Jun 3, 2021
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
A study permit is usually required if you wish to study in Canada. It is important to apply for this document before entering the country.
How to apply
To apply, please visit our website.
Please visit our processing times page to find out how long it may take to process your application.
Study permit application inside Canada - Study permit holder
You hold a valid study permit, are inside Canada and wish to stay and continue your studies?
To obtain the study permit:
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Maintained status - Temporary resident
As a temporary resident, it is important to apply to extend your stay in Canada, if necessary, before it expires. Following submission of the application, you are considered to have maintained status, previously known as “implied status”.
Leaving and re-entering Canada while under maintained status and authorization to work or study:
You may be authorized to re-enter Canada:
An officer will ask you questions to see if you meet all of the requirements before allowing you to come back to Canada.
*If you applied for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), you may work in Canada while waiting for a decision on your post-graduation work permit application.
Proof of maintained status:
It is recommended that you provide these documents to prove that you have maintained status:
If you submitted a second extension application and:
Your first application was approved after the receipt of your second application
Your first application was refused or rejected after the receipt of your second application
Your original status was still valid when your second application was received
Your first application was refused after the receipt of your second application
Your original status was expired when your second application was received
Your first application was rejected after the receipt of your second application
Coronavirus - Travel restrictions - Exemption for students
The Government of Canada is closely monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on IRCC clients.
Processes are being introduced to provide for the entry of international students. This change to travel restrictions affects all international students, regardless of where they are travelling from or when their study permit was approved.
Starting October 20, 2020, international students may travel to Canada, if they are:
The list of DLIs that have COVID-19 readiness plans approved will be updated regularly and is available on our website.
If your DLI does not have an approved COVID-19 readiness plan, you will not be able to travel to Canada for now.
Travellers should not make any travel plans until they have met all requirements and received all necessary authorizations. Like all travellers to Canada, international students and accompanying family members will be subject to all public health measures.
We hope the information provided is helpful in assisting you with your enquiry. We would also like to suggest the following online services that might be helpful to you:
Posted By:Cathy Zhao