1. Continue Your Learning with the ISSO!
    1. How to Self-Enroll in Our Brightspace Courses
  2. Application Guides
  3. Applying for a Study Permit Videos

Continue Your Learning with the ISSO!

The ISSO’s online learning environment helps you learn about immigration topics and obtain guidance on the most common student applications at your own pace.

Use our online resources to familiarize yourself with key immigration concepts, get answers to common immigration-related questions, and take charge of your future as an international student.

The ISSO recommends you complete the Study Permit Secrets course before or during your first semester as a Carleton University student, to help you understand and comply with your responsibilities  as a study permit holder.

How to Self-Enroll in Our Brightspace Courses

  1. Click on the button below
  2. Log into Brightspace
  3. In the “Discover” tab, search for the course title
  4. Click “Enroll”
  5. Click the “Open Course” button

Application Guides

For the most common immigration applications, our detailed guides are a good place to start:

Applying for a Study Permit Videos

The ISSO’s immigration advising team provides some tips for newly admitted students applying for a study permit before coming to Canada.

Part One: Get Ready

Part Two: Supporting Documents

Important Updates Concerning Supporting Documents in 2024

  • Your Letter of Acceptance will be automatically validated by Carleton University after you submit your application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • A Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) is  required in addition to the Letter of Acceptance for most undergraduate students. Master’s degree students and PhD students don’t need a PAL; nor do students who are applying for a study permit as an extension of status within Canada. PALs are provided in Carleton 360 to students who accept their offer of admission. Find additional information about PALs in International Admissions 2024 Study Permit FAQs.
  • The minimum financial requirement for a study permit application has been increased for 2024. You should be able to show that you have available funds to pay for your estimated tuition for your first year plus $20,635 CDN for living expenses (for a single student). The amount for living expenses will be adjusted in each subsequent year.

Part Three: Personal Information, Submitting and Fees

Part Four: Write a Study Plan