Arrival Information

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Pre-Arrival Information Webinars  

The International Education Centre (IEC) organizes information webinars prior to the arrival of new students. We will reach out to students on their email address a few weeks before the start of the semester. 

Note: We send regular emails to new students. Students must ensure that their email address is updated in the OCAS portal. If they are using an agent, please confirm with them that correct email address has been added to the portal. For any queries, please email [email protected]


Short Term Accommodation at Sibley Hall Residence, on campus 

All newly arriving students may stay at our on-campus residence, while they confirm their long-term accommodation arrangements.  The cost is subsidized by the College, and students will pay $100 for four nights.  Students must contact Residence directly,  at least 10 days in advance of their arrival. Please contact: [email protected]


Web Registration

Students receive a 'Welcome email' from the IEC a few weeks before classes begin. This email includes their My Campus Portal login details, instructions for web registration, and many other important details. After web registration opens, students must follow the instructions for web registration to register in classes for the semester. Students will get their class schedule at the end of this process. 



Orientation includes valuable information that introduces students to life at Confederation College, and in Thunder Bay.  Information is provided on a wide range of settlement and academic topics and introduces students to several individuals and college-based services that will help them throughout their time at our college.  Orientation is mandatory and generally comprises three distinct sessions: International, college-wide and program-specific orientations.  All students are informed well in advance of the dates for orientation for each intake.


Health Insurance 

The International Education Centre coordinates health care coverage for international students, and this cost is included in their tuition payment.  Coverage for registered students begins when they arrive in Canada but no sooner than September 1 for fall intake, January 1 for winter intake, and May 1 for summer intake students. Students arriving before that date must purchase their own insurance.  Health insurance for international students covers a wide range of medical situations but does not cover pre-existing conditions.  Students who have existing medical conditions should therefore ensure that they are able to cover the costs of any treatment they need while studying with us.