Do you know that you are the only person at Carleton who knows the date that your study permit expires? (If you don’t know it, then go check the date right now and set up a reminder notice on your phone!)  

If you won’t finish your program of study by then, you will be able to renew (or extend) your study permit so that you can stay in Canada and continue to study without interruption. The ISSO’s immigration advising team will give you all the help you need to get your new permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  

  But when should you do this, in relation to the expiry date on your current study permit? 

  • 6 months before?– This rather early, but sometimes there are good reasons to start this soon.
  • 3 months before?– This is the ISSO’s very general guideline.
  • 1 month before?– This is what IRCC’s website says, but it’s advice, not a rule. 
  • 1 day before?– This is possible, but not usually the best idea. 
  • Within 90 days after?– This is the only answer that isnoA surprising number of students believe they have an “extra 90 days” that don’t exist. You should renew your study permit before the expiry date, without fail! 

Want to talk about what’s best for you? Drop in to one of the Immigration Q&A sessions on Microsoft Teams or email the team: