Extend Your Stay as a Student

The study permit authorizes you to study legally in Canada. It usually stays valid throughout your studies in Canada. Extending your permit would help you to study in Canada for longer. Note that you should apply to extend your permit at least a month before the current permit expires.

Moreover, the renewal of your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or health insurance cannot be done with an invalid study permit. To help you with extending your authorization, we are here with all the relevant information.

When You Require An Extension Of The Permit?

A study permit extension is needed if an international student in Canada wishes to study longer. In order for the extension to take place, the student must submit an application to the IRCC. It is important to note that the appeal should be submitted electronically in most usual cases. As a student, you should make sure that the application is submitted in advance of the expiration date of the current permit. If you are able to present the extension application before 30 days, you would have no issues staying in Canada. 

Steps to Renew Your Study Permit

The study permit is the most important official document in your profession. Moreover, you have to meet the conditions of your study permit to remain in Canada as a student. In case your study per5mit expires before you complete your education, here is the list of steps you should follow.

  • Apply for the extension on time
  • You should possess a valid CAQ to extend the permit
  • You should have a valid passport to extend your study permit
  • Even though you have just a single semester to complete, apply for the extension of the permit. This is mainly because of the reason that you should have a valid permit throughout the course duration.

Extension of Study Permits for Quebec

In the province of Quebec, international students should possess both CAQ and a valid study permit. As an international student, if you want to continue your studies, you should apply for a CAQ. You can find the expiry date in the top right corner of the permit. The date mentioned over there is the length of your study program plus 90 days. These extra 90 days provide you the time to leave Canada.

In Case You Have Applied For a Different Permit

If you have applied for a different permit, you can’t keep studying. Moreover, you also cannot work until the final decision has been passed. Thus, you can stay in Canada as a temporary resident unless you make a decision on your application. Moreover, if you are planning to travel outside Canada, ensure that you have the right documents with you. In order to re-enter, you should also have valid travel documents.

At NordStrat Immigration Solutions Inc., we make sure that all the application procedures are accomplished without any issues. In case you face any difficulties, you can always reach out to us. Our counselors would be glad to assist you.