Most international students need a Study Permit to enjoy the diverse and vibrant education offered in Canadian Institutions of Learning. Each permit has an expiration date depending on your conditions for studies and tenure of the program as you Study in Canada.
You should apply for an extension of your Study Permit, at least 30 days before its expiration if:
Once the permit expires, you lose your status, if you stay in Canada. However, you can restore your status by applying within 90 days of the expiry date.
By ensuring that delays do not occur in the processing of your application by:.
An Open Work Permit doesn’t restrict the holder to providing their services to a particular employer. To be eligible for this permit, you could be:
Dependent family members of a permanent resident applicant, holders of a temporary resident permit, and young workers who are working in a unique program can also apply.
It depends on the type of application being submitted, and the processing time taken at a particular Visa Post or Case Processing Center. Visitor visas can take from one day up to 4 months. Applications for permanent residency can take from one year up to two years (however, there have been some cases with horrific delays of 3-4 years, by visa offices). The following should normally be the service standards and time frames that Citizenship and Immigration Canada usually takes, depending upon different visa posts. It should give you some idea of processing times. Complex cases take longer to process.
The eligibility criterion used to obtain a PR Card (Permanent Resident Card) include: