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.
Changes to off-campus work hours
You may be eligible to work more than 20 hours per week off campus under a temporary public policy. Find out if you meet the requirements.
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
If your post-graduation work permit has expired or will expire soon
If your post-graduation work permit has expired or will expire between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2023, you may be eligible for an open work permit of up to 18 months under a new public policy. Find out if you’re eligible for this open work permit.
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
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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