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.

Exemptions ending for certain travellers entering Canada

Effective January 15, 2022, 00:01 (EST), some foreign national travellers who were previously allowed to enter Canada without being fully vaccinated will now be required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter Canada. There will also be changes to testing and quarantine exemptions for certain travellers, regardless of citizenship, entering Canada.

Find out if you can enter Canada

Floods in British Columbia

If you’re directly affected by the floods, you may be able to

  • get free replacement of documents that are lost, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible due to the floods
  • ask for urgent processing and a refund for an application you’ve submitted because of the floods
  • change, extend or restore your status, including
    • pausing your studies if your school is in the flood area
    • changing your employer if your workplace is affected by the floods

Find out how to apply

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

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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