Renew or Change a Study Permit
An extension for the existing study permit can be applied when the duration of the program exceeds the study permit. With this permit extension or renewal, a foreign national student can transfer to a different study program. Application for extension or renewing the permit has to be submitted at least 30 days before the expiry of the current study permit.
Process of Study Permit Extension or Renewal
The application for Extension or Renewal has to be submitted to IRCC after completing
  • An electronic application to be submitted during your stay in Canada.
  • The study permit extension duration must not surpass the passport validity
Requirements for Study Permit Extension
An application for the extension or renewal can only be submitted if there is a change in the current study program or shift in the location of study/university. The extension or renewal has to be applied within 90 days after the expiry of the current study permit
In case, the student applies for the extension before the expiry of the current permit, he/she is considered a temporary resident on “Implied Status” until and unless he/she receives application approval.
Who doesn’t need a Study Permit?
Foreign nationals do not need to apply for a study permit if
  • You are coming as a family member or private staff of a foreign representative
  • You are part of the army of a Visiting Forces Act designated country