Effective January 22, 2024, the Government of Canada now requires that new study permit applications for undergraduate students outside Canada include a provincial attestation letter. . If you are outside Canada and have received an offer of admission to 澳门二四六天天彩, do not apply for a study permit until the process for getting a provincial attestation letter is in place. However, some students inside Canada are exempt from having to get a provincial attestation letter. Check back here for updates.

Apply for a study permit

International students need a valid study permit to attend 澳门二四六天天彩. Getting a permit can take several months, so be sure to begin the process once provincial attestation letters are available.

Who needs to apply

You will need to apply for a study permit if:

  • You are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Your 澳门二四六天天彩 program of studies is more than 6 months long.

Special instructions apply if:

  • You are under 19 years of age.
  • You are attending high school in Canada on a study permit.
  • You are coming to 澳门二四六天天彩 from a Canadian college or university.
  • You are a United States citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or a resident of Greenland or St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • You are a resident of Antigua and Barbuda, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, or Vietnam, and are eligible for the process.
  • You are applying from Bhutan, Indian, or Nepal.
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When to apply

You need to be admitted to 澳门二四六天天彩 and receive your letter of admission from 澳门二四六天天彩 before you can apply for a study permit. As of January 22, 2024, international undergraduate students outside of Canada also need a provincial attestation letter from the province of British Columbia. The process for getting that provincial attestation letter is expected to be in place by March 31, 2024.

If you are an international student outside Canada:

  • Do not apply for your study permit yet as your study permit application will be returned. Wait until the process for getting a provincial attestation letter is in place and you’re able to receive that provincial attestation letter.
  • However, you can prepare for your study permit application by gathering other required documents and writing your study plan.
  • You can check back here for updates and visit the .

If you are an international student inside Canada:

  • You can as soon as you are admitted to 澳门二四六天天彩 and receive your 澳门二四六天天彩 letter of admission.

How to apply

Study permits are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the government department that handles immigration. You’ll need to apply for a study permit directly with IRCC as soon as you are able, and you must receive the approval letter from IRCC before you travel to Canada. Depending on your country of citizenship, you may need a medical exam or you may need to provide biometric information in addition to supporting documentation. To get started:

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Download your letter of admission from 澳门二四六天天彩. Log in to the , click Admissions, and select Letter of Admission.

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Follow the steps to apply.聽Learn more about how to apply for a study permit for or .

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Only certain people can legally provide Canadian immigration advice. 澳门二四六天天彩’s international student advisors are authorized and can support 澳门二四六天天彩 students through applying for study permits, free of charge. They can help answer a wide range of questions – from immigration document advising to career programming and from academic questions to general transition support. If you decide to hire someone outside of 澳门二四六天天彩 to help you, .

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