Announcement regarding study permit applications by foreign students for the fall 2021 semester
 
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Announcement regarding study permit applications by foreign students for the fall 2021 semester

May 7, 2021 – The Government of Canada announced on its website, on April 28, that foreign students who submit a complete study permit application by May 15, 2021, will receive a decision by August 6, 2021, which will give them enough time to respect the mandatory quarantine before the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Foreign students who wish to study in one of Québec’s recognized educational institutions in fall 2021 and who have not yet obtained their Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ – Québec Acceptance Certificate) can submit the proof of receipt of their online application for temporary selection for studies when presenting their study permit application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The study permit application will then be processed by the IRCC and put on hold pending a decision, until the CAQ has been issued. Foreign students must make sure to submit their CAQ to the IRCC to finalize their file.

Study permit applications submitted after May 15 will be processed by the IRCC. However, there is no guarantee that the IRCC will render a decision before August 6, 2021, for these applications.

Please note that this measure does not pertain to foreign students who are already residing in the territory and who wish to have their study authorization extended.

The MIFI encourages people who wish to come and study in Québec for the fall 2021 semester to submit an application for temporary selection for studies as soon as possible and to include all of the documents required on Arrima. Please remember that the MIFI’s commitment in its Déclaration de services à la clientèle is 20 business days if all of the supporting documents have been submitted on Arrima.

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