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.
Flights from India and Pakistan
As of April 22, 2021, at 11:30 pm ET, Canada is suspending flights from India and Pakistan. Travel restrictions may change with little warning.
Submit your complete study permit application for the fall 2021 semester
If we receive your complete study permit application by May 15, 2021, you’ll get a decision by August 6, 2021, in time to attend the fall semester.
We may not be able to process your application by August 6, 2021, if you’re unable to submit a complete application because of COVID-19 restrictions, such as reduced service at
- visa application centres (VACs)
- other providers
If you submit a complete application after May 15, 2021, we will process it as quickly as possible—but you may not get a final decision before the fall semester begins.
If you don’t have your official Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) in time to apply by May 15, 2021, you can submit the acknowledgement of receipt you got when you applied for your CAQ with your study permit application.
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 live in China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal or Vietnam, you may be able 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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