Study Permit


The study permit is a document that Immigration issue Which allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are allowed to apply for Study Permit if they meet below mentioned requirements:

  1. Be able to convince the visa officer that you will honor the terms of temporary resident permit (study permit) and will leave the country once the study is complete.
  2. You are required to have a letter of acceptance from a Designated learning institution in order to submit an application for a study permit
  3. Proof of financial resources to pay for tuition fees and living expenses for yourself and accompanying family members.
  4. Police clearance
  5. Not be a risk to the security of Canada
  6. Be in good health (complete a medical examination, if required
  7. You are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
  8. Prove you have enough money to pay for your:
  • Tuition fees
  • Living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
  • Return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
  1. Obey the law, have no criminal record and get a police certificate (if required)
  2. You are in good health and get a medical exam (if required)
  3. Prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires

Your Responsibilities

While Studying in Canada you must:

  1. Have a valid study permit.
  2. You are a full-time student at a designated learning institution (DLI).
  3. You have started studying.
  4. You are in a program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate and is at least six months long and
  5. You have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  6. Make progress towards completing your program
  7. Respect any conditions listed on your study permit
  8. Stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements and leave Canada when your permit expires
  9. Depending on your case, there may be conditions on your study permit such as:
    • If you’re allowed to work in Canada
    • If you’re allowed to travel within Canada
    • The date you must stop studying

Extension of Study Permit

The expiry date on your study permit tells you when you have to stop studying and leave Canada. You need to extend your study permit.

Important Note

If You have lost your student status if you’re still in Canada and the expiry date of your permit passed before you applied for a new Study permit or Work permit in some cases, you may apply to restore your status as a student. To apply, you must

  • submit your application within 90 days of losing your status
  • keep meeting the requirements for your stay
  • have met all the conditions listed on your permit, and
  • pay your fees
  • restoration fee
  • study permit

When to apply

You should apply to extend your permit at least 30 days before it expires. Make sure your passport doesn’t expire at the same time. You can’t extend your study permit beyond your passport’s expiry date.

How to apply

Before you apply to extend your study permit, make sure your school is on the designated learning institution list (DLI). If your school is no longer on the DLI list, you can keep studying until your current permit expires. When you need to extend your study permit, you’ll need to enroll at a DLI. You may either Apply it Online or can do a paper Application.

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