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

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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.

Learn more about the new measures

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

Working or travelling as a student

Work while studying

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

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

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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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