Studying in Canada

Changes have been made recently regarding the study permit that you should be aware of. Visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for these new regulations.

Extending your Study Permit

To extend your study permit (SP), please visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website where you will find information about requirements and other important details.

Study Permit Expired

If you failed to extend your study permit before it expired, you have 90 days from the expiry date within which you can restore your status. Please see "Restoring your status".

If you fail to renew your study permit within 90 days of its expiry you will have no status in Canada, and could be subject to a removal order by Canada Immigration. Please be sure to check the dates on your documents and apply for extensions within adequate time.

Under the new regulations on study permits, your permit will become invalid 90 days after you have completed your study program. Your program is considered complete when you receive written notfication of program completion (for example, a transcript of an official letter) from the university or once you obtain your degree. This does not apply to you if your study permit was issued before June 1, 2014 (or if your application was received before that date). Visit the IRCC website for more information.