1. Making an Application to IRCC
  2. Useful Links for Students
    1. Studying in Canada
    2. Travel Documents and Travel as a Study Permit Holder
    3. Working in Canada
    4. Other Immigration Issues
    5. Permanent Immigration to Canada (Economic Classes)

Kindly note that the information on this web site does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice, and instead all information, content and material is for general information purposes only. Readers should contact and consult with an authorized immigration representative to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter.  No reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information on this site without first seeking legal advice from an authorized representative in the relevant jurisdiction and with expertise in immigration law.  Only your authorized representative can provide assurances that the information contained herein – and your interpretation of it – is applicable or appropriate to your particular situation. The content and information are provided “as is;” and no representations are made that the content or information is accurate, complete or error-free. Any liability is expressly disclaimed and Carleton University will not be liable for any losses, injuries or damages from the use or reliance on the information or content.

IRCC is the source of official and up-to-date Canadian immigration information and application forms.

  • The IRCC Help Centre is a database of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • The IRCC Client Support Centre is a  toll-free number: +1-888-242-2100 (in Canada only)
    • Listen to pre-recorded information or check application status, anytime
    • Speak to an agent, Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (in any Canadian time zone)

Making an Application to IRCC

Students who need a new study permit, a work permit, or a Temporary Resident Visa usually apply online. The first step is to create an account or to log in if you created an account previously.

Once you log in, the system will ask questions about yourself and what you are applying for. It will use your answers to create an application outline with:

  •   Forms you need to fill out; and
  •  A list of documents you must scan and upload

After you submit an application to IRCC, it is important to check your email and messages in your account frequently. Sometimes IRCC requests additional documents or information and will set a deadline to receive them. If you do not reply in time, your application will probably be refused.

Useful Links for Students

Studying in Canada

Travel Documents and Travel as a Study Permit Holder

Working in Canada

Other Immigration Issues

Permanent Immigration to Canada (Economic Classes)