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Quick Reference Guide for Students — English

Quick Reference Guide for Students — Chinese

Immigration Canada

How to create My CIC Account for online applications

If you want to apply for immigration documents on-line, you must have a My CIC Account. Please refer to the video to create your own My CIC Account account

On-Line Application (Extension of your Study Permit, and Work Permit Off-Campus/Co-op)

If you are applying for co-op permit, it's not specified for co-op work permit. Just choose to be exempted from LMO, job offer and fee payment. And keep saying you are applying for co-op work permit. At the end, just to upload the co-op letter from your co-op office to be the proof for all exemptions.

Application Processing Times

Find out how long the processing time is for your study permit extension, work permit, etc


Citizenship and Immigration Canada Secure Online Services - Online service for study permit renewal, off campus work permit, post graduation work permit and etc.

Applying for a certified true copy, correction, or replacement of an immigration document (IMM 5545)

Use this application to obtain a certified true copy or a replacement copy of most documents issued by Canadian Immigration authorities which contains errors or has been lost, stolen or destroyed

PNP Program

If you are interested in becoming a Canadian citizen after graduation, please check out this opportunity.

Canadian Experience Class

If you are thinking of becoming a Canadian Citizen, please check out this immigration category.

Express Entry - IRCC presentation file

Useful Links for International Students

BC PNP Presentation

Presentation file used at TRU in May 2016.

Entry Visas

Instruction: applying for Entry Visa to Canada through Ottawa

If you are wondering about how to send your visa renewal forms, please refer to this instruction.

U.S. Consulate in Vancouver

If you are planning to travel to the U.S.A...

US Visa online application site

If you want to travel to the USA, please use this link to make an appointment with the American Consulate

Visa Waiver Program (VWP) - Travelling to USA

As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States - Click here for more information

Revenue Canada

International students and Income tax

Throughout this series, we refer to links where you can find more information about the topic being discussed. You can find all of these links, organized by segment, by referring to the Related links page - open it in a separate tab or window and follow along as you watch each video.

Tax packages for all years

Download the forms you need for GST/PST refund

Medical Insurance

Please refer to the following link to submit your medical expenses claim to Guard.Me International Insurance.

Guard.Me Medical Expenses Claim Form

Please refer to the attached sample form to fill in the medical expenses claim from Student Guard if you have one.

Change of Address for MSP

If you are planning to move and want to change your address, please use this on-line form


Greyhound Canada

Are you planning to travel by greyhound bus? Check the schedule and fare here.

Society of Translators and Interpreters

Do you have a foreign document that needs to be translated into English like driver's license ? Please search for the official translator here.

Self Guide for getting bank account and cellphone

Newcomers' Guide

In Your Own Language