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If you plan to study a degree, diploma or certificate program at the University of Windsor, you will need a study permit to study in Canada. You may need to have a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) as well as a study permit, depending on your citizenship. Your eTA or TRV will be issued to you at the same time as your study permit. You do not need to apply separately or to pay an additional fee.

You can apply for the study permit at the Canadian visa office for your country, at a Visa Application Centre or online

You should apply for your study permit as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance. The times needed to process your application may vary among visa offices. Check our application processing times for details.

The times needed to process your application may vary among visa offices. Check our application processing times for details.

Social Insurance Number (SIN) 

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs. To apply for a SIN, international students must provide an original work permit or an original study permit states the permit holder "may accept employment". 

Issuance of the Work Permit

  • A work permit under the PGWPP may be issued for the length of the study program, for a maximum of three years. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, which must be a minimum of eight months in duration. For more information on the PGWP and issuance length, please visit the Government of Canada online here.

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