Study Permits & Visas

Please note that George Brown College staff are not authorized to provide advice or guidance on immigration-related matters. Students are solely responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with all Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) regulations at all times during their studies and while in Canada, including any medical or study and work permit-related requirements.  Applicants and students of George Brown College are recommended to consult the CIC website at Open New Browser Window or consult the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 to confirm or clarify immigration-related information and requirements.

Apply Online!

International Students must have valid documents to be able to stay and study in Canada.

Visitors, workers and students can apply online at for faster processing.

Whenever possible, students are encouraged to apply online to extend their study permit, TRV, and/or apply or renew their work permits. If you have already submitted a paper application, please do not submit an electronic application as this will not speed up processing.

Important Reminders:

  • Submit a copy of your Study Permit to the International Centre upon arrival
  • Check your passport’s expiry date and renew it before you apply for any Canadian immigration documents
  • Apply online for Study Permit extension or Post-Graduation Work Permit or Co-op/Field Placement/Work Permit
  • Check the expiry date of your Study Permit and submit a renewal application online at least 90 days before expiry
  • You may be required to have a Temporary Resident Visa if you leave Canada and have plans to return
  • A Co-op Work Permit is required before you can start co-op, externship, work or practicum placements. Depending on your program, you may need to submit proof of a medical exam by a CIC Panel Physician
  • Remember that graduating students only have 90 days from the date of their last day of classes to submit an application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. Depending on your field of work, you may need to submit proof of a medical exam by a CIC Panel Physician


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