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Preparing for Graduation

As you near the end of your studies, it’s good to prepare for your next steps. Whether you decide to go back to your home country, stay in Canada or launch your global career, you can find what you need here.


Explore Further Education

The Centre for Career Exploration and Education will assist you in defining your next academic move.

If you wish to explore graduate opportunities at U of T, the School of Graduate Studies delivers Information Sessions dedicated to international students.

You can use the Universities Canada database to search for graduate programs in Canada.


If you decide to apply for Grad School, you will need your official transcripts.

Study Permit

Extend your study permit for continued studies. 

Work PermiT

Find out about eligibility and how to apply for a post-graduation work permit

Visitor Record

If you will not be studying or working, you may need to extend your status in Canada with a visitor record

Permanent Residency

The Centre for International Experience invites staff from IRCC to offer information sessions on Permanent Residency. Check the calendar on CLNx for upcoming dates or visit our website for more info on information sessions and recordings.

You will need to consult resources available on the IRCC website.

Social Insurance Number

If you are applying for a post-graduation work permit or extending your study permit, you will need to renew your SIN.

File Income Taxes

Have you filed your income taxes? It may not be required for you, but there may be benefits for doing so.

Health insurance

Upon graduation you will be eligible to extend your UHIP coverage for a few months. Learn more here.

Career Resources

Explore programs and services that support current students and new grads with their career journey

As a U of T alum, you can access the services of the Centre for Career Exploration and Education for 2 years after graduation.

Network with Alumni

As a U of T alum you will have plenty of opportunities to connect with other alumni. Make the most of your community through networking.

For Graduate Students

Join career conversations and explore your future with the School of Graduate Studies’ Opening Doors series. Be sure to also check out the Flexible Futures programs, workshops and consultations for graduate students and post docs offered by Career Education and Exploration.

Graduation Checklists

Consult your Faculty’s and the University’s checklists to ensure that everything is in order for your graduation.


Get your official transcripts from the U of T Transcript Centre.

Proof of Completion of Studies

You may need proof that you have completed your program of study to apply for your Post-Graduation Work Permit. You can request this document from your Registrar’s Office.


Convocation is a special time to celebrate your accomplishments with peers, friends and family. Make sure you have all the information you need regarding the ceremony, your diploma and more!

Find out how to invite your family members to come to Canada for your convocation

Explore the Benefits of Being a U of T Alum

Join an alumni association, take discounted courses at the School of Continuing Studies, and more!