Is your study permit valid?

Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada; find out if you need one at www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-who.asp. You can apply for a study permit online through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website or in person at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) for your country.

If you already have a study permit, you must ensure it is valid; that is, it authorises you to study at the post-secondary (university) level for the dates concerned.  

Please note:

  • A study permit for secondary school does not authorise you to study at the University of Toronto;
  • It is illegal to study at the post-secondary level with a study permit issued for secondary school;
  • If you study without a valid study permit, you may face serious consequences.

For more information, you can:

  • Contact your closest Canadian visa office, if you are outside Canada;

  • Telephone Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada toll-free on 1.888.242.2100 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, except statutory holidays), if you are within Canada;

  • Visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp;

  • Connect with the International Education Centre.