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.

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Services and information

Learn about student life in Canada

Tips on living in Canada as an international student

Prepare to study in Canada

Where and what to study, and the list of schools for international students

Get a study permit

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

Changing your school or program

When and how to tell us if you are changing schools

Studying and working

Who can work during studies or after graduation, and how to apply

Extend your study permit

How to renew your study permit or restore your status

Information for Canadian schools

How to become a Designated Learning Institution (DLI), how to enrol in the DLI portal and how to send compliance reports

Scholarships for international students

Awards for students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and schools

What we are doing


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