English language centre Western University

Visa & Study Permits Information

Study Permits

Students who are non-residents in Canada and who are studying for more than 6 months must apply for a Canadian Study Permit before arriving in Canada.

*Please note that an official acceptance letter cannot be sent to each eligible student until we have received the student’s IELP/SELP application form and registration fee. The official acceptance letter should be used as part of the Study Permit application procedure of the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate.

Applicants should visit the following Citizenship and Immigration Canada websites for more information about the methods and time required to complete their Study Permit formalities:

Canadian Temporary Resident (Entry) Visa

A Canadian Temporary Resident (Entry) Visa may also be required for students from certain countries. Please visit the following Citizenship and Immigration Canada websites for more information:

Renewing Your Study Permit

Pay attention to application processing times. Use these as a guide for how long it will take for your application to be processed and when you should submit your renewal. Study Permits must be renewed before your Temporary Resident Visa. It is also suggested that you remain in Canada until you receive the status of your application.

Renewing Your Canadian Temporary Resident (Entry) Visa

Pay attention to application processing times. Use these as a guide for how long it will take for your application to be processed and when you should submit your renewal. Study Permits must be renewed before your Temporary Resident Visa. It is also suggested that you remain in Canada until you receive the status of your application.