You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and obeying Canadian immigration regulations while studying in Canada.
Check, your immigration documents- study permit, work permit and / or temporary resident visa- to make sure they are accurate. Know when they expire and plan to renew them at least 2-3 months before.
Permits (study permit, work permit or visitor record)
A valid permit allows you to you to remain in Canada while you study, work or visit. Visitors who are not studying or working may have either a stamp in their passport or a paper visitor record.
Ensure all your permits are valid for the entire time you remain in Canada. Learn more about how to apply to renew or extend your permit.
In most cases, you must get a study permit if you want to study at Selkirk College. Learn more about how to apply. If you apply through one of Selkirk College agents they will help you through this process.
If your course or program is six months or less, you will not need a study permit.
If you plan to study at Selkirk College for less than 6 months, you can do so with a visitor’s record (also called a visitor’s permit). Even though a study permit is not required, you should consider applying for one. With a study permit it is easier to extend your stay in Canada if you decide to continue your studies past six months.
On-Campus: A work permit is not required if you have a valid study permit and you are enrolled full-time in credit-granting courses.
Off-Campus: Students in academic diploma programs may be authorized to work off campus with their study permit. It will indicate on your study permit if you are permitted to work off campus.
Co-op, internship and practicum: If you are required to work as an integral part of your studies or you are enrolled in a co-op program, you must apply for a co-op work permit.
Post-Graduation Work Permit: After you have completed all your program courses and received your final grades you have 90 days to apply for your post-graduation work permit. The length of the permit will depend on the length of your program.
Learn more about applying for student work permits for help with your application visit the International Student Services Coordinator and visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
Citizens of some countries require a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada.
See www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp for a list of these countries.
If you are from a country that needs one, you should maintain a valid TRV while you are in Canada, but it is not mandatory.
A TRV may allow “single entry” or “multiple entry” and can only be obtained from a Canada visa office (consulate or embassy) outside of Canada.
If your passport will expire while you are in Canada, your immigration documents will normally expire at the same time. Apply to extend them after you get a new passport.
Passport applications can take up to three months, so apply early.
Contact the nearest visa office for your country to apply.
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