As an international student in Canada applying to university, you must apply for a study permit from the government of Canada – even if you already have a valid study permit to attend high school in Canada. You can use your Letter of Admission to start your study permit application. For more information on immigration and application requirements, consult the Government of Canada website. Please note that the study permit application process can take up to three months to complete, so you should start well in advance of your program start date.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced new regulations for international students effective June 1, 2014. Please visit University of Alberta International's Citizenship and Immigration Canada Changes page for detailed information.