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.
Additional changes to entry, testing and quarantine requirements in response to the Omicron variant
There are temporary changes for all travellers, including Canadian citizens, regardless of their vaccination status.
Additional restrictions and requirements now apply to these countries:
- Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Changes to border measures
New border measures include
- rules for re-entering Canada, if leaving for 72 hours or less
- who is considered fully vaccinated
- rules for travelling within Canada
Starting January 15, 2022, there will be new rules for who can enter Canada as an unvaccinated or partially vaccinated traveller.
Preparing to apply
The different kinds of schools, when to apply and other requirements
Tips on living in Canada as an international student
Awards for students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and schools
Applying for a study permit
Answer a few questions to learn whether you need a study permit to study in Canada
Who can apply, how to submit your application, 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
How to renew your study permit or restore your status
What minor children need to go to school in Canada
Working or travelling as a 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
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.
Submit your application online to study in Canada.
Come to Canada to study. Stay to live, work and explore.
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