Pre-Arrival Webinars

Welcome to York! Whether you're preparing to join us in the Summer, Fall or Winter, our pre-arrival webinars are here to help you prepare for life at York University and in Canada. Our multilingual and diverse team of students lead a series of online webinars throughout the Summer. These sessions focus on key information that incoming international students need to know, about Orientation, immigration, campus services, and more. These webinars will provides tips for success and will take you on a virtual journey throughout campus and beyond!

Winter 2022 Pre-Arrival Webinars

Travelling to Canada and Setting Yourself Up at York


Living in Toronto

Upcoming Webinars [Summer '22]


  • Webinar 1: Introduction to York University
  • Date & Time: July 20th – 9:00 am

In the Introduction to York University Webinar, we will cover a campus tour, important services at York University including York International, library services, academic support, your YU Card, and York Lanes. In addition, we will discuss ways to get involved on campus and a quick overview of on and off-campus housing.

  • Webinar 2: Exploring the City of Toronto and Canada
  • Date & Time: July 4th – 9:00 am

In the Exploring the City of Toronto and Canada webinar, we will get to know Toronto and facts about Canada as well as learn about transportation around the city, where to buy groceries and essentials, Canadian holidays, and different service centers.

  • Webinar 3: Safety, Health, and Wellness at York University
  • Date & Time: July 18th – 9:00 am

In the Safety, Health, and Wellness webinar we will cover safety tips on campus, services provided, how to ask for help, and common scams to avoid, such as email phishing.

  • Webinar 4: Introduction to Academics at York University
  • Date & Time: August 2nd – 9:00 am

Join York International in Webinar 4 to learn about academic life at York University. In the webinar, you will learn about key academic dates, how to read a syllabus, the difference between labs, lectures, and tutorials, and how to contact your professor and review academic integrity policies at York University.

  • Webinar 5: Getting Started at York University
  • Date & Time: August 15th – 9:00 am
  • Register

Join York International for the 5th webinar in the pre-arrival series. In the Getting Started at York University webinar, we will cover topics such as UHIP enrollment, how to open a bank account, SIM cards and phone plans, and transportation options.

  • Webinar 6: Traveling to Canada
  • Date & Time: August 22 – 9:00 am
  • Register

Join York International for our final webinar in the pre-arrival series. Learn about what to expect at the airport when you arrive, how to get from the airport to York University or to other parts of Toronto, current Covid-19 entry requirements, and what to pack!

You can register for all upcoming webinars at the York International Events Calendar. If you are interested in our previous webinars, take a look at the recordings here!