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New Arrival Support Program

Depending on when your flight arrives, you may be in Canada for many days before International Student Orientation takes place. During this time, you may not know anyone but will have lots of questions and need assistance to settle in. That is why International Student Services is pleased to bring you the New Arrival Support Program (NASP). 

About the program

  • What is the New Arrival Support Program?

    When you register for the New Arrival Support Program (NASP), you are registering to meet two student volunteers who will help with your adjustment to UOIT and Oshawa.

    During the NASP you will: 

    • Meet peers who can support you.
    • Receive a campus tour.
    • Receive a tour of the Durham Region public transit system.
    • Learn how to navigate in Oshawa.
    • Get your campus ID (if offices are open on the date you select).
    • Get assistance setting up banking.
    • Get assistance setting up phone plans.
    • Shop for your immediate needs.
    • Get your Social Insurance Number (SIN) (if offices are open).

    Please note: You should register for both the New Arrival Support Program and the International Student Orientation as they are different programs.


  • How to register for Fall 2017

    Registration now open

    You can register for the New Arrival Support Program (NASP) on the same form you use to register for International Student Orientation and the main undergraduate orientation (IGNITE). 


    • You must register at least five business days before the date you would like to meet with our volunteers. This is so our office has enough time to make arrangements.
    • If you do not register with enough notice, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate you on the date you have chosen.
    • You can plan your registration around your arrival to Canada/Oshawa.

    What happens after you register?

    Our volunteers will contact you at the email address you provide. They will work with you to co-ordinate:

    • What you would like to do.
    • What documents you will need to bring.
    • Where to meet.
    • How you can contact them.
  • Available program dates - Fall 2017
    Wednesday, August 9 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, August 12 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday, August 14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, August 17 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, August 20 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 23 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, August 27 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 30 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, September 3 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, September 10 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recommended documents

  • To get your student ID

    You will need:

    • Your university-produced class schedule (can be electronic) to confirm your student ID number.*
    • One piece of valid government-issued photo ID such as your passport, driver's licence, etc.

    *The campus ID office will accept your Letter of Acceptance to start your campus ID process, but your card be printed only after you've completed your registration. Your card will be available immediately, providing you meet all the above requirements.  

  • To open a bank account

    For Canadian banking information, including which documents are required to open a bank account, visit Banking in Canada.

  • To get your Social Insurance Number

    To find out about your work eligibility as a student, what a Social Insurance Number is, and which documents are required to get one, visit Working in Canada.

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