STUDY PERMIT VALIDITY
When you arrive at the port of entry in Canada, the Officer will stamp your passport or travel document and record the expiration date for your study permit, which is the date by which you must leave Canada. The study permit expiration date is also shown on the permit issued at the time of your entry into Canada. The time between when the visa issuance and the visa expiration date is called your permit validity.
VALIDITY OF STUDY PERMITS EXTENSION
The validity period of your study permit cannot exceed that of your passport expiry date. Therefore, you should ensure that your passport’s validity exceeds the amount of time you are requesting on your application. If you submit your application for renewal or a change in status before your current status expires, you are considered to be on implied status as a temporary resident until a decision has been made with respect to your application. You must keep a copy of the documents proving that a status extension has been requested (proof of postage or courier delivery, an internet submission receipt, etc). In addition, if your status expires before a decision has been made, you will only be on implied status for as long as you remain in Canada.
You should apply to renew your study permit if you intend to travel outside Canada and your permit will expire while you are travelling. If your study permit has expired, and you have not applied for an extension, you must leave Canada.
You must remain enrolled at a DLI and make reasonable and timely progress towards completing your program. Failing to do so may lead to your removal from Canada. The DLI will report your continued academic enrolment and status to CIC. An officer may impose, vary or cancel conditions on a study permit. These may include one or more of the following:
- The type of studies or courses you may take.
- The educational institution you may attend.
- The location of your studies.
- The time and period of your studies.
- The times and places at which you shall report for medical examination or observation.
- The times and places at which you shall report for the presentation of evidence of compliance with applicable conditions
- The prohibition of engaging in employment or
- The duration of your stay in Canada.
Full-time students enrolled at a DLI and pursuing an academic, professional or vocational training program that is at least 6 months long may work up to 20 hours per week during a regular academic session and full time during regularly scheduled breaks between sessions. It is illegal to remain in Canada beyond the validity of your status in Canada. It is illegal to work without a required work permit. It is illegal to study without a required study permit.