A study permit authorizes you to study in Canada legally. International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached into your passport at the Canadian port of entry.
- Study permits will only be issued to applicants studying at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). York University is a designated learning institution: York University's Designated Learning Institute (DLI) Number is O19361109242 (O stands for Ontario).
- Ensure that your contact information is accurate in your student record (click “Personal information” from Access My Student Records on My Online Services).
Steps for Online Study Permit Extension
- Register for an IRCC secure account here
- Complete the questionnaire based on your current situation, and choose the "Study Permit" option when prompted.
- Fill out the Application Form IMM5709, scan and upload all other required documents.
- Pay the application fee CAD$150 as instructed here. Please note that the application fee can only be paid online with credit card.
Tips for Extending Your Study Permit Online
- Save a hard or soft copy of the application form and all documents for your reference in case IRCC requests additional documents.
- Your incomplete online application can only be saved on your IRCC secure account for 60 days. You must complete and submit within this period.
- IMM5709 has to be validated before being uploaded to your IRCC secure account
- As of December 3, 2019, all applicants — including those in Canada — must submit fingerprints and photos (biometrics). If you have not given biometrics in the last 10 years, find out where to give biometrics.
- When you are applying to extend your study permit you can also apply for your co-op work permit at the same time (if your program requires it).
For more information about Study Permits, feel free to check out the Immigration Tutorial Videos page.