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There will be many simultaneous events, activities and sessions happening on campus throughout the first couple weeks of September, so let’s explore what the IEC is offering:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Labour Day. University Closed
Classes Begin
IEC Open House 11am to 2pm
IEC Open House 11am to 2pm
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Get Experience Fair 10am to 2pm
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Niagara Falls
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Blue Jays Game
SIN Distribution Clinic 10am to 3pm
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Now you may be wondering what to expect at these different events… Let’s check them out!

Open House

The IEC Open House is a two-day event that provides students with a chance to:

  • Play some fun games and win prizes!
  • Learn about places in the world that you can go to study or visit
  • Meet the staff in the International Education Centre
  • Pick up your Health Insurance Coverage Card
  • Get FREE food!

This event is free for all students to attend! The event will be running from 11am to 2pm so drop-by and come meet us.

Get Experience Fair

The Get Experience Fair is an event hosted by the Career Centre each year. The Fair is a chance to help students, like yourselves, learn about all the interesting and valuable ways to get involved and gain experience through:

  • Volunteering
  • Internships
  • On-campus and work-study jobs
  • Research
  • International travel and study options

The Fair is FREE for UTM students! Be sure to stop by the IEC table.

Niagara Falls

The IEC Niagara Falls trip is a paid ticketed event open to ALL students. Busses will depart UTM at 9:30am, arriving in Niagara Falls around 11am. You will have the full day to view the spectacular and powerful waterfalls that the area is famous for, explore other attractions, museums, entertainment, and enjoy food the region has to offer. Busses will depart from Niagara Falls at 6pm, arriving back at UTM around 7:30pm.

Visit here to learn more about Niagara Falls and plan out your day with your friends!

Tickets for this fun-filled day are only $20! Purchase your tickets online here.

Blue Jays Game

The Toronto Blue Jays are Canada’s only team in Major League Baseball. Join the IEC for an evening watching the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto’s stadium. Cheering, hotdogs and fun times with friends are sure to be had!

Busses will be leaving UTM at 4:30pm, returning at around 11pm after the baseball game ends. Tickets are $30 or $35 and can be purchased online here.

SIN Distribution Clinic

A Social Insurance Number is mandatory to work and be paid in Canada and to access government programs and benefits.

Your study permit will indicate whether or not you may accept employment on or off campus. More information can be found online here under the Social Insurance Number section.

On this day at the IEC office you will be able to apply for a SIN. There is no fee associated with getting your SIN.

Orientation events and activities are meant to be fun; allowing you to explore sites, eat yummy foods (you should really try a hotdog at the Jays game – they are a Toronto staple!) and make new friends. Orientation is also meant to provide you with fundamental resources (e.g. SIN). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you at our events!

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