Pride in our international student enrolment

The University of New Brunswick Saint John MBA Program has a great history of cultural diversity.

Students from around the globe come here to study business and yet find so much more: a city that embraces them and a community that encourages them to get involved in university and city life.

International students who have been accepted into the UNB Saint John MBA program are required to follow some guidelines before being permitted to study in Canada.

Students from around the globe come to UNB

International students study permit

International students require a study permit from Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) to attend UNB Saint John.  Once you have been accepted into our MBA program, you will receive a letter of acceptance which allows you to apply for this permit.

It takes time for the different Canadian visa offices to process the number of study permit applications they receive, so the sooner you start the process, the better. Keep in mind there is no guarantee of acceptance, and any final steps – such as purchasing plane tickets or quitting a job – should only take place after your study permit is approved.


For more information regarding your study permit please contact our International Student Advisor Ase Berg.

Post-graduation employment program

The post-graduation employment program is designed to provide graduating students with Canadian work experience. Students may work in Canada for up to three years after graduation.

You may apply for a work permit if you:

  • graduated from a specific program of full-time study (of at least eight months) in Canada at a public post-secondary institution
  • have a valid study permit when you apply for the work permit; and
  • have not previously been issued a work permit for post-graduation employment following any other course of study.