Students can now change their choice of university after notifying Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Canadian immigration authorities outlined the procedure to notify Ottawa regarding the changes. This was announced in early July.
As per the IRCC, students need to contact and inform them regarding changing their university. If you have a co-op work permit and you’ve changed post-secondary schools to another co-op program. You also need to change/check the conditions on your study permit.
The services are free of cost for students. However, the IRCC may ask students about their study permits as a confirmation of their student status.
Students will receive the confirmation mail and following that, you must do the needful and confirm your enrollment for IRCC. Also, this will work as a reminder for the IRCC to avoid deportation and denial of work permits in Canada.
Must-Have Information for Notifying IRCC
To inform the IRCC of a change in schools, an international student must have an online account. A study permit number is required which begins with the letter “S” at the top right corner of the permit.
Additionally, students must also have the new school’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number, which can be found on the list of DLIs. This will also include the student’s new student identification number, which is found on the acceptance letter. And the start date of the new school.
However, if the study permit of the students is about to expire, the international student needs to apply for an extension. And remember to restore the status as a student at the same time apply for an extension on a study permit.