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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 the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and to 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 through 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).

    Note: You should register for both the NASP and the International Student Orientation, as they are different programs.


  • Winter 2019

    Register here

    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.
  • Winter 2019 available dates
    Monday, January 7 1 to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 9 1 to 5 p.m.
    Friday, January 11 1 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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