Current International Students

At Lakehead University we encourage our students to strive for balance so that they have a well-rounded and rewarding university experience when it comes to living and learning. Through student services and special events, we are committed to helping you as you make the most of student life, get involved in the community and plan for your future. 

If you are a Lakehead student planning to travel to Canada, please visit our International Student Quarantine Commitment Plan page.

Current travel restrictions for incoming students: Morocco. Flights will resume October 29. 2021. See here for more information. 

24/7 Emergency Contact numbers for International Students*
Thunder Bay Campus - Emergency: 1-807-627-8701 Arrival: 1-807-631-4123
Orillia Campus - 1-705-801-9963
* Lakehead University International's 24-hour phone line has some limitations for students studying outside of the province of Ontario, Canada. Provincial and legal boundaries limit our ability to respond to students outside of Ontario. We encourage all students in need of emergency medical or personal care to access supports in their home community.

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Appointments


We're here to support you throughout your academic journey. Book an appointment with one of our dedicated international student advisors today for assistance on a wide-range of topics.

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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions


Explore quick answers to the questions Lakehead International students ask most often.

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Immigration


As a Lakehead student, you have access to the services of Lakehead University's regulated International Student Immigration Advisor, who is designated through ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council).

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Events & Workshops


Explore the exciting events, workshops and opportunties that are designed especially for you as a Lakehead International student

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Advising, Health & Wellness, Supports


Our International Advisors are here to give you one-on-one guidance in all the matters specific to you as an international student. We can help you with any questions you might have about Financial Assistance, Housing, UHIP (University Health Insurance Program), Health & Wellness, Course Selection, and more.

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Pre-Arrival & Orientation


Orientation provides you with the opportunity to meet and engage with the International Student Services staff and to ask questions. Learn about international student supports and services that will help you meet your goal of being a successful student at Lakehead.

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International Student Centre


The International Centre, located right in the heart of the Thunder Bay campus, is where you will find English-language classes, all your international student services, as well as the International Lounge where you can connect with other students and relax between classes.

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Study Abroad


There are many ways to integrate the global experience into your university education, but none is better than travelling and studying in another country.

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Peer Mentor Program


The Peer Mentor Program pairs up first-year international students with upper-year students. Receive peer support and guidance as you adjust to your new hometowns of Orillia or Thunder Bay, to your new university community, and to life in Canada!

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Global Ambassador Program


The Global Ambassador Program is the ultimate opportunity for current students to express their proud voice and the spirit of Lakehead to future students and alumni globally.

Learn more about the Global Ambassador Program