PR / Study Permit Renewals
a) PR Initial application / Renewal
Application for a PR Card
A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent residence by immigrating to Canada. To apply for Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) for the first time, or to renew or replace your current PR
- Health care coverage plus access to most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive
- Live, work or study anywhere in Canada
- Apply for Canadian citizenship
- Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Have permanent resident status
- Be physically present in Canada
- Not be a Canadian citizen or a registered Indian under the Indian Act
- Not be under an effective removal order
- Not be convicted of an offense
- Submit your mistake-free application and supporting evidence to IRCC (formerly known as CIC)
- Collect your Permanent Resident Card (PR CARD) at the local IRCC office (formerly known as CIC) once your application is approved.
b). Study permit renewals
a). Eligibility requirements
- are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
- prove you have enough money to pay for your:
- tuition fees
- living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
- return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
- obey the law, have no criminal record and get a police certificate (if required)
- are in good health and get a medical exam (if required)
- prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expire
b). Your responsibilities
- make progress towards completing your program
- respect any conditions listed on your study permit
- stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements and
- leave Canada when your permit expires
- if you’re allowed to work in Canada
- if you’re allowed to travel within Canada
- the date you must stop studying
c). Continue studying
If you already have a study permit and your study situation changes (for example, you want to study for more than 6 months or apply to a longer study program) you can continue studying in Canada while your permit is valid. If you need to extend your permit, or it expires while we process your application for an extension, you’ll also be able to continue studying because you have implied status.
However, if you don’t have a study permit already, you would need to stop studying or wait until you get a study permit to start or continue your studies.
An example of this is if you’re taking prerequisite classes required for a longer study program. You may not need a study permit for your prerequisite classes, but you may need one for your full study program.
In this case, you should get a study permit even though you don’t need one right away. If you don’t, you may not be able to start your longer study program, depending on whether or not your study permit is processed in time.
d). Work on- or off-campus
If you have a study permit and you’re registered as a full-time student at a DLI, you may be able to work on-campus or off-campus. If so, your study permit will include a condition that says you’re allowed to work while studying.
If you don’t have a study permit, you can’t work while you’re studying in Canada. In this case, you need to apply for a work permit.