If your study permit will expire before you plan to leave Canada you must extend it.
Your application to extend must be received by Immigration before your previous study permit expires, otherwise you will lose status in Canada and you must stop studying immediately. If this happens, talk to The International Student Coordinator.
How to Renew or Extend your Study Permit
Apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Case Processing Centre in Vegerville, Alberta 60-120 days before your current study permit expires.
Apply online or by mail. To apply by mail, pick up an application form from the International Student Services Coordinator’s office.
Check the processing times when you apply; often it takes less time if you apply online.
Applications made online or mailed to Vegreville must be sent from a Canadian address.
2. Have the International Student Coordinator check your application before you submit it.
3. Once you get your new permit, see The International Student Coordinator so she can make a copy.
You will need to send or upload several documents with your application:
An official letter confirming your student status, and your program length.
Proof of funds. This could include a letter from your bank or employer, evidence of scholarships or other funding, or poof of sponsorship from an individual or institution.
Photocopy of your passport. A copy of your photo page, plus all stamps made in your passport for entries to Canada
Proof that you paid the application fee. If you apply online, you can pay with a credit card. You can also pay in cash at a bank by picking up the receipt form from the International Student Services Coordinator.
Expired Study Permits and Implied status:
If your permit expires while you are waiting for your application to be processed, you have “implied status” in Canada until you receive a response. It is important that you remain in Canada until you receive your new document. If you leave Canada, you may not be able to re-enter without a valid permit.
Transferring from another institution:
If you already have a valid study permit for post-secondary study in Canada, you may use that study permit to study at Selkirk College (unless otherwise noted on the study permit). As a post-secondary student you can transfer between programs and institutions (both public and private) without applying to change the conditions of your study permit.