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Schedule of activities

Take a look of the key activities sets up on a timeline to help and guide you throughout your studies.

Don't forget to add them to your calendar!

STEP 1: BEFORE ARRIVAL

  MANDATORY: Take a French test (TFI, DELF, DALF, TEF, TCF)
DESS and professional master's (apart from exceptions) [Details]
  MANDATORY: Take a French test (TFI, DELF,DALF, TEF, TCF) or English test (TOEFL,TOEIC, IELTS)
Research-based master's and doctorate (apart from exceptions) [Details]
  Read the tips on preparing for your stay:
- Initiating the immigration processes
- Planning your budget and tuition fee payment
- Learning about health insurance
- Planning your transportation and accommodations
- Learning about Montréal and Polytechnique
[Details]
  Read the Guide for New Students [Details]
  Sign up for welcome and orientation activities [Details]
  Contact your research or study supervisor [Details]
  Sign up for a buddy with PolyExplore [Details]

STEP 2: ARRIVAL AT MONTRÉAL

  Look over the suggested French and English language training paths provided to all students
(DESS, professional master's, research-based master's and doctorate) [Details]
  Use the Accueil Plus service at Montréal-Trudeau airport [Details]
  Finalize the immigration process at your first point of entry into the country [Details]

STEP 3: ARRIVAL AT POLYTECHNIQUE

  MANDATORY: Attend the submission session for administrative documents [Details]
  Attend workshops on housing and settling in Montréal [Details]
  Take part in a guided tour of Polytechnique [Details]
  MANDATORY: Attend the orientation for new graduate students [Details]
  Attend the welcome activity held by your department and meet your research or study supervisor [Details]
  MANDATORY: Attend the orientation day for newcomers to Canada [Details]
  Attend the library orientation workshop [Details]
  Take part in welcome activities held by the graduate student association, Association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs (AÉCSP) [Details]
  Take part in the international committees' activities [Details]
  Meet the buddies provided by PolyExplore [Details]

STEP 4: 1ST YEAR AND THROUGHOUT STUDIES

  Take French courses if needed or if desired [Details]
  Take English courses if needed or if desired [Details]
  Attend the workshop on handling winter [Details]
  Attend the workshop on renewing immigration documents [Details]
  Attend the income tax workshop [Details]
  Attend the workshop on student work permits [Details]
  Attend the workshop on applying for permanent residency in Québec [Details]
  MANDATORY: Attend the Ensuring a Successful Doctorate workshop in the first semester (doctorate only) [Details]
  MANDATORY: Attend the health and safety workshop [Details]
  Consult with contact people in your department (as needed) [Details]
  Get involved with the activities of the graduate student association, Association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs (AÉCSP) [Details]

STEP 5: BEFORE GRADUATING

  Attend the workshop on transition after graduation and entering the Québec job market [Details]
  Attend the workshop on work permits for graduating students [Details]
  Consult the Service de stages et placement for career management advice [Details]
  Attend the workshop on job search strategies [Details]
  Attend the workshop on hiring interviews [Details]
  Stay in touch with the alumni association, Association des diplômés de Polytechnique [Details]