Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for issues dealing with immigration and citizenship. CIC advises visitors, students and workers to submit immigration applications online for faster processing.

As an international or exchange student, it is important for you to be aware of Canadian immigration requirements that affect you.

For more information, please review:

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    Studying in Canada
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    Working in Canada
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    Permanent Residence
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    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada



  • Keep copies of all important documents in a separate location from the originals

  • Familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions of your immigration document(s)

  • Note the expiry date of your immigration document(s) in your calendar and set a reminder at least 30 days earlier

  • Retain a copy of any immigration documents you submit to IRCC

  • Submit your immigration application online for faster processing:

    Immigration Application