Immigration Information and Resources

The Immigration Advising Team (IAT) is hosting Study Plan Workshops throughout the Winter 2024 semester. These workshops are designed for newly admitted international students to Memorial University who are preparing their study permit application.  

By attending the workshop, participants will be able to describe the importance of a study plan, identify eight elements of a strong study plan, list six common mistakes made in study plans, identify three resources that can help in the writing of a study plan and write a strong introductory paragraph.

Workshops will take place every second Monday from January 15, 2024 to April 22, 2024 from 10:30am to 1pm NL time. Students must register in order to attend a workshop. Registration link and information are available on the IAT Website. Any questions, please email  

If proof of tuition payment is needed for your study permit application, follow these steps:

  1. Check Visa Specific Instructions or SDS requirements
  2. Calculate one year tuition fees from Admission Letter
    1. Undergraduate students, refer to page 2 of admission letter
    2. Graduate students, refer to Minimum Expense Form
  3. Pay fees as per Methods of Payment
  4. Email to request receipt
  • As an international student, it is important to understand the conditions placed on you as per the conditions of your study permit as laid out in the Immigration, Refugee and Protection Act and Regulations. 
  • The institution must report on your enrollment status as part of the DLI Compliance Report process
  • If you are seeking to take a leave from studies, withdraw from your program or make a change in your enrollment status (ex. change from full time to part time), it is important that you understand both the academic and immigration impacts. As a condition of your study permit, you are required to actively pursue your studies. Leaves and withdrawals may be an option under exceptional circumstances. Make sure you understand both the academic and immigration impacts of a change in your enrollment status.
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  • It is important that you not let your study permit expire. Your TRV is only needed to seek entry to Canada and can be expired if you do not need to enter Canada.
  • Ensure you obtain the appropriate letter (letter must include expected completion date) for study permit extension and/or TRV application 
    • For instruction on requesting enrollment letters for graduate students, click here.
    • For instructions on requesting enrollment letters for undergraduate students, click here.
  • If you applied to extend your study permit prior to expiry and you remain in Canada, you have maintained status while your application is in process. Maintained status may authorize you to continue to study and work.
  • If you have not applied to extend prior to expiry, your status has expired. You may be eligible to restore your status. If this is your situation, you must stop studying and working. 
  • Attend our information sessions, book an appointment or email us with questions. Our team of Immigration Advisors can guide you through the process. 
    * TRV is only needed to enter Canada. It cannot be applied for at the same time as your study permit extension. You must first renew your study permit and then you can apply for a TRV from inside of Canada based on holding a valid study permit.

If you have recently become a Permanent Resident or have been recognized as a Convention Refugee, see the process to request a Change in your Fee status at Memorial University.

  • We advise on Canadian immigration documents. If you have questions about your passport or will need to renew your passport while you are in Canada, connect with your home country’s government or their representative (embassy, consulate, high commission) in Canada. 
  • Upon completion of your program, you may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP).
  • To apply for a PGWP, you will need a letter of completion. If you have been notified that you are eligible to graduate then you can request a letter to confirm this in order to apply for your PGWP
  • In addition to your letter of completion, you will also need to provide a copy of your transcript. 
  • If you have not been continuously full time throughout your program of study, it can impact PGWP eligibility. 
    • The IAT may be able to provide you with a letter to support your PGWP application to help explain a part time semester or gap in studies. To inquire, you must  for one on one consultation.
  • Attend our information sessions, book an appointment or email us with questions. Our team of Immigration Advisors can guide you through the process. 


  • As a recent graduate, there may be opportunities for you to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. The Immigration Advising Team does not advise on permanent residency, but we encourage you to review these available PR resources on our website.
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