Promoting Study and Work in the USA

Students attending a Vancouver education fair.

Are you interested in studying or working in the USA? This fall, staff from the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver traveled to numerous events to provide resources and information for Canadians and third-country nationals resident in Canada who want to study or work in America.

UBC’s Alumni Centre invited the Consulate to speak at Your Next Step: Crossing the Border, an informational roundtable catered towards UBC alumnus interested in working in the United States. Nancy Biasi, Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver and Matthew Lieurance, Assistant Chief of the Foreign Operations Division, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, spoke to the audience about consular services and border crossing logistics. They also answered questions regarding visas, green cards, and insurance. A podcast of the event is available at

EducationUSA Canada at a Vancouver education fair.
EducationUSA Canada at a Vancouver education fair.

The Consulate, in partnership with EducationUSA, has also been present this fall at several undergraduate and graduate education fairs around Vancouver, including the Vancouver Area Independent Schools Fair, the MBA Tour, and Study & Go Abroad. The Consulate regularly provides resources and information about the application process for American universities and colleges to students, parents, and school counselors. In addition, the Consulate can help prospective students identify graduate and undergraduate scholarships and other funding opportunities, and can also answer questions regarding student visas and work/study permits.

Have any more questions on studying in the USA? Feel free to contact an EducationUSA Advisor in Canada at EducationUSA offers academic advising for students on academic opportunities at all levels, including undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and short-term exchange programs.