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.
Applying for a study permit on or after December 1, 2023
On December 1, 2023, a new version of the study permit application form (IMM1294) became available. If you’re applying through the IRCC secure account, this version must be used to submit study permit applications starting on this date. Applications submitted on or after December 1, 2023, that use the old version of the form will not be accepted.
Preparing and applying for a study permit
Answer a few questions to learn whether you need a study permit to study in Canada
The different kinds of schools, when to apply and other requirements
Who can apply, how to apply, processing times and what to expect when you get to Canada
If you’re a legal resident in certain countries, you may be eligible to get your study permit faster
Find out what is required for a minor child who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to study in Canada
Tips on applying for scholarships, living in Canada as an international student and more
During your studies and after graduation
How to renew your study permit or restore your status
Learn how to update your profile or contact information and how long your study permit is valid
What you need to re-enter Canada as an international student
Who can work while they study, how much and where (on campus, off campus, co-op, and post-graduation)
Get a work permit to stay in Canada after you graduate and how to apply for permanent residence
How and when a study permit holder should apply
If your post-graduation work permit is expiring before December 31, 2023, you might be eligible for an open work permit
Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.
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