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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.


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Mandatory Welcome 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.

Welcome Appointments are held virtually, in groups of up-to three students in your faculty. Book your Welcome Appointment by completing the google formInternational Student Welcome Form, external link. You will receive a confirmation email and a calendar invitation with the meeting link after completing the form. We look forward to meeting you! 

Action Plan appointments are designed to support you with your Academic, English Language, Financial, Mental Health and Social Transition. The appointments will provide you with a point of contact within the International Student Support office to connect you with resources and refer you to workshops offered through ISS and campus partners. 

During the meeting, an advisor will work with you to help you identify your main challenges and develop an Action Plan: a personalized, step-by-step, referral guide and next steps to address your concerns. Book an Action Plan appointment by completing the International Student Intake Form, external link. You will receive a confirmation email and a calendar invitation with the meeting link after completing the form. We look forward to meeting you!

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

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


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

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


LeChelle Saunders 
International Student Advisor
Faculties: Yeates School of Graduate Studies & Chang School of Continuing Education

Arthur Li 
International Student Advisor
Faculties: REAL Institute, RUIC