International Centre

NAIT’s International Centre provides services that support international students as they transition and settle in Canada.

Arriving in Edmonton

Find out everything you need to know about what it’s like to live in Edmonton and Canada.   Find out more

Immigration & Visa Requirements

Learn more about what you need to successfully enrol as an international student at NAIT.   Find out more

Services for Current International Students

One on one advising

One-on-one advising

Academic Advisors provide support and can assist you in many areas; whether you are making an education plan, extending a study permit or looking to transition into the Canadian labour force, our advisors can help! Some of our staff are certified Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) who can provide immigration and settlement advice.

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International Peer Mentors

International Peer Mentor Program

Students who are new to studying in Canada can signup as mentees and join the International Peer Groups to meet other peers. The groups are led by International Peer Mentors who are senior students at NAIT. The mentors will share their NAIT and Edmonton experience with mentees and provide support for their cultural transition.

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Counselling services

Student Counselling

Did you know the International Centre has a registered mental health counsellor embedded to support students in their transition to NAIT? From general support to specific difficulties, we offer a safe, supportive environment where you can get the help you need. To support the COVID-19 response, appointments are online or by phone until further notice.

To request help for personal or mental health concerns, please email counselling@nait.ca and mention you are an international student.

Immigration workshops

Immigration workshops

Our designated Immigration Consultants host virtual workshops that cover many topics — studying, working as an international student, and pathways to permanent residency. You will learn more about Study Permits, Visas and various Work Permits.

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International Centre Newsletter

Stay connected and hear the updates from us by subscribing to the bi-weekly International Centre newsletter!

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Chaplaincy

NAIT offers mentorship, guidance, and the chance to ask questions of our nine faith leaders from a variety of denominations, regardless of one's own religious commitment. Students are welcome to inquire about off-campus opportunities but chaplains will not attempt to recruit or convert you. LGBTQ2+ inquiries welcome.

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Orientation for International Students

You’re interested in NAIT, you apply and you’re accepted, now you make your way to Edmonton and get ready for an amazing orientation experience   Find out more