Study Permit Renewal Guide
How to Use CIC's Online Study Permit Extension Application - when applying from within Canada
Before you start: ensure that you have a valid passport and CAQ. Your new Study Permit will not be valid beyond the expiry dates of these documents.
US students ONLY: Please note that you can renew your Study Permit at the border (Lacolle/Champlain, St. Armand/Phillipsburg, or Stanstead), or - if arriving by plane - with immigration services at the airport (instead of online).
1. Log into MyCIC (or register for an account)
2. Fill out the Questionnaire
3. Complete, Validate, Save & Upload the PDF Form
4. Upload Supporting Documents
You will be asked to upload a list of supporting documents based on the answers you provided to the questionnaire.
N.B. If you are extending your current Study Permit, you DO NOT need your original letter of acceptance, but you DO need your Proof of Enrolment (which can be printed off Minerva).
5. Processing times
You can check how long it will take to get your Study Permit here. Processing times vary according to volume and time of year.
Common Problem: I am also applying for an Off-Campus Work Permit, but in that section of the application, there was NO opportunity to indicate that I do NOT have an EVN.
Check the My Requests section of your profile (before entering your application). There you should find a link to "Request an EVN".
If this option does not appear, see Solution B.
You may not have provided your Client ID number when you originally registered with MyCIC.
To correct the issue:
- Select Exit to leave your Online Application;
- Select Next question to return to the Terms and Conditions page;
- Delete the e-Application currently in progress; and
- Re-enroll using your client ID number.
Once the enrolment is complete, you can request an EVN by clicking on the link called OCWP – Request an EVN or a Transfer of Eligibility Verification under the Make a Request section of the MyCIC Welcome page.
If you are still having problems with your CIC online application, please contact the CIC Call Centre at 1.888.242.2100 or question [at] cic [dot] gc [dot] ca (write to CIC).
International Student Services (ISS) provides information regarding immigration documents (i.e. Study Permits, CAQ, Temporary Resident Visas, Work Permits) required for international students to study or work at McGill.
Please note that ISS cannot provide advice to you, or act on your behalf, on such immigration matters. Our website provides links to Immigration Quebec and Citizenship and Immigration Canada where complete information, application forms and instructions are available.