Services and Resources

      • Capilano University offers a wide range of outstanding services for students. The following services are free to CapU students and are offered by professionals that are passionate about supporting CapU students:

        International Services and Resources

      • Campus Tours for International Students

        Please come and explore our beautiful campus. We offer campus tours for international students, sign up for a tour today!

        International Admissions Advising

        International Student Admissions Advisors at the Centre for International Experience can guide you through the program options, the application process for international students, outline application and payment timelines and answer your questions. Make an appointment or drop in, our Advisers will be pleased to meet you and help.

        International Admission Advising Hours:

        10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday

        To make an appointment, call 604 990 7914.

        Drop in appointments may be available on a first come first served basis at the Centre for International Experience (CIE).

        The Centre for International Experience is located at Capilano University, North Vancouver Campus, Library Building, room LB 127.

        Contact Us:

        International Student Admissions Team
        Centre for International Experience
        Phone: 604-990-7914

        International Admissions

        International students applying to Capilano University need to follow the How to Apply process.

        Copies of documents can be sent to the Centre for International Experience via email ( to expedite the admission process.

        Conditional offers of admission to certain university programs may be available based on copies and unofficial documents.

        Original documents can be mailed to the Centre for International Experience at:

        Capilano University
        Centre for International Experience, LB 127
        2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C.
        Canada, V7J 3H5

        Contact Us:

        International Student Admissions Team
        Centre for International Experience
        Phone: 604-990-7914/604-990-7863/Email:

        Medical Insurance

        Get your Medical Insuranceto ensure you are covered during your studies at Capilano U.


        While Capilano University does not have on-campus accommodation, there are plenty of accommodation options to explore when living in Vancouver.

        New International Student Orientation Program

        Your Capilano University experience will begin with the New International Student Orientation. Designed specifically for new international students, you will have the opportunity to learn about Capilano U and meet new friends.

        International Leadership and Mentorship Program

        At the International Leadership and Mentorship Program, we believe that every person can tap into their leadership potential and our goal is to create a dynamic, supportive and inclusive community.

        Contact Us:

        Stasa Andric, International Outreach and Events Officer
        Centre for International Experience
         604-990-7929 |

        Immigration Liaison Advising

        Capilano University staff cannot represent you or provide you with legal advice, but we can help you navigate the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) (link to website.

        Immigration Liaison Advising Hours:

        Summer 2015  semester (TBC)

        To make an appointment, call 604 990 7914.

        Section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act states that only a bona fide Immigration Consultant (link: or a lawyer can provide assistance with your immigration application or proceedings.

        Contact Us:

        Debbie Jamison, Convenor/Instructor, Paralegal Program
        School of Legal Studies, Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

        Workshops for International Students

        Workshops for Capilano University Students.

        Attend one of the Student Success Workshops to learn about and practice your academic and personal success strategies. 

        Workshops for International Students.

        Workshops specific to international student needs, including immigration, medical insurance and other relevant topics, will be posted in our Events page.

        International Student Counselor (Personal, Academic, and Career)

        Capilano U’s International Student Counsellor, Keith Lam, can offer personal, academic and career counseling to students during one-on-one appointments. Keith speaks Cantonese and Mandarin and has first-hand experience studying as an international student in the United States before moving to Canada. Keith holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology. 

        International Student Counsellor Drop-in Hours:

        Drop-In hours will be found on the Counselling and Learning Support website.

        To make an appointment, please call 604-984-1744.

        Contact Us:

        Keith Lam, Ph.D., R.Psych.
        Counsellor, Counselling Services
        Counselling and Learning Support, Capilano University
        604-983-7536 |

        Work in Canada

        International students that hold a valid study permit can work off campus while completing their studies. Visit our Work in Canada page for more information on how to obtain your permit, as well as, access resources that will help you achieve your employment goals.

        Get Involved in Student Life

        Get Involved in Student Life (link)


        Textbooks are sold in two locations at Capilano U’s North Vancouver campus, the Capilano University Bookstore and the Capilano Students’ Union. Both places sell used books, however the Students’ Union will offer a greater discount.

        To determine which textbooks you would need for your classes, please search the Capilano U Bookstore directory.