Workshops and conferences

Each semester, the Bureau de la vie étudiante offers many conferences on topics that might be of interest to you such as the adaptation process to Québec culture, how to dress for winter, income taxes, permanent immigration to Canada, and much more.

Most conferences are in French. To see the ones currently offered, visit the Ateliers et conférences section.

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Important information about BVE’s webinars

A few hours before each webinar, you’ll receive in your Université Laval student email box a message with a link to the webinar.

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Post graduation work permit and possibilities to settle in another Canadian province

This information session is brought to you by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and is aimed for students who wish, after their studies, to settle permanently in any other Canadian province (except Quebec) with the intention of being gainfully employed. The information presented in this information session is not for students who wish to immigrate to Quebec.

The topics are:

  • Post-graduation work permit
  • Express Entry system and different programs for immigration to Canada.

This presentation is for students who intend to immigrate in other provinces than Quebec.

Length: 75 minutes

Coming soon..

You can download here the PowerPoint of the presentation

Prerecorded Virtual Info Session (available from November 20th to December 2nd )

To view the prerecorded information session, click on the link below.

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International Students & Pathways to permanent residence outside Quebec
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Important

Please do not record or take photos of this information session. The presentation will be sent to you after the event. The link which will be valid until December 2nd , 2020.

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After viewing this presentation, we invite you to complete the survey which information collected will help IRCC to better adapt and adjust its immigration programs and policies in Canada.

Live Qs&As session with IRCC (Monday November 30th at 10:30 am)

If you have questions following the virtual info session, you can register for a Live Q&A Webinar with Immigration Canada, which will be held on Monday November 30th at 10:30 am.

To register, you must register with your @ulaval.ca email address using the firstname.lastname.number@ulaval.ca format.

Within 3 working days after your registration request has been received, you will receive your personal link to the webinar. No registration link will be sent to gmail/Hotmail, etc.

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Please note that only general questions will be answered. No questions regarding a personal situation will be answered.

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Administrative steps to be aware of

Living in Québec

Studying at Université Laval

Administrative steps to be aware of

Pathways to permanent residence for international students

This information session brought to you by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) focuses on the right to work during and after studies and pathways to permanent residence for international students who wish to settle outside of Quebec. This session does not address permanent residence programs in Quebec.

For more information, please visit the Department of Immigration, Francization and Integration

Length: 120 minutes

Webinar / Tuesday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m.
To log in, click on the link above and enter the following details:
Webinar number: 2334 260 1985
Passcode: MCzm885ZfQ* (62968859 from telephones)

IRCC is also conducting a short survey on the Slido platform to learn more about the factors that influence international students when choosing Canada for their studies and subsequently seeking permanent residence. The Slido platform is also used to collect your questions before and during the presentation. Please feel free to use it to send your questions.

Download the PowerPoint of this webinar

Income tax in Canada

This webinar will be presented by the Canada Revenue Agency in collaboration with Revenu Québec. It is for international students and individuals who have never filed an income tax return in Canada before.

This webinar will cover these topics:

  • Introduction to the Canadian tax system
  • Do you have to file an income tax return?
  • How to file your income tax return
  • What documents are required to file your return?
  • Marital status
  • Most common tax credits and deductions for youth – students
  • Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
  • Goods and services tax credit/harmonized sales tax credit (GST/HST)
  • Canada Workers Benefit (CWB)
  • How to avoid payment interruptions
  • Direct deposit
  • Underground economy
  • Authorizing a representative
  • Scams
  • Let’s learn about taxes
  • Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program (ITAVP)
  • Secure Online Services – CRA My Account

Do not miss this opportunity to get the right information.

Conference in English

Length: 120 minutes

Coming soon…

For more information:

Obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN) is one of the steps to take in the first few weeks following your arrival in Canada. This number is required to receive a salary, file your income tax return and obtain social benefits. During this webinar, Service Canada will present its different services, explain how to obtain a SIN and when and how to disclose it. Following the presentation, the speakers will be available to guide you through the online application for a SIN.

We recommend that those who wish to take advantage of the online help, scan the required documents beforehand (passport, study permit, proof of residence).

Please log in a few minutes before the start of the presentation to ensure that you do not miss anything.

