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.

Preparing to apply

Applying to schools in Canada as an international student

The different kinds of schools, when to apply and other requirements

Learn about student life in Canada

Tips on living in Canada as an international student

Scholarships for international students

Awards for students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and schools

Applying for a study permit

Find out if you need a study permit

Answer a few questions to learn whether you need a study permit to study in Canada

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

If you’re a legal resident in certain countries, you may be eligible to get your study permit faster

Extend your study permit or restore your status

How to renew your study permit or restore your status

Study in Canada as a minor child

What minor children need to go to school in Canada

During your studies or after graduation

Work while studying

Who can work while they study, how much and where (on campus, off campus, co-op, and post-graduation)

Change schools or update your information

Learn how to update your profile or contact information and how long your study permit is valid

Stay and work in Canada after you graduate

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

Get a visitor visa to return to Canada

How and when a study permit holder should apply

Travelling outside Canada and then re-entering

What you need to re-enter Canada as an international student

Features

Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to study in Canada or to extend your study permit in Canada and how to submit an online or paper application.

Apply online for a study permit

Submit your application online to study in Canada.

Study, work and stay in Canada

Come to Canada to study. Stay to live, work and explore.

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