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International Student Orientation

Welcome to NAIT!

New Student & International Orientation - August 27 & 28, 2019

We invite all new international students to attend Fall 2019 New Student & International Orientation, an event designed to provide you with information, resources and tools to help you be successful as you transition to life as a student at NAIT and in Edmonton.

It will provide you an opportunity to meet new friends, International Centre staff and International Peer Mentors before classes start. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

Register now


 What you'll learn at orientation:

Our orientation for International and newcomer students will help you

  • Gain awareness of different services at NAIT
  • Learn about how to secure health care, banking and mobile services
  • Get to know your international student advisors and the International Centre
  • Develop relationships with peer mentors and other students
  • Learn important information about study permits and working in Canada
  • Learn about upcoming events, volunteering and opportunities to be engaged at NAIT

Pre-arrival Webinars

View our series of webinars to prepare you for your transition to life in Canada.

What your orientation day will look like:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • one AT NAIT & U-Pass services available
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • New Student & International Orientation
  • Campus Tours
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Program Orientations (if scheduled by your program)

Find your program orientation details


Airport Welcome Booth

When you arrive at the Edmonton International Airport, visit the Edmonton Post-Secondary School Airport Welcome Booth located on the arrivals level. There will be volunteers there to greet you and provide you with some immediate need-to-know information, such as how to access airport transportation, how to go to campus, where to find food, and more.

Dates: August 12 to September 4, 2019
Location: Next to door 9 across from baggage carousel 6
Open hours: 10 am – 11 pm

View Edmonton International Airport interactive map


SkyShuttle Airport Services

In an effort to make your arrival to Edmonton as easy as possible, we would like to coordinate transportation, via the SkyShuttle Airport Service, from the Edmonton International Airport to various drop-off locations across the city of Edmonton.

If you do not have transportation already organized and would like to use the SkyShuttle Service, please fill out the online form with your name, flight details, and the address of where staying at in Edmonton. The SkyShuttle Airport Service drops travellers off at various locations in the South and West sides of the city, as well as in the downtown.

Sign up for SkyShuttle ServiceEdmonton SkyShuttle's pickup locations 

SkyShuttle Fare

Please note that the cost of this service is free of charge ONLY for newly admitted NAIT international students and you are required to sign up in advance. You are allowed up to two pieces of luggage on the SkyShuttle bus. Additional pieces of luggage or oversized items may be subject to charge, at the discretion of SkyShuttle employees.
 
There will be Airport Welcome volunteers at the airport arrival level to confirm your signup information. (If you have accompanying members travelling with you and would like to use the same service, they will have to pay for the service at regular fare.)