At ABM College, you will meet many faculty and staff members dedicated to the success of all students, including International Students. There are also numerous services available to support you throughout your academic career on and off the college campus. Familiarize yourself with your new city, the resources available, and remember that academic success is not simply a result of studying hard, but also of a balanced, healthy and organized lifestyle. Take time to build friendships and enjoy your leisure time. Currently only programs at our Calgary campus are eligible for an international study permit; the following is helpful information about the city, our campus and more.
When you arrive at the airport to start your program at ABM College, if you request it, a member of our team will provide a reception for you at the airport. To get acquainted with the campus and your program, every new student is required to attend a full day student orientation where our team will ensure you are ready to start your program studies.
As an international student, if you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be able to work on or off campus without a work permit for:
International students enrolled in the following programs are not eligible to work with a study permit:
There are various options for travelling around Calgary from driving, to city transit, motorized scooter services and car sharing services. The ABM College Calgary campus is centrally located within the city and within a five minute walk from Franklin C-Train station.
Almost all neighbourhoods in Calgary have a community association, where you can become involved in various activities and events. They can help you meet new people and learn what life is like in your new community.
Students of private career colleges are not automatically eligible for a post graduate work permit according to the Government of Canada's regulations. Refer to their full eligibility requirements for more information.
· Report concerns such as excessive snow or ice on roadways, back lanes, or sidewalks.
· Report non-working streetlamps
· Noise complaints
311 offers language translation services for more than 200 languages, if you state the name of your language in English a translator will be provided.