Canada Study Permit News


Studying at Loyalist College just became easier due to new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) processes.

Here’s What You Need To Know

After you apply for your study permit, any time spent studying online from outside Canada now counts toward the length of a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP).

For this time to count, you must

  • complete at least 50% of your program in Canada (until April 30, 2021)
  • start, or have started, your program by April 30, 2021

You will not have time deducted from the length of your PGWP for studies you complete outside Canada until April 30, 2021. 

For additional details, visit the IRCC’s International Students website.

Start Online in January 2021

Begin your journey at Loyalist in four easy steps:

Step 1: Pay your fee deposit

Step 2: Apply for a study permit

Step 3: Upload your Canada Immigration documents (International Application Portal)

Step 4: Click ‘visa received’ on your offer (International Application Portal)

Have questions? Contact

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have my study permit approved before I start studying online with Loyalist College?

Students can begin their studies within their home country after uploading their proof of application to the portal.

Do I need to have my study permit approved before travelling to Loyalist College?

Yes. You will not be able to start classes on campus without an approved study permit. Eligible students are required to complete a 14 day self-isolation under supervision of Loyalist College.  Please see:  Travel to Canada

Can I withdraw my application?

Students have until January 25, 2021 to withdraw their application from Loyalist College. After this date, additional fees will apply.

Will I be completing my entire program online, in my home country?

No, students must complete at least 50% of their program in Canada to be eligible for a PGWP. For additional details, visit the IRCC’s International Students website.

My program is offered in a blended format and I’m unable to travel to Canada for January 2021. What should I do?

If your program is to be delivered in a blended format, you will still need to travel to Canada to study as some class work must be done in person. Should you be unable to travel and quarantine (14 days in Canada) by January 25, 2021, we can defer your offer to another semester. Deferral requests must be received by January 25, 2021.

What does a full payment include?

2020/21 Fees


Year One**

– Two Semesters
(Fall Start)

Year One**

– Two Semesters
(Winter Start)

Year One**

– One Semester 
(Spring Start)

Year Two

– Two Semesters

Year Three

– Two Semesters







Full-Time Ancillary Fees






Health Insurance for one calendar year (mandatory)












For a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies, download the 2020 – 2021 Ancillary Fee Schedule for full-time students.

*Fees as stated are subject to change.
**Please note: Once finalized, tuition and fees for years two and three of a program will be reflected on a student’s myFees page in the myLoyalist portal.

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