Student Bulletin & Services

Get familiar with Canada’s pre-departure guide, visit https://www.educanada.ca/.

Arrival

You need to arrange with our International Student Coordinator ahead of time should you wish to be picked up in the Airport upon arrival. Applicable charges may apply.

Student Orientation
New International Students are required to attend orientation to get familiar with the college facility, program details and student services. This is normally scheduled 2-5 business days before the program start date.
Study while Work

You may be eligible to study and work in Canada as an International Student, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work.html. Read and understand the rules and regulations of the Federal and provincial governments.

Health Care Insurance

It is important to have health insurance coverage to protect from unexpected medical costs. No one wants to get sick but most of us need medical care at some point.

International students may be eligible for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage.

  • If you are under 18 years of age, you must be added to the AHCIP account of a custodian.
  • If you have a 12-month study permit (valid for an Alberta educational institute) and will reside in Alberta for 12 months or more, you are eligible for AHCIP coverage and you should apply.
  • If you have a study permit valid for more than 3 months, but less than 12 months, you may be eligible for AHCIP coverage if your application is accompanied by a letter confirming your intent to reside in Alberta for at least 12 months.

It’s important to apply for a health insurance coverage within 3 months of your moving date:

  • If application is received within 3 months of your arrival in Alberta, Canada, coverage will start on either the date you arrive in Alberta or the date signed on your study permit, whichever is later
  • Alberta Health and Wellness will determine the effective date of your coverage if you do not register within the first 3 months of your Alberta residency.

 

For those who are not eligible to obtain coverage under AHCIP, you must purchase a private insurance plan. Get connected with insurance company or agent in your home country or on arrival in Canada.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip-how-to-apply.aspx#jumplinks-1

LIVING ACCOMMODATION

Global College currently does not offer in-house living accommodations. Here are lists of home rentals, hostels and homestays for students looking for a place to stay while study in Calgary, Alberta.

Religious Affiliation

Global College values your faith regardless of what religion you belong. We encouraged you to discover this list of welcoming churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples in Calgary. Members of this religious group will welcome you with their smile as a visitor to Calgary.

Community Support Services
Church Name Website or Location
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Baitun Nur Mosque
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Calgary Buddhist Temple
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
Center Street Church
Dashmesh Culture Centre
135 Martindale Blvd. NE, Calgary
Knox United Church
Temple B’nai Tikvah

Here is the list of community service Centers in Calgary that you may need for social connection, transportation services, language, settlement, mental health, sexual abuse and health & wellness services.

Family & Community Support Services

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint municipal-provincial funding program designed to establish, administer and operate preventive social services.

Centre for New Comers

Settlement services at the Centre for Newcomers help address the needs of immigrants and refugees to make a successful transition to their new home in Calgary.

Diversecities

Diversecities is a community service that provides assistance in four key life areas: Economic Integration, Social Connection, Well-being, and Learning. We uniquely form long term relationships and guide Calgarians to reach their full potential.

Services offered:

  • Finding a place to live
  • Applying for benefits
  • Registering child for school or daycare
  • Finding a job
  • Opening a bank account
  • Obtaining your driver’s license
  • Finding a family doctor, and more

They provide education and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide.

They provide support services to anyone who is impacted by sexual violence including support people.

Chinook Learning Services – Adult ESL

Chinook Learning Services welcomes individual International students to enrol. International students 19 years of age and younger may enrol in daytime and evening classes. International students over 20 years of age may enrol in evening Fall and Winter classes as well as Summer School classes.

Calgary Transit

The Calgary Transit peace officers are highly trained and skilled professionals, who help ensure you get home safely every day.

Driverseat

Driverseat is proud to serve Calgary and surrounding area. We provide solutions for any type of transportation need. Designated Driver, Personal Chauffeur, Assisted Transport, Airport Shuttle, Vehicle Maintenance are few of the services they provide.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO CALL:

311

for City information and non-emergency and non-law enforcement related services such as excessive snow or ice on roadways, back lanes, or sidewalks.

211

for access to social, health and government services.

811

Health Link for physical or mental information and advice. Translation services are available.

911

for life threatening emergency assistance (fire, ambulance or police).

College Services

  • Career Counselling
    No matter where you are in your student journey, get a mentorship and advice from our career consultants to help you succeed. Find the ideal educational opportunity to reach your goals. Book an appointment by calling 587-391-7200 or email us at info@globalcollege-edu.ca.
  • Academic Support
    Our staff are available to help you assist with your academic concerns such as learning difficulties, finding time to study, understanding course content, poor study habits, and test anxiety that leads to poor performance on exams. Book an appointment by calling 587-391-7200 or email us at info@globalcollege-edu.ca.