If you have received an offer of admission to the University of Toronto, you must apply for your study permit from outside Canada before travelling to Canada to study. Your Study permit may allow you to work on and off-campus when you are a full-time registered student.
Coming to U of T from a Canadian High School?
If you are moving from a Canadian high school to the University and have a valid study permit, you don’t need to change or apply for a new study permit. However, if your study permit is about to expire, you have to apply to extend it 30 to 60 days prior to the expiry date of the permit. You cannot attend classes with an expired study permit unless you apply to renew it before it expires.
Transferring to U of T from another Canadian Post-Secondary Institution?
If you have a valid study permit for post-secondary education, you can transfer between programs and institutions without applying for a new study permit. However, you must inform Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) via their IRCC account when transferring between designated learning institutions.
Are you a Citizen or Permanent Resident of USA, Greenland and ST. Pierre and Miquelon?
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of the USA, a resident of Greenland and ST. Pierre and Miquelon, you have the option to apply for your study permit upon your arrival at the Canadian port of entry (international airports in Canada or major US/Canada border crossings) as along as a complete paper application is provided to the immigration authorities and the application fee is paid directly at the border. Check if you require a medical exam and undergo the exam before travelling to Canada.