Student Support

One of the unforgettable experiences I have had is being able to enter one of the best colleges in Canada, Durham College. Leaving my country, language and friends has been a great challenge. However, Durham College has opened new horizons for me. I have made friends from different countries, my English increases daily, the teachers are professional, and the facilities are outstanding. Moreover, one of the services that I am very grateful and impressed with is the international student services. Since I decided that Durham would be part of my future, I contacted the College and am impressed with the speed with which they answer emails and follow up on every question. Durham provided the necessary information for things like: payment methods, accommodation options, and even tips for arriving at the Canadian airport. In addition, when I arrived at the school, I felt highly welcomed and guided. Even though I wasn't that involved with technology, Durham has taught me how to use their various online tools through which students can communicate with teachers, classmates, class schedules, and grades, among other things. Durham always cared about my process. I am grateful for this excellent service because, for that reason, I can be in this beautiful country and study Fitness and Health Promotion in the best college. Therefore, I recommend Durham College one hundred percent as an international student.

Sony Campos International student from Mexico City

Oshawa Campus


Are you new to campus and need help figuring out where to go? View our digital campus maps to find out the locations of your classes, academic offices, campus resources and more! Learn more...

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You must keep track of all of your immigration documentation expiry dates, including your study permit and passport expiry dates, to maintain your immigration status. It is your responsibility to ensure your documents remain valid during your studies in Canada. Learn more...

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Renew your study permit / Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa from within CanadaApply for Co-op work permits / Apply For a Post-Graduation Work Permit

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Tax Information

In Canada, completing an income tax form and sending it to the government is referred to as ‘filing a tax return’. You must file a tax return if you:

  • Earned income from employment (on-campus and/or off-campus)
  • Received a scholarship/bursary while in Canada.

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Finding a place to live is a top priority when starting your academic journey in Canada, and we understand the search for a home away from home can be intimidating or confusing. Fortunately, at Durham College and in Durham Region, there is a wide range of housing options available to suit every budget and lifestyle. Learn more...

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Make your health and wellness a priority this year by booking an international student wellness check with the Campus Health Centre. Our international health team will address any health concerns you might have. Learn more...

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As an international student in Canada, you have access to health insurance. If you ever fall ill or get into an accident and need medical aid, you will be covered for most services. Learn more...

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Working in Canada

To be able to work in Canada, you must be enrolled full-time and have a valid study permit with specific wording on your study permit that allows you to work. You will also need a Social Insurance Number (SIN).  This can be obtained at a Service Canada location. Learn more...

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Work while studying / Apply For a Post-Graduation Work Permit

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Apply to graduate

Are you graduating? Congratulations! When you are in your last semester, you will need to apply to graduate through MyDC. Please see here for more information. Learn more...

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Invite your relatives or friends to visit you in Canada

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Transfer and withdrawal options

If you have decided that you want to attend a different program than the one you have been accepted into at Durham College, you should do it as soon as possible as it depends on seat availability and your admissibility into that program. Programs can fill up weeks or months before the start date. Learn more...