Study in Canada as an international student

Apply to study in Canada as an international student, extend your study permit and find out about working while you study or after you graduate.

Services and information

Prepare to study in Canada

Where to study, how to apply to schools in Canada, and the documents you need

Get a study permit

Who can apply, how to submit your application, processing times and what to expect when you get to Canada

Get a study permit faster

You may be able to get your study permit faster through the Student Direct Stream, depending on where you live

Work as a student

Who can work while they study or after graduation

Stay in Canada after you graduate

Get a work permit to stay in Canada after you graduate and how to apply for permanent residence

Extend your study permit

How to renew your study permit or restore your status

Get a visitor visa to return to Canada

How and when a study permit holder should apply

Learn about student life in Canada

Tips on living in Canada as an international student

Information for Canadian schools

Become a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), enrol in the DLI portal and submit compliance reports

Scholarships for international students

Awards for students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and schools


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