Information on this page is taken directly from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s website and is not 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.
What course do I need to take to get a study and work permit?
For ESL, you should take a course for 6 months or longer. International students who want to register for a program longer than 6 months, will need a study permit. For more information about visa processing please see the following link from the IRCC: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada.html
Co-op programs require a study permit with work conditions so you will need to apply for the permit. LCC has an Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation from the Government of BC and are a federally Designated Learning Institution (DLI), so we can host students needing a study permit (DLI # O19279658882).
International students are responsible for maintaining a valid immigration status and complying with immigration regulations while in Canada.
If you are an international student, you need several documents to study in Canada.
Most international students need:
Are you transferring from another college or university?
If you already have a valid study permit from another post-secondary institution, you can use it to study at LCC. Students transferring to LCC are required to update their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) online.
LCC’s Career Co-op Programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. You can apply for a co-op work permit if all of the following apply:
Visitors in Canada
You can apply to study without a study permit if both of the following apply:
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).