New International Student

New Student To-Do List

Welcome to KPU!

Congratulations on your admission to KPU - you made it! Be prepared for you new adventure at KPU by exploring our online resources below. We encourage you to check out our pre-arrival resources, attend Orientation, and partake in our Student Life events! If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by our office or contact us through email. Our International Transition team is always here to support you!




New student check list

Upon receiving your Letter of Acceptance, review and download the New Student Checklist to learn how to prepare for your studies at KPU.

Living in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse urban regions in Canada. It’s welcoming, friendly, clean, and safe, offering an exciting array of outdoor adventures, sporting events, restaurants, cultural activities, and shopping destinations.

Travelling to Canada - Pre-Arrival

Are you a new/current student at KPU arriving in Canada for the first time? Learn how to prepare for your trip to Canada, what to pack, how insurance works, housing, what it is like living in Metro Vancouver information and much more!



New Student Orientation

Join the KPU Community to get ready for the beginning of your journey here at KPU. Get your questions answered in real time and celebrate the upcoming semester with the rest of the new incoming class.

Moodle orientation

Learn valuable and practical information about starting your studies like how to get your books, what services are available to you, the upass, and your KSA Health and Dental plan through our Online Orientation Course.

KPU Welcomes you

KPU Welcomes You is the on-campus portion of your KPU Orientation! With times scattered across three of our campuses, you’ll pick a time to come to that campus to learn all you need to know to hit the ground running.

Student Life

Student Life

Medical insurance

Learn about temporary Health Insurance for International Students and the BC Medical Services Plan (BC MSP).

Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN)

SIN is a 9-digit number that is needed in order to work in Canada or have access to government programs and benefits. A SIN is issued to one person only and it should not be used by anyone else other than yourself.

Update Your Contact Information

Once you have settled into your new home in Canada, it's time to update your address, email, and other contact information on KPU's Online Self-Service (OSS). This helps ensure that you receive relevant information from KPU without delay.

Contact Us

+1 604-599-2866
Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM (closed on holidays)

KPU Surrey (Cedar Building, Room 1145)
12666 72 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 2M8

KPU Richmond (Room 1400)
8771 Lansdowne Road
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X7

Office Hours:
Surrey campus: Mon - Fri, 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
Richmond campus: Mon - Fri, 9:00AM-12:00PM & 1:00-4:00PM
(closed on holidays)

Mailing Address
KPU International
12666 72 Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3W 2M8