IRCC-related information

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)-related information

Create an IRCC account to manage your applications and account information.

With an IRCC secure account, you can:

  • Start an application with IRCC
  • Submit and pay for your application
  • Check the status of your application
  • Receive and view messages from IRCC
  • Update your designated learning institution (DLI) information

IRCC-related videos

We have created helpful videos to show you how to create an IRCC online account and how to understand your study permit.

Recent updates from IRCC

Learn how IRCC updates affect you.

Restrictions limiting off-campus work hours temporarily lifted (effective November 15, 2022)

Effective November 15, 2022 until December 31, 2023, the restriction limiting off-campus work to a maximum of 20 hours/week has been temporarily lifted. For more information, please refer to:  

Please note: Not all international students in Canada who meet the requirements for off-campus work will be considered eligible to work more than 20 hours under this temporary rule. To be eligible, your initial study permit application or study permit extension application must have been received by IRCC on or before October 7, 2022. For details, please visit Work off campus as an international student, or contact your assigned International Student Advisor (ISA)

Important reminders for international students

  1. As an international student, you are still expected to comply with the conditions of your study permit, actively pursue your program of study, and make reasonable academic progress.
  2. Your studies remain the priority. Make sure you attend classes regularly and submit assignments on time. Failing courses may negatively affect your current eligibility to work, as well as your future eligibility for a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
  3. To benefit from this temporary rule, international students must still meet all the requirements for off-campus work.
  4. Students who have a reduced workload and are therefore considered registered as part-time remain ineligible to work on or off campus. Exception: If you are in your final term of your program and do not require a full course load to complete your program AND you have maintained full-time status for all previous terms.
  5. Students that have elected to take a break from studies are ineligible to work during their break. Exception: If you have completed one program and you have been accepted into a second program. The time between the date of completion of your first program and the start date of your second program must be within 150 days to remain eligible to work.
Post-graduation work permit eligibility requirements: authorized leave documentation

This update may interest students who are planning to take a leave from studies.  

On January 10, 2022, IRCC added new information that affects Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) applications when international students take a leave from their studies.  

What hasn't changed: International students are allowed to take a leave from studies, if such leave is authorized by the college and it isn't longer than 150 days.  

What's new: From now on, PGWP applications will have to include documentation from the college proving authorization for taking the leave in their application.  

For more information, visit Post-graduation work permit eligibility requirements.

Students planning to take a leave from studies must contact their International Student Advisor (ISA) first to find out what steps they need to follow, the implications of taking a leave from studies and what to do if they plan to be away from their studies for more than 150 days.