International Student Services

Welcome, international students! We’re glad you’re here. We value the knowledge and experiences you bring to our McMaster and Hamilton community. Discover how the International Student Services (ISS) team can support your success at McMaster and beyond.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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Canadian workplace rules for international students

Are you an international student or a newcomer to Canada? Are you getting acquainted with the Canadian workplace culture? There...

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Canadian workplace culture for international students

Are you an international student or a newcomer to Canada? Are you getting acquainted with the Canadian workplace culture? There...

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Volunteer requirements and opportunities for international students

Are there requirements for volunteering in Canada? Check with the organization you are interested in volunteering with to find out...

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International Student Summer Webinar Series

International Student Summer Webinar Series Event

Get ready for university life in Canada Attend our webinars to meet your community of support and get answers to...

EXPLORE

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Get drop-in, one-on-one guidance from the international student services team. Have quick online text chats (10–15 minutes) and get answers to your general questions about international student support.

Anyone can improve their writing and academic skills. Explore how our writing and academic skills services, programs and events can support your development in key areas, such as reading, writing and studying.

Career Access Professional Services (CAPS)

Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) can help you overcome any barriers you may experience during your career journey, including those you may face as an international student.

International Student Work Opportunity (ISWO)

The International Student Work Opportunity (ISWO) program is a joint initiative between the Student Success Centre and Student Financial Aid & Scholarships to help international students gain valuable Canadian work experience at McMaster and beyond.

Get Ready, Get Hired

More about this opportunity coming soon!

The McMaster Office for the Development of English Language Learners (MODEL) is a free service designed to help both undergraduate and graduate students who may be struggling with the English language.