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International Students must have valid documents to be able to
stay and study in Canada.
Visitors, workers and students can apply online 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.
If you are applying for a study permit for the first time please refer to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp Please be sure to read all the instructions carefully.
International Students must have valid documents to be able to stay and study in Canada.
Please note: According to strict CIC regulations, a student with a valid secondary Study Permit for high school studies in Canada, cannot attend post-secondary institutions (colleges or universities) without applying for a change of conditions on their study permit. You must have a valid post-secondary study permit before the first day of planned studies. You can request a postsecondary study permit on-line or by paper application, refer to the links and instructions below for more details.
Study Permits can be extended by sending an application electronically online to CIC or by mailing an application with supporting documents to CIC Vegreville, Alberta.
Visit the link http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/study.asp for information on how to apply for your Study Permit extension online.
Please Note: If your address changes at any time make sure that you visit the Citizenship & Immigration Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca and inform them of a change of address at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/change-address.asp.
Visit the link http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/extend-student.asp for information on how to apply for your study permit extension by paper application. You will have to mail this application to the CIC office in Vegreville, Alberta. Please keep a copy of your application and send the documents to CIC via registered mail. Keep the tracking number or post office receipt from the envelope as proof that your documents were mailed. Using the tracking number, you can also confirm that they were received.
Download a handy PDF guide to help you navigate the CIC website.
International Students must have valid documents to be able to stay and study in Canada. For instance, a valid Study Permit allows students to study in Canada. Students from many countries may also be required to have a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa to enter Canada in addition to the Study Permit requirement.
Students currently in Canada with a valid Study Permit must apply for the TRV to the Case Processing Pilot Office (CPP-O) in Ottawa.
Please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/canada/ottawa.asp for detailed information and to obtain the Instruction Guide (IMM 5256), TRV application form (IMM5257), Document Checklist - Applicants in Canada (IMM5721), Visa Application Photograph Specifications and other requirements.
A friend or family member may want to visit you during your stay in Canada. In most cases, the friend or relative will be required to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) in order to enter Canada. Follow these steps when you want to invite someone to visit:
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