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 an international student in a high school in Canada, you must apply for a study permit to study at a post-secondary institution preferably from inside Canada before your current study permit expires and as soon as you receive the offer of acceptance from the University. If you can’t stay in Canada for your application to be processed, you have to submit your study permit application from your country of citizenship/residence.
Please note that it is illegal to study at the university with a high school study permit.
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 CIC via their MyCIC 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.