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A NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Are you a new international student at TAV College who just arrived in Montreal?

Going to a new school will make anyone a bit anxious, however, going to a new country can be very stressful! This webpage has been designed to welcome new international students to TAV College and to the city of Montreal by providing a list of various resources and services that are offered to them.

WELCOME TO TAV COLLEGE

In addition to becoming familiar with the city of Montreal, and the province of Quebec, you should also learn about TAV College.

Here is a suggested method for learning about the College:

  1. About
  2. Letter from the Director
  3. Student Services
  4. Meet our staff
  5. French Help Center
  6. Sexual Violence Resources and Assistance
  7. Learn how to use Omnivox
  8. Learn about Student Life
  9. Learn about The TAV Times (our student newspaper)
  10. Follow the College on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

 

BEING A TAV STUDENT

As a registered TAV College student, you have access to:

  • A free membership to TAV’s private gym
  • Attend events hosted by the College
  • Join and take part in our clubs and/or cooperatives
  • Vote in TCSA elections
  • Use on-campus study rooms
  • Use computer labs (with permission)
  • Get a Microsoft Office 365 account
  • Receive a 10% discount on all TAV café products

 

QUEBEC PROVINCE INTEGRATION SERVICES

1. There are many amazing services in the city of Montreal that have been established to help integrate newly arrived immigrants into Quebec culture and society. These centers generally offer various services such as:

  • Employment assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Academic support
  • Family support
  • French language courses
  • English language courses
  • Advising and assistance
  • Much more!

2. Here is a list of trusted integration and welcome service centers in the city:

3. Here is a detailed guide of settling and integrating in Quebec created by the Government of Quebec: Click here to read in English.

A GUIDE TO LIVING IN MONTREAL

The best way to feel more at home in an unfamiliar place is to learn as much as you can about the place!

Here is a recommended list of very insightful and very helpful guides to living in Montreal:

 

SUPPORT, TRANSPORTATION & DOCUMENTATION
Social and emotional support

Assistance with all immigration forms: work permits, permanent residence, sponsorship, visa applications, citizenship examination, tax declaration, child tax benefits, etc. Also free French courses, English and computer courses, information sessions as well as individual meetings or meetings over a coffee.

Transportation

An OPUS card is a smart card on which you can charge all STM transit fares, with the exception of group fares, which are available on tickets only. OPUS cards are used by most transit authorities in the Greater Montréal area, and in the Québec City area.

The SAAQ (Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec) is the provincial authority for all transportation services in the province of Quebec.

Studying and working in Quebec and Canada

Temporary workers must obtain a social insurance number (SIN) in the first days after arrival in Québec.

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs) to obtain an open work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience.

If your studies extend beyond the expiry date of your CAQ for studies or your level of studies changes, you will have to file a new application for temporary selection for studies.

Work while you study, help your spouse or common-law partner get a work permit while you study, work temporarily or stay permanently in Canada after you graduate as an international student.

TAV College thanks Lovepreet Singh, Nishtha Mendiratta and Simcha Aflalo for their contribution to this resource section as part of their final project in the Special Care Counselling program.

Employment Agencies

Job4all Recruitment Services / Agence de Placement Travail Pour Tous
4160 Avenue Van Horne, Montréal, QC H3S 1S1
514-731-4000
Monday to Friday– 9am to 5 pm

Constanto Choix Ressource
5180 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal,
Montréal, QC H4B 2L9
438-788-1537
Mon to Fri – 10:30am to 5pm

AMY Resources
1490 rue McDonald
Saint-Laurent, H4L 2A7
514-333-6608

ATM Employment
5108 ch. Queen Marry
Montreal, Qc, H3W 3E7
514-369-8784
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm

Bedard Resources
5115 Avenue Trans Island Bureau 238, Montréal, QC H3W 2Z9
514-482-0444
Mon to Fri – 8:30am to 5pm

Masters Employment
4919 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montréal, QC H4P 1W7
514-735-4000
Mon to Fri – 9am to 5pm

Kartago Services Inc Agence de Placement
400 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa E Suite 100, Montréal, QC H3L 1C4
514-418-1500
Mon to Fri – 7am to 6pm

Côte-des Neiges Job Search Centre
3600, ave. Barclay, suite 421, Montreal, QC H3S 1K5
514-733-3026

TAV College thanks Lovepreet Singh, Nishtha Mendiratta and Simcha Aflalo for their contribution to this resource section as part of their final project in the Special Care Counselling program.

FOREIGN STUDY ASSESSMENT SERVICES
INSTITUTIONS THAT CAN ASSESS FOREIGN STUDIES, ACCORDING TO CANADIAN EQUIVALENCY

 

University of Toronto

International credential assessment service of canada (ICAS)

World education services (WES)

International qualifications assessment services (IQAS) – University of Alberta

International credential evaluation services (ICES) – University of British Columbia (BC)

 

TAV College thanks Lovepreet Singh, Nishtha Mendiratta and Simcha Aflalo for their contribution to this resource section as part of their final project in the Special Care Counselling program.

HOUSING / APARTMENTS
TERMINOLOGY

Apartement sizes in Quebec

Housing terminology in the province of Quebec is different than the rest of Canada. This blog posting helps to understand this terminology in order to make it easier to find housing in Montreal.

 

CLASSIFIEDS & SEARCH SERVICES

Craigslist Montreal

A classic apartment-hunting website that has a handy map feature and search button.

Kijiji

An online classified ad display website for help finding apartments as well as used goods.

Pad Mapper

A geo-selective rental listing website with advanced filtering features.

ForRent

A geo-selective rental listing website with visual sidebars.

Zumper

An easy-to-use neighbourhood selection rental search engine.

 

TAV College thanks Lovepreet Singh, Nishtha Mendiratta and Simcha Aflalo for their contribution to this resource section as part of their final project in the Special Care Counselling program.

ONLINE RESOURCE CENTER

Our Online Resource Center is a helpful webspace to find and discover various services in Montreal and Canada that offer assistance for situations of abuse, sexual violence, mental health, suicide and emergencies.

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