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What students need to study in Canada.

Please know that information provided on this page is referenced directly from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's website and is in no way a legal document. This information may change without notice. Always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most up-to-date information.

International students studying at LCC

If you are an international student, there are several required documents that you need to study in Canada. International Students are responsible for maintaining a valid immigration status and complying with immigration regulations while in Canada.

Do you want to come to Canada, or extend your stay?

Most international students need:

Are you transferring from another college or university?
If you already have a valid study permit from another post-secondary you can use it to study at LCC. Students transferring to LCC are required to update their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) online.


Visitors in Canada
You can apply to study without a study permit if both of the following apply:

  • your studies aren’t part of a longer study program
  • you complete your studies within the amount of time you are approved you to stay in Canada. For most students, this time is less than 6 months.

Do I need a study permit?

Study Permits
All international students in programs longer than 6 months need a valid study permit.

Your study permit is not a visa. It doesn’t let you enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

Study permit information.

Study & Work Permits
LCC's Career Co-op Programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. You can apply for a co-op work permit if:

  • you have a valid study permit
  • work is required to complete your study program in Canada
  • you have a letter from your school that confirms all students in your program need to complete work placements, and
  • your co-op placement or internship totals 50% or less of your study program

Work as a co-op student

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How to apply for a study permit.

Study permit: About the process.

Visa processing times.
Before applying for a program requiring a study or co-op work permit please check current visa processing times.
Check processing times.