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Please note that the information provided below is not legal advice and is intended for general information purposes only. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

International students must have a valid status in Canada in order to study at BCIT. By far the most common status in Canada among international students at BCIT is to be a valid study permit holder.

Other common statuses in Canada include:

  • Visitor
  • Work permit holder
  • Refugee
  • Diplomat
  • Permanent resident

It is very important for foreign nationals to maintain a valid status in Canada at all times. This may require you to meet certain conditions or to apply to extend your status document.
For any questions about status in Canada or to provide proof of your status document, please email and include your student ID number.