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Areas of Support

International Student Advising

Our team of International Student Advisors are Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who can help through group immigration advising, drop-in hours, and one-on-one personal development appointments.


Immigration Insights Recordings

Looking for a tutorial on how to apply for an immigration document? Check out our Immigration Insights recordings on demand to learn how to prepare your application! These recordings are available to current Ryerson students and must be accessed through your Ryerson Zoom account. We also offer these sessions live - check out our ConnectRU page for upcoming dates!

Important: Please note these sessions were recorded in April 2022 and are up-to-date as of the recording date. For the most recent immigration information, please refer to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website, external link or book an appointment with an international student advisor.


Virtual Drop-in Hours

Do you have a quick question or are looking for some guidance? Join our virtual drop-in hours hosted on Zoom to ask your question to an International Student Advisor!

Please make sure that you are logged into your Zoom, external link account in order to access the sessions.

Book an Appointment

This mandatory Welcome Meeting is designed to get to know you and support your transition to Toronto Metropolitan University and Canada. The meeting will provide you with resources to guide you through your time at university and assist you in reaching your personal, academic, and professional goals.

The meeting can take place in-person or by GoogleMeet. We offer both one-on-one and group in-person welcome meetings to best suit your preference. To book your Welcome Appoint, start by completing the google formInternational Student Welcome Form, external link, opens in new window.

Action Plan appointments are designed to support you with your Academic, English Language, Financial, Mental Health and Social Transition. The appointments will provide you with a point of contact within the International Student Support office to connect you with resources and refer you to workshops offered through ISS and campus partners. 

During the meeting, an advisor will work with you to help you identify your main challenges and develop an Action Plan: a personalized, step-by-step, referral guide and next steps to address your concerns. Book an Action Plan appointment by completing the International Student Intake Form, external link. You will receive a confirmation email and a calendar invitation with the meeting link after completing the form. We look forward to meeting you!

At Toronto Metropolitan University, International Student Support (ISS) is the authorized office to provide immigration support to all of our students. Our professional staff are licensed to provide immigration support to our students.

ISS full-time professional staff support Toronto Metropolitan University students in immigration matters related to their student experience. Our office provides immigration support through:

To book an appointment, fill out the appropriate appointment booking form below and select your availability to meet with your International Student Advisor

Make sure to go back and submit your form after selecting your available time slot. If you are having difficulty booking an appointment online, and are in urgent need of an appointment, please send us an email at


Arthur Li
International Student Advisor
Faculties: Faculty of Arts; Real Institute & Ryerson International University Foundation Program (IUFP)

LeChelle Saunders
International Student Advisor
Faculties: Yeates School of Graduate Studies; International Exchange Students & Chang School of Continuing Education

Maryam Julazadeh
International Student Advisor
Faculties: The Creative School; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Community Services & Ted Rogers School of Management

Yun Kyng Woo
International Student Advisor
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science

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