Nipissing University and BorderPass collaborate to enhance immigration support for international students

North Bay, ON – Nipissing University and BorderPass have partnered to offer new international students access to trusted immigration lawyers and legal services through an online platform starting this month.

This collaboration aims to provide international students with a reliable resource for affordable, transparent, and realistic guidance on immigration matters, safeguarding them against unfair fees and false promises. 

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"We are committed to ensuring that every international student who chooses Nipissing University has the resources and support they need for a smooth transition to Canada and University life," said Debra Iafrate, Registrar at Nipissing University. "Our partnership with BorderPass alleviates some of the challenges international students often face when navigating the Canadian immigration system by simplifying and streamlining the study permit process and path to permanent residency. This new support service is just one example of Nipissing’s student-centric approach and investment in student success.”

BorderPass offers students ongoing support throughout their immigration journey, providing guidance for achieving permanent residency in Canada. By outlining realistic pathways for students interested in staying and working in the country after their studies, the online platform aims to improve outcomes for international students.

"BorderPass and Nipissing University are committed to elevating North Bay as a premier study destination while providing seamless immigration and work pathways to address the region's growing labour market needs," says Sally Daub, BorderPass Co-Founder. "Our collaboration aims to enrich the international educational experience, supporting students from pre-arrival to settlement pathways. We look forward to empowering Nipissing University students and contributing to the vibrant community in North Bay."

New international students enrolling at Nipissing University will gain access to BorderPass services for one year, including:

  • Timely notifications and continuous monitoring of important dates related to visas and immigration documentation.
  • Access to Canadian immigration lawyers and expert legal advisors for group workshops, personalized consultations, and prompt email/chat support.
  • Continuous tracking and management of compliance, offering visibility, guidance, and tips on permanent residency pathways. Additional services include assistance with social insurance number registration and more.
  • Exclusive visa services at preferred rates, covering study permit extensions, co-op work permits, post-graduation work permits, spousal permits, visitor visas, and more, in addition to standard government fees.

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Media Contacts:

Khia Beauchesne
Communications Officer
Nipissing University
(705) 474-3450 ext. 4035

Michael Pietrocarlo
Head of Marketing