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Update: Ryerson University’s readiness plan to welcome international students

As was announced by the federal government earlier this fall, all post secondary institutions must have a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their provincial government to be able to welcome international students.

Effective November 17th, Ryerson's readiness plan has been approved by the federal and provincial governments. 

In addition to Ryerson University’s approved COVID-19 readiness plan, international students must be eligible to enter Canada through possession of a valid study permit or letter of introduction issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more information related to travel to Canada please visit this webpage, external link. If you are unclear about your eligibility to enter Canada, please contact International Student Support at

Date: November 17, 2020

Areas of Support

International Student Advising

Our team of International Student Advisors are Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who can help through group immigration advising, drop-in hours, and one-on-one personal development appointments.


Book an Appointment

This mandatory Welcome Meeting is designed to get to know you and support your transition to Ryerson University and Canada. The meeting will provide you with resources to guide you through your time at university and assist you in reaching your personal, academic, and professional goals.

The meeting can take place in-person or by GoogleMeet. We offer both one-on-one and group in-person welcome meetings to best suit your preference. To book your Welcome Appoint, start by completing the google formInternational Student Welcome Form, external link, opens in new window.

At Ryerson, International Student Support (ISS) is the authorized office to provide immigration support to all of our students. Our professional staff are licensed to provide immigration support to our students.

ISS full-time professional staff support Ryerson students in immigration matters related to their student experience at Ryerson. Our office provides immigration support through:

  • 1-on-1 advising appointments
  • Drop-in advising appointments (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Immigration Insights, opens in new window’ group immigration advising sessions

Emily Jin
International Student Advisor
Faculties: Faculty of Arts; Real Institute & Ryerson International University Foundation Program (IUFP)

Emma Jankowski
International Student Advisor
Faculties: Yeates School of Graduate Studies & Chang School of Continuing Education

Samantha DeBoer
International Student Advisor
Faculties: Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD); Faculty of Science & Faculty of Community Services

Yun Kyng Woo
International Student Advisor
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

Yassin Sagnia
International Student Advisor
Faculty: Ted Rogers School of Management