Can I stay in Canada after my study permit expires if I applied for a new permit?
Yes. You can stay in Canada as a temporary resident until we make a decision on your new permit application. You must make sure you applied for a new permit before your original permit expired.
If you applied to extend your study permit, you can stay in Canada and continue studying under the conditions of your original study permit if you
- applied to extend your study permit before your original permit expired
- are waiting for a decision on your study permit application
If you applied for a work permit, such as a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), you can stay in Canada and continue to work full-time if you
- were already able to work off campus during your studies
- applied for a work permit before your study permit expired
- are waiting for a decision on your work permit application
If you’re not eligible to extend your study permit, you
- can apply to stay in Canada as a visitor
- must stop studying when your study permit expires
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