Do you need to extend your study permit? Take the following steps as soon as possible:
If this happens, you will no longer be allowed to study and will have to ask for a restoration of your status.
See the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada site for more information on how to apply for an extension of your permit.
Remember to also renew the immigration documents for your family (partner and children).
Ensure that your Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) covers the extended period of your intended stay. Renew it well in advance, so that you can apply for an extension of your study permit before the current one expires.
Biometric data is valid for 10 years. Use the tool to find out if your biometric data is still valid.
An application for extension in the case of an unchanged study program requires the submission of attestation of credits accumulated and in progress, not an admission letter.
Step 1: Log in or create your MyCIC account by clicking “Continue to Sign-In Partner” or “Continue to GCKey.”
Forgot your sign-in details? You can create a new account by using one of these two ways to sign in.
Step 2: Click on “Apply to come to Canada”.
Step 3: The system will take you through a series of questions.
The form that students complete to request this type of document should look like the one below, even if they need less than 6 months to complete their study program.
Step 4: Once you get to the end of the questionnaire, upload the required documents. You will be asked for a designated learning institution number for HEC Montréal. This number is O19359011058. You do not have to sign the IMM5709 form.
Step 5: Within 24 hours you will receive a confirmation of your request in the “My messages” section of your MyCIC account.
Provide the Registrar’s Office with this confirmation, either by uploading a copy to HEC en ligne or bringing it to the Zone Info.
Once you have applied for an extension, you could have, if need be, what is called implied status. This would give you the possibility to stay and study in Canada until a decision is made.
Don’t leave Canada before receiving your new study permit. Doing so could cause problems at customs. For more information, consult the Government of Canada Help Centre.