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

Changes to off-campus work hours

You may be eligible to work more than 20 hours per week off campus under a temporary public policy

Most requested

  1. Find a school (designated learning institution)
  2. Get a post-graduation work permit
  3. Change your school or program
  4. Change your contact information
  5. Information for Canadian schools

Preparing to apply

The different kinds of schools, when to apply and other requirements

Tips on living in Canada as an international student

Awards for students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and schools

Applying for a study permit

Answer a few questions to learn whether you need a study permit to study in Canada

Who can apply, how to submit your application, processing times and what to expect when you get to Canada

If you’re a legal resident in certain countries, you may be eligible to get your study permit faster

How to renew your study permit or restore your status

What minor children need to go to school in Canada

During your studies or after graduation

If your post-graduation work permit has expired or will expire soon

If your post-graduation work permit has expired or will expire between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2023, you may be eligible for an open work permit of up to 18 months under a new public policy. for this open work permit.

Who can work while they study, how much and where (on campus, off campus, co-op, and post-graduation)

Learn how to update your profile or contact information and how long your study permit is valid

Get a work permit to stay in Canada after you graduate and how to apply for permanent residence

How and when a study permit holder should apply

What you need to re-enter Canada as an international student