Changing immigration status in Canada

if you wish to extend your study permit please check our other post by click here

Are you a visitor or worker? or have another immigration status

or is your work permit expiring soon?

then you should read it

if your immigration status expiring soon you should change/extend it immediately

you have few options

study permit

work permit

and visitor visa

you can click on blue text to open these details

workers or students also whose permit is expiring can apply for study, work or visitor status

visitors also can apply for work and study permits if they are already in Canada

but for a study permit, you have to follow these steps

yes visitors can also get a study permit and once you get it and enrolled in DLI college full time

you can apply for your spouse direct open work permit

if you do not have any immigration status and you didn’t apply for one

you have to leave Canada within 90 days if you don’t have a valid status

if you plan to go back home or another country

you can go but you cannot enter if you do not have a valid permit and visa

visa is a stamp on your passport you need to apply for it after when you got your study or work permit

how to apply for a stamp click here

how to apply for a work permit click here 

and also you are not allowed to apply for a work permit if you do not have a valid status

1. Requirements to extend a study permit?

1. you need an acceptance or enrolment letter from your DLI approved institute

to get it you need to find a college DLI college and you should apply for a study program then they will accept you its easy in Quebec usually some colleges also doesn’t require IELTS

and you also DO NOT need to pay GIC if you are applying within Canada

2.  you need a finical support letter

it can be you, your parents, or your family or friends

who can give that supporting letter

in that person who is supporting for your studies, need to write all his personal information

for example

annual income, job description, home address and relation with you and funds in the bank etc.

and also that person needs to sign that letter and need to provide you his/her employment letter

and funds in the bank and bank statement

3.  if you are studying or wish to study  in Quebec you also need CAQ

4. you also need to provide your Government-issued ID

it can be any passport or Canadian driver’s license

5.  you also need your old study OR work permit (if you had if not leave it)

6. and also you need to fill the application form

if have any permit already  you need to provide a UCI number that is on the right-hand corner of your study/work permit

also, you need to provide your personal information

such as job, college and program also

you need to show your bank statement

and after collecting these you need to upload

all these documents after filling out the application form

2. how much does it cost you to apply

if you apply by yourself using our website as a tool

it’s totally free all you need to pay is $150 which is a government fee

if you apply by another person they will charge you an extra around $300 to $500

so save your hard-earned money

how to apply for a study permit?

1. create a cic GC key account for that click here

2. open the link by clicking here

3. sign in to the account

then accept terms and conditions

apply to come to Canada

then you need a personal reference code OR


I do not have a Personal Reference Code

Determine your eligibility and apply online:

visitor visa, study and/or work permit


so you need to  click visitor visa, study and/or work permit in this window

3. (please note next questions will be according to your answers we are giving you these photos just to give you an idea and at the end also the available options will be according to your answers

if need you also need to apply for your spouse then choose answers according to that and at the end, you can fill the application form and you can pay fees for both applications in the same account )

press next

and next

then this window will pop up with your options

then click next

choose according to you like if you want to apply work permit for your spouse

then choose yes  if you need co-op work permit

or not if you do not need

choose the expiry date of your permit

choose if you had a medical examination or not

if you are also applying work permit for your spouse select yes

if you are applying by your self select no

then choose an option and press next

If you are paying for this then choose yes

choose yes for making digital copies of documents

choose yes for online fees payment

4. review all your answers

and you can also edit if needed

it will show you all steps of the process

5. then upload all required documents

and Application form

to access the Application form click here

if you are not able to open and the following error message is on the screen

then you need to download adobe acrobat pro on your laptop or pc

after uploading all documents

there will be an option for payment

and after payment, you will be able to submit the application

please note( if you need time to upload or complete few documents please press the save/exit button

it will save your application and you can be left the screen if you want

all you need to do is

login back into GC key account

and it will show your application just press  continue)

6. you will get your confirmation in your email that you have submitted an application

processing time can be up 90 days or longer due to covid-19 and high applications volume

once you have submitted you have completed your responsibility

you are all set

Canadian immigration services may contact you if they need any additional information

once it’s approved  you will get an email confirmation in your cic GC key account

and a paper study permit will be in the mailbox within 15 days

please note your SIN  also expires on the same day when your study or work permit expires

if you are applying for a study permit as a visitor please apply for a SIN number as soon as you get your study permit in your HAND

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