Achieving student success: Working towards your professional, personal and financial goals
As an international student, studying in Canada is a stepping stone towards achieving your professional and personal goals. Having a Canadian degree on your resume can open a plethora of opportunities, but student success goes beyond that.
Your student life is a chance to find your place in your new community, lay the foundation for a successful career in Canada, take ownership of your finances, discover new skills and interests, and of course, do well academically.
Once you decide to study in Canada, there will be many milestones to achieve along the way. You will need to get admission into a Canadian university or college, apply for a study permit, prepare for your move, open a student bank account, and finally, get started with your new life as a student in Canada.
Adapting to your new environment and schedule may take time. You’ll need to ensure you have enough time to study, make new friends, pursue your hobbies, and take care of your health. Plus, you may want to look for student jobs or internships that align with your study program, start building your network in Canada, and prepare to enter the job market after your studies. If you plan to stay in Canada, it’s a good idea to explore work permits and permanent residence pathways early on, so you’re all set to take the next steps after graduation.
The information and tips we share in this guide will help you achieve holistic success as an international student in Canada, from securing your study permit and adapting to life in Canada to laying the groundwork for your career and future.