International students require a permit to study in Canada if their course of study is longer than six months.
A study permit allows you to study in Canada. A visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization allows you to enter Canada.
You must change the designated learning institution (DLI) number on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website. Seneca’s DLI number is O19395536013 (please note that the number begins with the letter O).
International students must apply to extend their study permit prior its expiry date.
Three months before your study permit expires.
You must stop attending classes immediately. You may apply to restore your status as a student within 90 days of losing it. After you apply to restore your status, you may stay in Canada until a decision is made on your application but you are not allowed to study or work until your status is restored.
You can apply to extend visa online or on paper. Learn more on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.
No. You must obtain a study permit first and then apply for a visa.
Some programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. You may have to apply for a co-op or intern work permit.
You may apply for a co-op work permit and a study permit at the same time.
International students may be eligible to apply for Post-Graduation Work Permit if they meet the requirements listed on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website. There is more information on the site about:
Who can apply
How to stay in Canada after you graduate
How to apply for a work permit
You need your graduation letter. You may also be required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to submit an official transcript.
You must apply within 90 days after your final marks are posted on Student Centre.