Lenght: 90 minutes

Webinar/ Thursday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. (in French)
Webinar/ Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. (in French)
Webinar/ Monday, September 26 at 1 p.m. (in French)
Webinar / Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. (in French)
Webinar/ Wednesday, September 28 at 10 a.m. (in French)
Webinar/ Thursday, September 29 at 1 p.m. 

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Working with a study permit and accessing the Québec job market

In this presentation, you will learn more about Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s regulations regarding international students’ rights to work or do an internship during their studies. The presentation will also look at the basics to accessing the job market. You will also hear about the wide range of services Université Laval’s Service de développement professionnel (Professional Development Services) has to offer to help you make your work plans a reality.

Presentations will be held on Zoom. To join the virtual session online, you must activate your Université Laval Zoom account. For technical assistance, contact your faculty service centre. Please join a few minutes before the presentation starts so you don’t miss anything.

Length: 90 minutes

Webinaire  / Monday, September 12 à 11:30 a.m.

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Download the PowerPoint of this webinar (in French only)

Renewing your CAQ and study permit

Many students have to renew their Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ – Québec acceptance certificate) and study permit while at Université Laval. This information session will help you understand:

  • the different steps you will need to take to renew your CAQ and study permit
  • the documents you will need
  • the government platforms you will need to use

Get ready for the session by checking out the Extending or changing your student authorization documents page.

Length: 90 minutes

Tuesday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. / Théâtre de poche, room 2113, Maurice-Pollack building (above the Coop Zone) or online on Zoom.

To join the virtual session online, you must activate your Laval University Zoom account. To log in, click on this link or go to ulaval.zoom.us, then choose “Se connecter (ULaval)” (ULaval Login) and enter your IDUL@ulaval.ca login information and password. Once you are in your Université Laval Zoom account, click on “Se joindre à une réunion” (Join a Meeting) at the top of the page to the right and enter the following details:
Meeting ID: 642 5333 9252
Passcode: 274470

Please join a few minutes before the presentation starts so you don’t miss anything.

Friday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m. (in French)
Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. (in French)
Friday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. (in French)

Living in Québec after your studies

This information session (in French) is for international students currently enrolled in an educational institution in the Capitale-Nationale or Chaudière-Appalaches regions and who wish to settle in Québec permanently for work. The session will be presented in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI – Québec’s ministry of immigration, francisation, and integration) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

This information session is also open to interns, postdoctoral researchers with work permits, and spouses of international students.

Length: 120 minutes

Webinar/ Thursday, October 27 22 at 12:00 a.m. (in French)

Working during your studies – You have both rights and obligations

This presentation offered by the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), in collaboration with the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ), provides an overview of the rights and obligations of international students who have entered or wish to enter the Quebec labour market.

The content covered includes:

  • Minimum wage and overtime pay
  • Statutory holidays
  • Vacation time
  • Resignation and dismissal
  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Income benefits and services to which you are entitled in the event of a work accident or occupational disease
  • Your rights and obligations in the area of work injury prevention
  • The right to equity in the workplace
  • Your recourse in case your rights are not respected

This presentation is also the ideal time to ask your questions!

Duration: 90 minutes

Monday, October 17 at 4 p.m. / Théâtre de poche (Maurice-Pollack pavilion – room 2113)

Living in Québec

Winter clothing and tips

Get ready for the cold season! The BVE will help you get ready by sharing some tips on:

  • how to dress for the winter
  • how to adapt to the winter climate
  • how to avoid falling into the traps that can make winter feel like a depressing time of year

Wednesday, September 14 at 11:30 a.m. / Théâtre de poche (pavillon Maurice-Pollack – room 2113)
Monday, September 26 at 3:30 p.m. / Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins – room 2320 

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Approaching the Other – Relationships in Québec

This conference is intended for all international students in Quebec, as well as for anyone who is interested in intercultural love and friendship relationships.

Do you want to know more about the codes of seduction in Quebec? Do you want to understand the cultural differences in terms of gender equality, harassment and sexual diversity? You simply want to be able to discuss all these seemingly taboo subjects in an open-minded manner! This conference is for you!

Lasting approximately 2 hours (including a question period), this workshop proposed by Kanica Saphan, sexologist for the Sofa sexologique and specialist in intercultural relations, will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills in relational matters in Quebec.

Without taboos, without censorship, simply in the pleasure of learning!

