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Study permit Canada Extension

Continuous Education In Canada

Stay In Canada

Extend Your Study Permit

Stay in Canada as an international student, by applying for an extension at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your study permit. If you have completed your studies, you must apply within 90 days of the last day of your studies. We recommend you to start preparing your application 2-3 months earlier. If your study permit expired, you must apply to restore your status within 90 days of expiration. If you have past the 90 days window, haven’t yet applied and want to study for more than 6 months, you must apply for a new study permit outside Canada. The extension application process is similar whether you are applying from within Canada or from outside of Canada. You will need to include proof of enrolment in a Canadian educational institution and evidence that you have the financial means to support yourself during your studies, and provide required supporting documents. You may continue to stay in Canada, study and work while you wait for a decision on your application.

Why Extention

The most common reasons For Extensions

1. Passport expired before the end of the study program

You must submit a new study permit application along with a new passport. You may submit your application online or by mail. If you submit your application by mail, you must include the processing fee.

2. Study for more than 1 year to get 3 years of Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)

Students who have opted to study for 1 year, i.e. 2 semesters of a study program, may realize that 1 year of PGWP is not sufficient, thus opt-in to study for 2 years or more at a DLI to qualify for 3 years of PGWP application.

3. Changes in the program of study (Update Your DLI)

If you need to change the program of study listed on your study permit, you must apply for a new study permit. You cannot extend your current study permit to make the change.

4. Need more time to complete their studies

Some students may not be able to complete their studies in time due to unforeseen circumstances and may need more time. You may apply for a study permit before your current permit expires along with a letter of explanation from your DLI’s registrar’s office or international student immigration centre.

An extension of your stay as a student may be granted if you have met the following conditions:

  • You have maintained your student status.
  • You have made satisfactory progress in your studies.
  • You still meet the initial criteria for admission to your program of study.

What You Need

Study permit Canada extension requirements and eligibility

Professional Checking Study Permit Requirements

To be eligible for an extension application, you must;

  • Have a valid study permit.
  • Have maintained legal status in Canada.
  • Have been enrolled in and actively attending a full-time program at a designated learning institution.
  • Meet the requirements of your specific program of study.
  • Have a confirmation of enrolment letter.
  • Intend to leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay the study permit application fees in CAD.
  • If you meet the criteria above, prepare a study permit extension application along with the required forms and documents. Once your application is approved, you will be issued a new study permit with an updated expiry date.

You may not apply for an Extension if;

If you have been refused a study permit, if you are the subject of a removal order or if you have already been granted the maximum allowable period of stay in Canada.

Documents and checklist for a study permit extension

Use this checklist as a reference point. Based on your reason for the extension, your may need to submit additional documents. Contact us to find out if you qualify for free legal advice with authorized representation and zero processing fee.

  • A completed Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Student [IMM 5709] (PDF, 553.27KB)
  • A valid passport or travel document.
  • Your current valid study permit.
  • Proof of enrollment at a designated learning institution.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • A letter of explanation from your school explaining why you need a study permit extension.
  • Evidence of financial support for your studies in Canada.
  • Digital Photographs as per specifications.
  • Biometrics if you haven’t taken one in the last 10 years.

Study Permit Canada Extension Application Options

How to Apply

Get Professional Help With Zero Processing Fees

We let you focus on your education, and do all the work for you as a authorized representative. Get in touch with us to identify if you qualify for Ovation Immigration’s Zero Processing fee for Study Permit Canada Extension. Using our unique program for International Students, you get everything taken care of by experienced and certified professionals. From admissions to approval we legally represent your application and be there by your side throughout the process and beyond

Apply Online On IRCC Website

You may choose to apply online electronically on Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website by creating an account or logging in to your existing account.

Study Permit Canada Extension FAQ's


A study permit document number is a 9-digit number found on your study permit. It is also known as your “CIC file number” or “client ID number.” You need this number when you:

  • Apply to renew or extend your study permit
  • Apply for a work permit
  • Apply for permanent residence

If you lose your study permit, you can find your study permit document number:

  • On the Receipt of the Application that was issued to you when you applied for your study permit
  • Or on any correspondence that you have received from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

The DLI number is a unique number assigned to each designated learning institution in Canada. It is used by immigration authorities to process study permits and track international students. The DLI number can be found on the institution’s website, on their letter of acceptance, or on the CIC website.

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