Immigration: what you need to know as an international student

As an international student in Canada, it is your responsibility to know and understand the terms and conditions of your stay here. You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and complying with immigration regulations while you're here.

In order to travel to and legally stay in Canada, it is essential that you familiarize yourself with immigration laws, regulations and requirements, and stay updated on any changes. Laws on immigration are always subject to change. Please refer to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website to ensure you have current information.

On the following pages, you will find information relevant to you during different stages of your time as international student:

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Immigration processes take time. Familiarize yourself with application processing times for different permits and start early.

Visiting Research Students
Are you enrolled at an institution in another country, but planning to visit the University of Manitoba to do research? If so, please click here for information specific to your immigration situation.

IMPORTANT: New entry requirements to Canada coming into effect. Learn more here.