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.


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.


Here are the conferences offered in english:

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

Working with a study permit

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 Quebec’s laws and labour standards as well as resources for students who are looking for work.

Length: 45 minutes

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 ( to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your email address with the Zoom link to attend

Please activate your Laval University Zoom account. For technical assistance, you should contact your faculty service center.

Coming soon..

Download the PowerPoint of this webinar

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: 45 minutes

Coming soon..

For more information :

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

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 ( to complete the registration.

A confirmation email will be sent to your email address with the instructions to attend.

Coming soon..

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.

Download the PowerPoint of this webinar

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

Length: 2 hours

Webinar / Friday, May 21st at 2 p.m. 

IRCC is also conducting a short survey to learn more about the factors influencing international students to choose Canada for their studies and subsequently to seek permanent residence. Complete the survey, or visit the Slido website and enter the following code: ULAVALEN.

The Slido platform is also used to collect your questions before and during the presentation. Please us it to send your questions.

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

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


International Students & Pathways to permanent residence outside Quebec
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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.


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 email address using the 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.


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


Income tax in Canada

Did you know that as a temporary resident (person with a study or work permit) you probably have to file income tax return if you have lived in Canada during the current fiscal year?

Learn more on your rights and obligations by visiting the website or by showing up Canada Revenue Agency’s Income taxes information session.

Here are the topics that will be covered in the information session:

  • Introduction to the Canadian tax system
  • Determine your residency status
  • Do you have to file a tax return?
  • Most common deductions and credits for students
  • Scholarship and tuition fees
  • Canada Workers Benefit (CWB)
  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
  • How can you claim the GST / HST credit?
  • Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
  • Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program
  • Online service – My Account
  • Scams

Do not miss this opportunity to get the right information.

Conference in English

Length: 2 hours

Webinar / Wednesday, March 17th 2021 at 4 p.m.

For more information:


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.