Our Team and Services

Welcome, international student! Please consider the IEC to be your home away from home during your time at Algonquin College. We’re here to offer whatever support you need to adapt to your studies and life in Canada and connect with the college community and other students.

Meet the IEC Team

Our friendly staff are ready to assist you in any way. MEET OUR TEAM

IEC Services

Academic support

Our academic coaching and support team will go the extra distance to help you excel in your classes and gain the skills and knowledge required to succeed in your chosen industry. Learn more>>


We’ll help you find living arrangements that fit your lifestyle, comfort level and budget, and add to your enjoyment of your time here in Ottawa. Learn more>>

Arrival Services

Don’t know your way around Ottawa? We offer arrival services to students from certain countries to help you get settled in your new home before starting your studies. Learn more>>

Citizenship & Immigration Canada

We’ll assist you in dealing with any Citzenship & Immigration Canada paperwork or issues such as study permit extensions, temporary resident visas, work opportunities, Canadian social insurance numbers (SIN), and more. Learn more>>

English as a Second Language

Achieve greater proficiency in written and spoken English – and reach a higher level of academic and professional success. All our faculty members hold degrees and professional TESL certification. Learn more>>


Connect with your fellow students at social, cultural, professional development and sporting events organized by the Algonquin College Student Association. Learn more>>

Health and wellness

Learn about our health insurance, medical and dental services, fitness programs, and on-campus security services to ensure you stay healthy and safe during your time here in Ottawa (which is one of the safest cities in one of the safest countries in the world). Learn more>>

International orientation for new students

Join us for lunch to hear more about what Algonquin has to offer and learn important information that is relevant to you as an international student. Learn more>>

International Student Mentors

Our International Student Mentor program pairs up new students with currently registered international students willing to mentor new students by giving them the information and guidance they need to succeed in their studies, develop friendships, and become part of the College community. Learn more>>

Scholarships and Bursaries

Learn about the different scholarships, bursaries, and awards available for international students. Learn more>>

Study Abroad

At the International Education Centre, we encourage students to explore opportunities to study and work in other countries – and expand their international horizons. Learn what opportunities are currently available. Learn more>>


Attend free workshops to learn valuable academic and professional skills such as resume writing, interview skills, how to avoid plagiarism, study abroad information sessions, and more. Learn more>>

Hours & location

The International Education Centre is located at 1385 Woodroffe Avenue in room C429 on our main Ottawa campus. We are open from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please drop by and say hi!

Woodroffe map IEC