Support for International Students

Lakehead University is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. As you transition to Lakehead, and throughout your degree, we have a wide range of services in place to help you. 

Students getting help at the Student Success Centre

International Advising

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)
  • Course Selection  

To request an appointment with an International Student Advisor, contact us: 

Thunder Bay Campus:
Phone: (807) 346-7848
Email: internationaladvisor@lakeheadu.ca
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 
In Person: International Centre Welcome Desk (ground floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library, Thunder Bay Campus)

Orillia Campus:
Phone: (705) 330-4008, ext. 2141
Email: kfraser@lakeheadu.ca
In Person: Simcoe Hall, OA1031

Visa and Immigration Appointments and Workshops

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). The advisor is here to help you with all immigration matters during your studies at Lakehead through one-on-one appointments and workshops. 

Learn more about how to make an immigration appointment or register for a workshop.

Peer Mentor Program

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Lakehead International’s Peer Mentor program pairs up experienced Lakehead students with a small group of new international students to help them:

  • Transition to university 
  • Adjust to the Lakehead University campus, the Thunder Bay or Orillia community, and Canadian culture
  • Access and get to know on-campus or off-campus resources

The Peer Mentor program organizes activities for all participants. It is a great way to meet new students and explore your new home.

Student Support Services

In addition to supports offered specifically through our International Centre, Lakehead offers broad supports available across campus. Follow the links below to gain more information on the many supports you can access as a student.