Study in Canada
Apply to study in Canada, extend your study permit and get information about working while you study or after you graduate.
For all study permit holders from visa-exempt countries:
A study permit is not a visa. It does not give you the right to board your flight to Canada. Along with your permit, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to Canada.
If you received your initial permit on or after August 1, 2015, you were automatically issued an eTA along with your permit.
If you renew a study permit, an eTA is not automatically renewed or issued to you. You need to apply for one separately. See Extend your study permit.
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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