International Centre

The International Centre is closed for in-person services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff remain available to support you virtually.

Information for international students related to COVID-19

NAIT offers many programs and services that support international students’ academic success and their social and cultural transition to 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

International Centre programs

The International Centre provides a safe welcoming place for international students to build community, connect with peers and student service providers and engage in intercultural learning.

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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Newcomer Booster

The Newcomer Booster is a 2-week program that prepares international and newcomer students to start their studies at NAIT. Participants will build confidence, connections and increased readiness to start a new academic program at NAIT through online workshops, forum discussions, activities and video chats.

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International Engagement Events

NAIT offers a variety of fun student events through the year to support international and newcomer students in building community as they transition to NAIT and to Canada.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Life at NAIT

Learn about the programs and services NAIT offers to support you in your educational success, making industry and employer connections, having fun, meeting new people, and exploring your future.

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Orientation for new 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