This presentation will be held entirely in French. However, you may ask questions in English if you feel more comfortable.

Webinar / Thursday, September 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. / Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins – room 2320
Webinar / Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Things to do in Québec City and an introduction to Québec culture

Come learn about what there is to do in Québec City. We’ll tackle things like what not to miss in the city, how to fit activities into your day, what the local food is like, and much more! This will be a relaxed and friendly session where you can come and chat with our facilitators about Québec culture and what makes it unique!

Webinar / Thursday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m. / Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins – room 2320

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Not from Québec City? Tips for healthy eating

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is a key ingredient to academic success. So, join us for a workshop on nutrition. The workshop will cover the essentials for a healthy and balanced diet and give you the tips and tricks you need for healthy eating on a shoestring budget in your new home of Québec. Loads of good ideas for how to eat well!

Monday, August 22 at 11:30 a.m. / Théâtre de poche (pavillon Maurice-Pollack – room 2113)

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Health services in Québec

Come learn about Québec’s health care system. We’ll cover topics like how to access medical clinics, what sort of community organizations are out there, insurance, and more! Come learn how health services in Québec work so you can be prepared in case you need them!

Webinar / Thursday, August 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 15 at 3:30 p.m. / Théâtre de poche (pavillon Maurice-Pollack – room 2113)

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Studying at Université Laval

Plagiarism and intellectual integrity

When it comes to plagiarism, you have got to be careful. Some situations are not as clear-cut as others and can increase the risk of plagiarism for everyone. First, this information session will cover the Règlement disciplinaire à l’intention des étudiants et des étudiantes de l’Université Laval [Université Laval’s disciplinary regulations for students], the process for dealing with plagiarism offences, and the range of possible penalties. Second, the Bureau du droit d’auteur (BDA – Copyright Office) will share tips on how to avoid plagiarism. The following questions will be addressed: Why should you cite your sources? What do you have to cite, and how do you make full citations that follow recognized bibliographic styles? Special attention will be given to paraphrasing.

Webinar / Wednesday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m. / Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins – room 2320 

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

How to make your studies at Université Laval a success?

Start your studies off on the right foot by coming to the How to make your studies at Université Laval a success workshop! At this workshop, you’ll have the chance to learn about academic regulations and your rights as a student. You’ll also hear plenty of tips on how to do well in your studies. The Centre d’aide aux étudiants (Student Assistance Centre) invites you to this important talk to help make your academic goals a reality!

Webinar / Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30 a.m.

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

ULaval services

Université Laval offers services to help you throughout your studies. Whether you’ve got financial questions, need academic support, or want to learn more about student associations, immigration, jobs, and internships, or want to ask any sort of question, this presentation is for you! Come meet representatives from the Bureau de la vie étudiante – BVE (Student Life Office), Bureau des bourses et de l’aide financière (Student Awards and Financial Aid Office), Centre d’aide aux étudiants (Student Assistance Centre), Service du développement professionnel (Professional Development Services), and Le Point service kiosk all in one place (online)! You’ll learn about what services are available to you, and there will definitely be time for you to ask questions!

Webinar / Tuesday, August 23 at 3:30 p.m.
Webinar / Monday, September 19 at 11:30 a.m.

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

Getting involved in student associations

Come learn about what the Student Life Office (BVE) and the Direction des services aux étudiants – DSE (Student Services) can offer you in terms of creating and supporting student associations. Learn about the various associations active on campus and get involved!

Friday, September 16 at 11:30 a.m. / Théâtre de poche (pavillon Maurice-Pollack – room 2113)

Click on the link of the activity you are interested in to register. Select a billet and click on Proceed to Checkout. You will then be asked to fill out a form with your contact information. It is important to use your Laval University email address (@ulaval.ca) to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your ULaval email address with instructions on how to attend.

See “Les clés de la réussite” (“Keys to Success”) to find out about the information sessions the Centre d’aide aux étudiants (Student Assistance Centre) offers.

You can access the webinar on a computer with an internet browser, or via a smartphone (download Cisco Webex Meetings application for free) using this link.

Click on register and then, indicate “canada” as the password. To the question «Indicate the name of the organization with which you are affiliated», you’ll have to indicate ULaval.  Once the registering process is over, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the indication on how to join the event at the given time.