Once You Arrive

Arrival Checklist

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  • Submit your study permit and a copy of your passport to the International Education Centre
  • Update your Prince George address and emergency contact at the International Education Centre
  • Sign a Freedom of Information Consent Form
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Guardme temporary medical insurance
  • Medical Service Plan of BC
  • Register for your courses
  • Activate your CNC student account
  • Get your student ID from the Admissions Office
  • Get your UPASS from the Student Union Office
  • Buy textbooks from the Bookstore
  • Open a Bank Account
  • Arrange for cell phone and internet services

Student Orientation

Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students to CNC. During orientation students will be given the chance to become familiar with their new surroundings with a tour of the campus and city or Prince George. Our workshop series will educate students about rules and pathways at CNC, success strategies, probation, plagiarism, student conduct, Canadian culture and safety on and off campus.

For 2020 orientation information visit CNC Orientation.


For CNC students interested in working part-time while studying, and/or working during their school breaks and after their graduation, Prince George has many employment opportunities. Staff at CNC will help you surmount employment challenges by assisting you in acquiring your study permits with off campus work permission and the completion of your Social Insurance Number application.

Non-ESL international students with full-time registration status and a valid study permit are eligible to work in Canada. Your study permit allows you to:

  • Work up to 20 hours per week during your regular academic sessions and
  • Work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break