Renew your study permit before it expires.
If you want to continue studying after your study permit expires, you need to extend your study permit. If you apply before your permit expires, you can continue to study under the same conditions as your current study permit until the IRCC decides.
Why do I need to renew my study permit?
When does my study permit expire?
The expiry date of your study permit is indicated on your study permit. It’s typically the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. This extra time allows you to prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay. If you’re unsure, check your study permit now.
If you are finishing your studies sooner than expected
In this case, your study permit expires 90 days after you complete your studies, regardless of the expiry date mentioned in your current study permit document.
If you finish your studies later than expected
You must apply for a study permit renewal.
When do the 90 days begin?
Your 90 days begin when the first of the following two happen:
- you get a notification from the college (such as email, letter, transcript, etc.) that you completed your program; or
- when you get your degree, diploma or certificate.
If you can’t prove the date, then IRCC may use the earliest date mentioned in the issued document. IRCC may also reach out to your DLI to verify this date.
When should I renew my study permit?
IRCC urges that you must apply for your study permit renewal at least 30 days before the original expiry date. If you are late than the 30 day time, you can still apply before the expiry date on your current study permit.
Did your study permit expire already? Check our study permit restoration service.