Extend a study permit
Your study permit allowed you to begin your studies in Canada. If you want to continue your education in Canada, you need to extend your study permit.
- You need a valid passport to get or extend a study permit. This means the expiry date on your passport must go beyond the time of any extended study permit.
- You must apply for an extension to your study permit at least 30 days before the current study permit expires.
What if you want to stay in Canada but are no longer studying? You will need to:
- Apply for a work permit if you wish to stay in Canada to work
- Apply to change your status and stay in Canada as a visitor
To stay in Canada after your studies are completed, you’ll need a visitor visa if you don’t have a work permit.