CISM - Canada International Student Magazine



How to Become a Dental Assistant in Canada?

Dental assisting is a growing and popular profession here in Canada. As an international student, you have two options for becoming a dental assistant in Canada – getting an education in Canada or having your foreign credentials here in Canada by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board. After you’re licensed as a dental assistant, your education is complete and you can continue on with your dental assisting career right here in Canada!

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Vancouver’s Mini School for Advanced Students

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) offers something that no other school district in British Columbia offers and that is their Mini School Programs. From art to sports to math, there’s a mini school for every student.


Why International Students Should Study at Fanshawe College?

Fanshawe College is the sixth-largest public college in Canada and is famous for offering more than 200 programs and guaranteeing a high employment rate. The campus is located in London, Ontario, a city with good public security and a friendly neighborhood. Around 21,000 students, including 6,500 international students from over 100 countries, attend the university full-time every year. Students can choose to study postgraduate certificates, diploma courses, and undergraduate bachelor degrees, depending on their needs. Options include business, science and engineering, design, hospitality, media, computer, health science, and transportation. The most popular program among students is the credit transfer program

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Here is What I Learned About Cheap Cafeteria Foods in Canada

Cafeteria food is a convenient and cheap way to fuel yourself during the school day. The low costing food items can help everyone with all price ranges, a healthy and nutritious meal. Cafeteria food may vary from school to school, to name some, menu items, meat and vegetable options, choice of the daily meals, and even some schools simply not having a cafeteria system operated. For example places like Japan often do not have cafeterias inside high schools and elementary schools as they eat pre-determined meals and inside classrooms.


Burnaby School District Summer Session for Elementary Students

Summertime is just around the corner and no one can deny the fact that it is the most vibrant time of the year as it helps students reconnect with their friends, peers, and teachers.  SD41 Overview The Burnaby School District is the fourth largest in BC. The District operates 41 elementary and eight secondary schools, including a range of district programs and Provincial Resource Programs. Also, the district employs dedicated instructors and staff who are committed to providing students with innovative and high-quality programs to ensure student achievement in areas like Academics  Athletics Trades Training Visual And Performing Arts Social


Here is Everything You Need to Know Before Taking a Duolingo’s English Test

What is the Duolingo English Test? Designed for today’s international students and institutions, the Duolingo English Test is a modern language proficiency tool. It offers a writing test, a video interview, and an English proficiency score in a safe, accessible, and secure environment. What Is the Difference between Duolingo English Test and Other English Proficiency Tests? You can take the Duolingo English test anytime, anywhere as long as you have an internet connection, a computer, and a quiet individual room. The cost is just $49US+Tax. You don’t need to go to the place to book and take a test. As


Burnaby School District Summer Session for Secondary Students

These programs help in shaping students’ personality and boosts their confidence. SD41 is currently accepting pre-approvals for the 2022 Summer Session for secondary schools. This summer session is the one-stop-shop for academic enrichment while having fun with creative and engaging courses at the same time. No matter in which grade of secondary school you are, there is something in store for you to look out for!  An Intro to SD41 The Burnaby School District is the fourth largest in BC. They operate 41 elementary and eight secondary schools, including a range of district programs and Provincial Resource Programs. Also, the

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What you need to do about mandatory random COVID-19 testing in Canada

ArriveCAN will continue to require mandatory travel information, subject to a few exceptions, within 72 hours before arriving in Canada, and/or before boarding a cruise ship destined for Canada, as of August 22, 2022. Also, people must do mandatory random COVID-19 testing when selected. What must you do if you have been selected for mandatory random COVID-19 testing? If you have been selected for mandatory random COVID-19 testing, you might receive an email from the Government of Canada after you passed the custom at the airport. Once you receive this email, you need to follow the steps that they show

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Here is How the NOC 2021 Affects International Students in 2022

The Canadian immigration system will redesign its classification of occupations in fall 2022. While the federal government has yet to clarify which kinds of applicants will be affected by the changes, they will affect some economic class and foreign worker applicants.

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High Salary Careers with Fine Arts

In the modern era, the title of “artist” now has a different meaning. While you can still paint and draw for a living, artists have also applied their talents in a more applicable way.

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What You Need To Know About Using The ArriveCAN App

Are you thinking of travelling soon? A quick trip down to Seattle or perhaps a further trip located in Asia or Europe? Well, regardless of where you go, you’ll now have to download the ArriveCAN mobile app and fill out your information to come back to Canada. Foreign nationals who are looking to visit Canada, this applies to you too! What is the ArriveCAN app? The ArriveCAN mobile app is designed by the Government of Canada and is used by travellers to submit mandatory travel and health information before landing at any Canadian airport. Initially, downloading the app was only


Learning Tourism Management for a Successful Career in Canada

It is definitely worthwhile to study tourism management in a country like Canada. Tourism is a rich industry in Canada, and studying it will open doors for you not only in Canada but in the rest of the world as well. Where Can Students Learn Tourism Management? Capilano University offers a variety of incredible courses and programs, many students around the world have the option to travel to British Columbia, and have the opportunity to apply to this school, where Capilano offers a variety of courses for international students.  Tourism Management International This is a 2 year long diploma, known

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Four Biggest Benefits of Volunteering for International Students in Canada

In Canada, a myriad of people often volunteer, especially, most students have to do it in order to People often volunteer in Canada, especially students, who must do so in order to graduate from school. In contrast, volunteering is not as common in Japan. I had never volunteered before I moved to Canada, but now that I’m here, I’ve mostly been making posters for Instagram and editing videos as a volunteer. Participating in volunteer work has given me four benefits. Using my experience as an international student, I will explain why volunteering is important to them.