Study in Canada
Apply to study in Canada, extend your study permit and get information about working while you study or after you graduate.
New entry requirement now in effect
Study and work permit holders from visa-exempt countries who received their permit on or before July 31, 2015 are expected to have an eTA as of March 15, 2016 to fly or transit to Canada. Note: until September 29, 2016, study and work permit holders who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. Find answers to your questions about the leniency period.
Applicants who are issued an initial study or work permit on or after August 1, 2015 will automatically be issued an eTA along with their permit. For work permit or study permit renewal applications, the eTA will not be automatically renewed. If you wish to exit and re-enter Canada by air, you will need to ensure that your eTA is still valid by consulting the Check Status Tool. If your eTA has expired, you will need to apply for a new one as soon as you can and before the eTA leniency period ends on September 29, 2016.
Canadian schools that can host international students (known as designated learning institutions)
Applications for study permits, processing times and what to expect after you arrive in Canada
Application form and instructions for renewing your study permit or for restoring your status to continue your studies in Canada
Information about work on campus, off campus, as part of a co-op/internship program or after you graduate
Information about the International Student Program, policies and procedures, fraud and work and immigration opportunities for students
New requirements for students, postsecondary studies at Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) and working while studying, in effect since June 1, 2014
What we are doing
- Government launches comprehensive international education strategy
- Providing greater opportunities for Irish and Canadian youth
- Canadian student wins international poster competition
Do you want to come to Canada?
Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to study in Canada or to extend your study permit in Canada and how to submit an online or paper application.
Apply online for a study permit
Submit your application online to study in Canada.
Learn about student life in Canada
Read more about what it's like to be a student in Canada and how to make the most of your experience.
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