New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
We recommend that you begin the process of extending your study permit now; you can begin by collecting all of your supporting documents. From Humber, you will need:
Tip: Study permit going to expire before you complete your studies?
Set a reminder on a calendaring tool (e.g., Your phone or agenda) 90 days before it expires.
Remember: you MUST have a valid Study Permit (i.e., your study permit must not have expired) in order to continue studying.
You may be eligible to work off campus if you have an off-campus work permit, authorization to work letter (issued by CIC) or meet the following criteria:
If the above applies you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the regular academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.
Important Information: You must stop working on the day you no longer meet the above eligibility requirements (i.e., if you are no longer a full-time student during an academic session.)
Does your Study Permit give you authorization to work off campus?
If you have authorization to work, then your next step is to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
You will need the following documents when applying for a SIN:
Hopefully when your study permit was issued it gave you an additional 90 days after your last day of class. If not, we strongly advise you extend your study permit to allow time to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
In order to apply for your PGWP you will require your:
These documents are typically available 5-6 weeks after the last day of class; you will be notified by email when the documents are available.
Learn more about the eligibility requirements for the PGWP and the length of the work permit you are eligible to receive.
Important Information: Your study permit must still be valid when you apply for a PGWP.
Tip: Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides processing times for all of their application types online (e.g., study permit, work permit, temporary resident visa). Become familiar with this page and check it frequently, as it is updated weekly. Read more >