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International at Home

Going international doesn't have to wait until you leave your country's borders. There are plenty of ways to learn about the world right here at Laurier. From sharing food and culture to more formal intercultural education, you can internationalize your education without leaving home.

Laurier International Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card Registration

To work in Canada, you need to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Service Canada is coming to the Career Development Centre on the Waterloo campus to provide onsite support for you to get you SIN.

Join us in the Career Development Centre, lower level, on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., to register for your SIN. Appointments will be 15 minutes long.

  • Need to bring: Your study permit/work permit.
  • Need to know: Your date and place of birth, full current address, contact phone number, and both your mother's and father's names at birth (family and given names).

Book an Appointment to Get Your SIN Card

Intercultural Certificate

In 2015/16, Laurier International introduced a new, six-module Intercultural Certificate. More than 110 students have so far successfully completed the full certificate, which is available on both the Brantford and Waterloo campuses.

The delivery of the program uses an active learning approach and is free of charge to registered Laurier students, including exchange students, and you can get co-curricular record credit for it.

For more details, read our article about the Intercultural Certificate. If you have any questions or need more information, email

International Education Week

Each year in November, International Education Week offers Laurier students a number of activities on both Brantford and Waterloo Campuses. Highlights include an International Menu prepared by the Fresh Food Company in Waterloo and an International Mobility Panel in Brantford.

More International Education Initiatives

Whether you're a Canadian or international student, you can get involved in internationally focused clubs and student organizations. Our Global Engagement Student Ambassadors and Intercultural Students' Association of Brantford are great opportunities to get involved in leading global engagement initiatives.

Also, the Global Kitchen Project encourages the sharing of cultures in the most delicious way possible.

Contact Us:

Waterloo Campus

Office Location: Arts Building 2A01

Brantford Campus

Office Location: Dalhousie Centre DC135