Extending your Study Permit

If you plan to stay in Canada to continue your studies beyond the validity of your current study permit, you will need to apply to extend your study permit.  You should begin the process to extend your study permit about three months before its expiry. You need to extend your study permit before the expiration date written on your study permit.  Providing you submit your study permit application before the expiration date, you will have 'implied status' which means you can continue to study while you wait for a decision.

To learn more about how to extend your study permit, please refer to the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.  You can extend your study permit online and can check the processing times before submitting your application.

You may also refer to the information sheet on Extending your Study Permit.  If you have any questions around this, you can visit the International Education office and speak with a licensed immigration advisor.

Regular Studies Students (University Transfer/Career/PDD)

You need an official letter to confirm your student status at Langara College.

Study Permit Extension Letter

  • Please request a Study Permit Extension Letter by emailing ieadmissions@langara.ca from your MYLangara email.  Please name the subject of your email "Study Permit Extension | Student ID".  In the body of the email, please indicate the following:
    • Your full name
    • Student ID number
    • Date of expiration for your current study permit
    • Confirmation that you have paid your commitment fees for the upcoming semester.

Continuing Studies Students

  • You can make a request for the extension letter from the Continuing Studies Counter by emailing
    • Continuing Studies Study Permit Extension requests email: csletters@langara.ca  
      • Please name the subject of your email "Study Permit Extension | Student ID".  In the body of the email, please indicate the following:
        • Your full name
        • Student ID number
        • Date of expiration for your current study permit
        • Confirmation that you have paid your $1,500 commitment fees for the upcoming semester.

LEAP

If you have any general questions about the process to extend your study permit, please speak with an International Student Coordinator (ISC’s) who is RCIC or RISIA certified in the International Education (IE) Office by emailing international@langara.ca or contact the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.  Please note that the International Office cannot complete forms on your behalf.


It is your responsibility to know and understand the International Student Immigration Regulations.  For more information about the Regulations, please refer to the  Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.