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Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here's what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits
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IRCC’s approved Designated Learning Institutions list
(Additional documents may be required):
From Humber: Request via your MyHumber Account (Student Records section)
IRCC requirement: additional documents may be required
(requires completion of eligibility questionnaire AND creating a MyCIC account)
Create a MyCIC Account (required for online applications)
Courier package to:
6212 - 55th Avenue, Unit 101
A Study Permit is required for anyone studying in Canada for longer than six months. Since most Humber programs are one year in length, this becomes a mandatory requirement for most international students.
Processing times for study permits vary from country to country. You should allow at least one or two months of processing time but be aware that processing may take even longer in some countries.
Check study permit processing times on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website.
At the Canadian port of entry, please show the officer the letter of introduction you received from the embassy for your study permit. When presented with your study permit, you should check that the information listed is correct.
When you arrive at Humber, you should meet with an international student advisor before the first day of class so they can check your documents (study permit and passport), take requisite photocopies, and ensure that your documents are in order.
If you need to make changes to the conditions or length of your study permit, you may do so via the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website.
Due to unpredictable processing times, students should check the IRCC website for current processing times 3 months prior to the expiration of their study permit.
Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay Or Remain In Canada As A Student (IMM5709)
Designated Learning Institution #:
CIC Call Centre #:
It is important that you possess a valid study permit; a study permit gives you status in Canada. If your study permit will expire within the 90 days following the completion of your program, you should extend it because you will not receive proof of program completion for approximately five to six weeks after your final semester.
As per the June 1, 2014 regulations your permit will become invalid 90 days after the completion of your program regardless of the stated expiry date.
What if my study permit expires?
Do I need to notify Canada Immigration if I change post-secondary institutions?
Yes. Log on to your MyCIC account; under the "What would you like to do today"? click on "Transfer from DLI#”. If the IRCC website does not permit you to complete the form use the IRCC web form http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp to notify them of the change in school.
Can I work off-campus?
How do I obtain a SIN number?
Social insurance numbers are issued by Service Canada. Take passport, study permit, work permit (if necessary) and confirmation of enrolment letter https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/before-applying.html
If I graduated from a Canadian secondary/high school can I use the same study permit?
NO. You must apply and receive a study permit for post-secondary studies before you can commence your studies.
What do I use for proof of a medical?
If you underwent a medical by an IRCC affiliated doctor overseas upload your e-medical form if you have one or write a letter of explanation listing the date, city, country, doctor or clinic you went to. You can also call the IRCC Call Centre for other options to demonstrate proof.
Please note: if you have further questions: attend a study permit workshop or contact an International Student Advisor.
What is a UCI?
UCI is your "Unique Client Identifier" or "Client ID" an 8 or 10 digit number found near the top of your study permit.
I am applying for….?
Select "An initial study permit or extension of study permit".
What if I don’t have a family name?
If you do not have a family name on your passport enter your given name(s) in this box and leave the given name box blank.
Current country of residence "from" and "to" date?
"From" is the date you entered Canada; "To" is the date your study permit expires.
What is a designated language testing agency?
IELTS, CELPIP or TEF; answer "yes" even if your results have expired.
What is my Street No.?
"Street no." refers to "house number".
What is a P.O. Box?
A locked box that you can rent from the Post Office.
Which e-mail address?
Use an email address you check frequently; check your junk/spam folders for messages.
What is meant by original entry date to Canada?
The first time you came to Canada; if you came to Canada prior to studying you would enter that date and place (airport or land border).
Where can I find my document number?
Your document number appears on the upper right hand corner of your study permit; generally it is one alpha letter followed by 9 numbers, e.g. F310234567.
What should enter for my "duration of expected study"?
"From" is the date you are completing the form; "To" is the completion date of your studies + 90 days allowing you sufficient time to receive your final grades and apply for a post-graduation work permit.
How do I respond to the "Education" question?
Answer "yes"; type in Humber’s information unless you earned a higher credential from another school; under "field and level of study" answers both portions of this question.
If I’ve never worked what should I enter under the "employment" section?
If you have never been employed, type that you are a student and include Humber’s information; if you are, or have been employed in the past include that information here including any employment in your home country.
Do I need to complete the "Background Information” section?
This is a mandatory section. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions you need to provide an explanation.
How do I sign the application form?
If you are submitting an online application type your name in the signature section; for paper applications you must physically sign documents.
When I validated the form a series of red boxes appeared, what do I do?
The red boxes indicate that you have either neglected to complete a field or the formatting of the answer is incorrect. Make the correction(s), validate again and save the document. Once the system confirms the application is okay a sixth page filled with bar codes will appear, this is part of your application and needs to be submitted.
If you have further questions: attend a study permit workshop or contact an International Student Advisor.