BorderPass Partners with St. Thomas University to Enhance International Student Support

Four international students smiling next to wall of flags in James Dunn Hall at STU

Fredericton, NB, June 25, 2024 - St. Thomas University (STU) has partnered with BorderPass, a leading provider of immigration and student support services, to provide comprehensive end-to-end support for international students, enriching their academic and professional journeys in Canada.

Comprehensive Support for International Applicants and Students

Starting this fall, all international applicants to STU will receive a thorough Immigration Assessment and full study permit support through BorderPass. This robust process ensures applicants are well-prepared and informed ahead of the immigration journey, facilitating a smooth transition to Canada.

Furthermore, all newly admitted and returning international students will receive a complimentary BorderPass subscription, granting them access to a wide range of services designed to support their success in Canada.


“At St. Thomas University, we are dedicated to providing exceptional support to our international students,” said Ryan Sullivan, Associate Vice-President (Enrolment). “Our partnership with BorderPass will help us offer seamless immigration assistance, from application through to employment, ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed.”

Innovative Features to Enhance the Student Experience

STU and BorderPass designed the partnership to offer international students a dependable resource for affordable, clear, and practical immigration guidance, protecting them from unjust fees and misleading claims.

The platform's advanced features include measures to maintain the chain-of-trust and help ensure document authenticity, services to help students with living arrangements, and access to extensive support services including legal advice, employment guidance, and much more.

This fulsome approach supports student success from application through to post-graduation.

Expanding Presence in Eastern Canada
This partnership marks BorderPass’ expansion into eastern Canada, reflecting a commitment to supporting international students across the country and contributing to the region’s educational and economic development.

“BorderPass was built to assist people from around the world who aspire to study and work in Canada, as well as the institutions that support them,” said Sally Daub, Co-Founder of BorderPass.

“We are proud to expand our presence on the east coast and to be working with St. Thomas University to support international students throughout their journey.”

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About St. Thomas University

Established in 1910, St. Thomas University is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1600 that offers a Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees, and a Master of Social Work. Faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs and a New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Chair. Distinguished alumni include former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, authors David Adams Richards and Sheree Fitch, and journalist Harry Forestell. 

About BorderPass

BorderPass is an award-winning digital platform designed to simplify the immigration journey for students, educational institutions, newcomers, and employers. The platform provides tools and lawyer-verified guidance to study, work, and live in a new country with a full spectrum of services including visa applications, document management, and practical settlement assistance such as housing and career support.

BorderPass was developed by experts in law and technology who believe that increasing access to legal support improves immigration outcomes. This approach facilitates a smooth transition for tens of thousands of newcomers, enables regulatory compliance for leading colleges and universities, and promotes sustainable growth for local communities and national economies.

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