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Conferences & Workshops 2017-2018



Social Insurance Number Clinic for International Students ~ Services Canada

Services Canada will be on campus to process Social Insurance Number (SIN) applications for students holding Canadian study permits.  A SIN[1] from Service Canada is required to work in Canada or to get benefits and services from government programs. 


When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017. 10am – 3pm

Where: Room 101 (Baldwin Room), 33 St. George Street, Centre for International Experience, St. George Campus, University of Toronto.


For students interested in partaking this service, please sign up for an appointment with CIE Front Desk staff and prepare for the appointment as per the information outlined below.


To apply for a SIN to work on campus, your study permit must have these conditions printed on it:

·        May accept employment on the campus of the institution at which registered in full-time studies

·        May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186(f), (v) or (w)[2]. Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria


If your study permit doesn’t have these conditions, but you meet the criteria, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to amend the conditions on the study permit so you can apply for a SIN.[3] There is no fee to add these conditions. 


What to bring for SIN Clinic

To apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN), to request a confirmation of your SIN or to amend your SIN record, you must provide a valid primary document[4] that proves your identity and legal status in Canada. Please bring valid identity documents as follow:

  • Primary Document AND
  • Passport / Government Photo ID


Primary documents

A primary document is an official document that proves your identity and status in Canada.

  • You must provide original documents; photocopies are not accepted.
  • All documents must be written in English or French or be accompanied by an official translation attested to by the translator before a notary public, or prepared by an officer of a foreign government or an official of a British or Canadian consulate.


Temporary residents must provide an original of one of the following:

  • Work permit[5] issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Study permit[6] issued by IRCC, indicating that you are authorized to work in Canada:
    • a study permit that indicates the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada; or
    • a study permit and a “confirmation to work off campus” letter issued by IRCC prior to February 11, 2015.

If neither of these requirements is met, you must contact IRCC[7] to verify if you are eligible to apply for an amended study permit.


Ontario Teachers being recruited to teach in British Columbia!

British Columbia’s public schools are looking to Ontario for teachers. As reported by the CBC and national media, BC school districts will need to hire to fill over 500 full-time and part-time positions this fall. There are opportunities in all grade-levels and subject areas. If you have always wanted to live in B.C. and start your teaching career, come to a presentation to learn how this possibility can be a reality.

Judy Maranda, Director of the Sustainable Workforce Project with Make a Future (B.C. Public School Employers’ Association) will be in the Toronto area to provide information on how you can teach in B.C. as well as provide application details.

Where: OISE (Room 2-214) 

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 11:30 – 1:00 pm.

RSVP: Register Here Refreshments will be provided.

Further Details are found on their website 



Sampling of Last year's Events, to be repeated with 2017-2018 dates:

The 2017 Graduate Students Research Conference (17th annual) April 7 & 8 2017

Graduate Student's Reseach Conference (17th Annual) April 7 & 8 There is a pre-event presentation and poster support training session April 3, 5-7 in 3-311. Please register HERE

gsrc poster

For more information and to Register, please visit the GSRC website 


Canadian Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity's 3rd annual Ontario Educator's Conference April 28, 2017

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to present our third annual Ontario Educators’ Conference in collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Join 300 educators, administrators, and youth service workers from across the province on April 28th, 2017 at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), (252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON).

Conference participants will be given hands-on tools from educational professionals, lawyers, LGBTQ advocates, and academics to understand and recognize the issues faced by LGBTQ communities.  The training will include a focus on supporting LGBTQ youth and educators; working with trans & gender-variant youth; and sharing best practices. Please note there will also be workshops in both French & English, from urban, rural & remote perspectives; and from Public & Catholic perspectives.

Conference Highlights:

  • Workshops, seminars and presentations, which specifically target Educators, Administrators and Staff to give them the practical tools to ensure a safer climate.
  • Two keynotes.
  • A community fair to connect participants to key resources.

OISE has secured a specific number of FREE spaces at this conference, to secure your place, please register immediately HERE


2016-17 workshops at OISE

Extend your learning beyond the classroom at OISE.

Other Professional Development Workshops & Events Outside of OISE

  • Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program (UofT School of Graduate Studies)
    Designed to help all graduate students become fully prepared for their future. The program can help you to communicate better, plan and manage your time, learn entrepreneurial skills, understand and apply ethical practices, and work effectively in teams and as leaders. Its successful completion will be recognized by a transcript notation.
    More info > GPS Program

  • Career Learning Network (UofT)
    Do you have questions about what to do with your degree, career exploration, and preparing for the world of work.  Students can access a personalized dashboard on the CLN where they are able to view and access career-related resources. Regular workshops on resume-building, interview skills, LinkedIn Labs are offered.
    More info about Career Resources for Graduate Students

  • MyGradSkills.ca (Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills)
    MyGradSkills.ca is a resource for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to enhance the professional skills so that they can succeed during their studies and research, and in a range of career paths. MyGradSkills.ca includes a number of self-paced, online modules on a range of topics, including teaching & learning, to career development, to community engagement, to entrepreneurship, and much more -- all as online modules.
    More info > MyGradSkills.ca



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