York International - Latest News and Announcements

Biometrics can now be given in Canada

December 12, 2019

As of December 3, 2019, fingerprints and photos (biometrics) can be given at designated Service Canada offices. Biometrics are valid for 10 years and are generally required in all applications for visas, study permits, work permits, extensions, permanent residence and refugee or asylum status. 

Help make a family's Holiday Season great! Adopt a Family - York International!

December 4, 2019

The adopt-a-family program, run through the Jane and Finch Community Centre, focuses on helping families in need enjoy a special holiday season. This year York International, in collaboration with the York Athletics and Recreation administration has adopted their own family for the first time. The York International family is a family of 5 that is new to Canada; a single mum with two girls and twin boys. We ask the global community to join us in providing support to this family as they spend their first holiday season in Canada. Some of their wishes include kitchen supplies, warm blankets, winter clothing, back packs, makeup, and a family computer to help them study at home.

How to contribute: drop by the York International office at 200 York Lanes with either money or a gift card to Walmart. Tax receipts are available upon request; if you would like a tax receipt, please leave your name and contact information with the front desk staff.

No matter what you celebrate during this season (Christmas, Hanukah, Winter Solstice, etc), we hope that you’ll consider giving what you can to our ‘Adopt a Family’ family to make their Holiday great!

Screening of the Uruguayan Documentary 'Clemente Estable: Learnings from a Master' and Presentation of the Uruguayan Book 'The Medium Age'

November 22, 2019

The Consulate General of Uruguay in Toronto together with the Spanish Center present the documentary of the wonderful life of Juan Clemente Stable.
After the screening, the presentation of Pablo Casacuberta's latest book: "Middle age" will be held. Recently Pablo has been distinguished with the National Prize for Literature.

Important information from IRCC about your Study Permit

November 21, 2019

It’s almost 2020! Before 2019 comes to an end, we rounded up some of the frequently asked questions by our international students regarding studying and working in Canada. If you currently hold a study permit, we want to share these important reminders on a number of key immigration issues and invite you to do a self-check at this time. Read more

Rise in Fraudulent or “Scam” Calls

November 21, 2019

Recently, there have been a number of scam calls from individuals claiming to be employees of Service Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, as well as the local police agency.
An increasing number of international students have reported receiving phone calls regarding their social insurance numbers (SIN). The caller threatens to make an arrest if no immediate action is taken. The scammers use Caller ID Spoofing to disguise their phone numbers with legitimate numbers for government agencies. Read more

A Message to the York Community regarding Hurricane Dorian Impact and Relief Efforts

September 11, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of devastation and destruction in Grand Bahama, Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, the eastern seaboard of the United States and Nova Scotia, here in Canada. The University community stands together with those who are impacted by this natural disaster and offer our care and concern to these communities at York and beyond. Read more

International Student Reception

September 10, 2019

New, first year international students and exchange students are invited to the President’s International Student Reception.  If you’re a first year international student or exchange student, look out for an email invitation to this year’s Reception. Read more

YU Lions Varsity Game- Men's Football

September 14, 2019

In collaboration with the York Athletics and Recreation, York International goes to a Football Varsity Game! Come and experience the school spirit with us. Cheer loud for the York Lions and wear your Red and White colors! Read more

International Student Orientation 2019

August 16, 2019

You’ll learn about all the essential information about immigration requirements for international students and how to maintain legal status in Canada. The Orientation will also walk you through the social and cultural transition and ways to adapt to the new Canadian academic environment. Read more

York International is looking for Volunteers

August 08, 2019

Hello all! York International is looking for volunteers for the upcoming student orientations at the beginning of the school year. Read more

York International is Hiring

August 08, 2019

Hello all! York International is hiring student staff for the upcoming school year. If you are an undergraduate student, and you have one of the skills we're looking for, we welcome you to apply for the job positions! Read more

ISX Trips: August

August 02, 2019

If you don't have any plans for the long weekend, be sure to check out these ISX trips and go have fun with your friends!
It is time to make your summer plans. Read more

Online Webinar: Exploring Toronto

August 01, 2019

Hello all, as students who will be studying in Canada for the upcoming year, we are going to introduce you to the city of Toronto. From the webinar, you will know where to shop, dine, and how to travel around the city with public transport. Read more

Student Representative Posting

August 01, 2019

Calling all students‼
There is an opportunity for international students to sit on the Alumni Board, for more information feel free to check out and apply through the link provided below.
Good luck! Read more

Coffee Breaks Cancelled on These Dates

August 23, 2019

Due to Global Connection workshops, Coffee Breaks are cancelled on July 23rd, August 6th, August 13th, and August 15th.
All hands on deck for our Global Connections Online workshops, so take note!! We'll see you soon!

Online Webinar: York University and You

July 16, 2019

Ever wondered what the YU campus culture is like and the variety of student clubs York has to offer? Tune in to our next online webinar on the 23rd of July at 9am or the repeat session at the 24th of July at 2:30pm EST to learn more about York University and you! Read more

Immigration Advising: 11 July and 12 July

July 10, 2019

Have questions related to immigration such as your study permit, work permit, etc.? Drop-ins are starting at 1pm today (July 11) and starting at 10am tomorrow (July 12) in 200 York Lanes. Read more

Online Webinar: Academic Services at York University

June 26, 2019

Tune for our next online webinar!!
If you have any questions about academic services, come join us to learn more! We will also have Global-Liaison's on site to answer your questions.
Join Global-Liaison Vishwaveda from India on July 9th at 9am or the repeat session on July 10th at 2:30pm to have all your questions answered! Read more

Online Webinar: Housing and Taste of York University

June 18, 2019

As new incoming international students, I know you all have a lot of questions about housing and where to eat on campus! It's okay if you missed our first online webinar, but be sure to tune in to this upcoming one!! Read more

Coffee Breaks Cancelled on These Dates

June 10, 2019

Due to Global Connection workshops, Coffee Breaks are cancelled on June 11th and June 25th.
All hands on deck for our Global Connections Online workshops, so take note!! We'll see you soon!

Online Webinar: Essential Services at York University

June 05, 2019

Don't miss our first online webinar next week!
It will be all about Essential Services here at York which includes immigration, UHIP (health insurance) and other relevant information that you would need to know before you become an official York student! Read more.

Summer Picnic

June 03, 2019

Its's the event that you've all been waiting for! The summer picnic party is happening NEXT WEEK! (June 4th | 2-4pm)
So bring your frisbees, badminton racquets, picnic mats and yourselves for a fun day under the sun!
This is the perfect event to kick start your summer and to meet new friends! Read more