Congratulations on completing your studies at George Brown College. With the education that you have now, a wealth of opportunity is open to you. To make sure that you graduate officially and are ready to work after graduation, there are a few things that require your attention. First, make sure you are aware of the date and location of convocation so that you can attend. And it is also important to register as an alumnus, so you can take advantage of services available to you including GBCareers, our online job board, career counselling, events and networking opportunities. If you choose to stay in Canada to pursue work opportunities in your chosen field, the International Centre can provide information and guidance on securing the required work permits and post-graduation health insurance.
Graduation is an exciting time for every George Brown College student. Convocation is the ceremony at which a successful student’s degree or certificate is publicly presented.
The word Convocation means “a calling together” and convocation is a ceremony where you, along with a new community of graduates, are called together in celebration of your academic achievement – an important moment in every student’s life!
View your convocation ceremony date and time schedule.
POST GRADUATION HEALTH INSURANCE
Open Work Permit Holders (including those in CIC’s Post-Graduation Work Permit Program) as well as their spouses and dependants may be eligible for Ontario Health Insurance Coverage provided they are employed full-time for an employer in Ontario for a minimum of six months, have a valid work permit during this time, and:
- Maintain primary place of residence in Ontario; and are
- Physically present in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period; and are
- Physically present in Ontario for 153 of the first 183 days immediately after establishing residency in the province
- Further information on the changes concerning Temporary Foreign Workers
For more detailed information regarding OHIP eligibility and the changes to OHIP eligibility rules refer to the Eligibility fact sheet.
To speak with someone regarding your OHIP eligibility contact the INFOline at 1-800-268-1154 or visit your local Service Ontario – Health Card Services – OHIP office.
George Brown International works hard to continue our history and tradition of producing graduates who have found exciting and successful careers all over the world. We are proud of our graduates’ accomplishments and eager to hear your feedback on the College and its programs. If you’re a recent graduate we have a number of supports in place to help you put your education to great use.
Check out these sites for career opportunities, advice and more:
POST GRADUATION CAREERS
At George Brown College we’re dedicated to providing our students with the tools and skills they need to enter the Canadian — and global – workforce and to find success in their chosen career path when they get there. GBCareers is an online job site specifically for George Brown students and graduates that gives you on-line access to hundreds of job offerings. Our Alumni Career Services page has a number of services and supports that will help you along the way with your job search.
POST-GRADUATION WORK PERMIT