Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
StFX international students living in Canada

Support for International Students

The Office of Internationalization offers STFX students support and opportunities to learn.

Services we offer:

  • International Student Orientation (September and January)
  • Supporting students’ arrival to campus (first steps, navigating buildings and resources)
  • Aiding students with maintaining Canadian government immigration documents (Study Permit, Temporary Residence Visa)
  • Providing information on applying to work in Canada including co-op work permits, social insurance numbers, and income tax, etc.
  • Helping students explore post-graduation options
  • Supporting the transition to studying and living in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Understanding the rights and responsibilities students have as members of our community
  • Understanding STFX’s expectations and requirements of students
  • Supporting students in developing positive mental health practices to elevate and maintain their overall wellness.
  • Organizing cultural and social programming

Lubna Rahman, International Student Advisor, is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) in training and can connect you to the information and resources you need to live, work, study and thrive in Canada.

Click here to book an in-person or online appointment today to speak with Lubna one-to-one. No need to wait in lines – you can make an appointment that conveniently suits your schedule.

If you chose to have the meeting in-person, please come to the Office of Internationalization in Nicholson Tower, Rm. 109. If you chose to have the meeting remotely, you will receive a Teams link via a confirmation email after confirming your booking.

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Looking for something specific?

As students of StFX, you have access to on-campus resources that are dedicated to your success and wellbeing:

*For specific questions about your coverage, please contact Barb Markovic at stfxplan@mystudentplan.ca

  • On-campus Health and Counselling Services where you can find Medical Services and Mental Health Services.
  • If you need support with your academics, want more information about citations style guides, tutoring services, and general academic support, visit the StFX Student Success Centre.
  • If you are looking to make changes to your program of study or change courses, speak to an Academic Advisor who can support you.
  • If you are looking for a job on or off campus, the Student Career Centre can help with creating a resume, tailoring your resume to specific jobs, job search strategies, interview prep, and networking tips.
  • You can access Gender and Sexual Diversity Advising to support you throughout your time here.
  • If you are Black identifying, there is a community here to support you. Please see Black Student Advising to find out more.
  • You have access to the StFX Recreation Centre where you can engage in sports for leisure, join a team, swim, work out and much more.
  • If you have a diagnosed disability, please visit the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning to find out about supports and accommodations.
  • The Student Union is made up of student representatives who provide services, advocacy and events for students at STFX. Take a look at the services offered, learn more about the Student Union Health and Dental Plan, and see their upcoming events page!

Quick Links: Off-Campus Resources

Lubna Rahman, International Student Advisor, is a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) in training and can connect you to the information and resources you need to live, work, study and thrive in Canada.

Click the link to book an in-person or online appointment today to speak with Lubna one-to-one. No need to wait in lines – you can make an appointment that conveniently suits your schedule.

If you chose to have the meeting in-person, please come to the Office of Internationalization in Nicholson Tower, Rm. 109. If you chose to have the meeting remotely, you will receive a Teams link via a confirmation email after confirming your booking.

For more information, contact:

Office of Internationalization

Nicholson Tower Room 109

StFX University

Antigonish, NS

Canada B2G 2W5

Phone: 1.902.867.3678

Email: international@stfx.ca

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