Permits, Visas & Status

It is very important for International students who wish to study at BCIT to understand the various types of permits and visas that may be required and what responsibilities that students have that relate to these documents and to immigration policy in Canada. Note that requirements vary by nationality.

Please follow the links below for more information.


Study Permits
Learn who needs a study permit, how to apply for or renew a study permit, and more.

Entering Canada
Find out what documents you may need and more about entering Canada.

Academic Status
What is considered to be a full-time or part-time course load at BCIT.

Co-op Work Permits
A co-op work permit is required for all programs with a mandatory work component.

Post-Graduation Work Permits
Understand if you may be able to stay in Canada and work after graduating.