Start extending your study permit at least three months before it expires to ensure enough processing time.
Study Permit Expire
Your study permit will expire when you finish your studies or 90 days after the date on the permit.
Make sure your passport doesn't expire because the study permit can only extend up to the passport expiration date.
You must actively pursue a full-time course at a designated learning institution (DLI) to be eligible for a study visa extension.
You have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation without needing to work in Canada.
What if the study permit is expired
– apply for a new study permit and
– restore your status as a temporary resident in Canada
Compliance with Conditions
Ensure that you have complied with all the conditions of your initial study permit and have maintained your status as a student in Canada.
Include a completed Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Student (IMM 5709) form, a valid passport, and a letter of acceptance from your DLI.
Letter of Explanation
Write a detailed letter explaining the reason for your study permit extension request and your future academic plans in Canada.
Confirm if you need another medical exam for an extension application.
Apply online or by mail to the relevant Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).