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.

Read the news release for more details.

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.

Quebec students

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

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 live in China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Senegal or Vietnam, you may be able to get your study permit faster

Extend your study permit

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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