Canada's ​International Student Program

UWindsor is helping international students understand the recent changes to Canada’s International Student Program, a set of policies and procedures established by the Canadian government to manage and facilitate the entry and stay of international students in Canada.

Understanding the changes

On January 22, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided new information concerning study permits (also known as student visas) and Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWPs) for international students. This update includes the introduction of a temporary two-year limit on specific international student permit applications, the requirement for a provincial attestation letter for new undergraduate study permit applications, and modifications to the Post-Graduate Work Permit program.

Stay Informed with the Latest IRCC Updates on Study Permits and PGWPs!

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Understanding the changes recently announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) important updates regarding study permits (also known as student visas) and Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWPs) is crucial for your journey in Canada.

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Dive into our ask.UWindsor portal where we’ve tackled many of the common queries about these latest developments.

But remember, the world of immigration rules is always evolving. To keep yourself in the loop with the most current information, make sure to visit ask.UWindsor regularly. Stay informed and ahead of the curve with all the latest news and updates!

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Master's Programs

All Master's Programs are exempt from student permit caps and provincial attestation requirements.

Take your next steps!

Select Level of Study:
Undergraduate
Graduate

Undergraduate

Step 1

UWindsor issues Letter of Acceptance

Step 2

Students confirms offer of admission

Step 3

Students apply for provincial attestation using the letter of acceptance from UWindsor

Step 4

Province processes application

Step 5

Student gets letter of attestation

Step 6

Students apply for Canada student visa using the letter of acceptance from UWindsor and their provincial letter of attestation

Step 7

Student gets visa

Step 8

Student comes to UWindsor to study

Graduate

Step 1

UWindsor issues Letter of Acceptance

Step 2

Students confirms offer of admission

Step 3

Students apply for Canada student visa using the letter of acceptance from UWindsor.

No provincial letter of attestation is required.

Step 4

IRCC processes application

Step 5

Student gets visa

Step 6

Student comes to UWindsor to study