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). Please see the IRCC’s Work in Canada after you graduate: who can apply web page.

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

Start Online in May 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)

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Submit Your Complete Study Permit Application for the Fall 2021 Semester

If the IRCC receives your complete study permit application by May 15, 2021, you’ll get a decision by August 6, 2021, in time to attend the fall semester.  

The IRCC may not be able to process your application by August 6, 2021, if you’re unable to submit a complete application because of COVID-19 restrictions, such as reduced service at

  • visa application centres (VACs)
  • other providers

If you submit a complete application to the IRCC after May 15, 2021, they will process it as quickly as possible—but you may not get a final decision before the fall semester begins.

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 May 21, 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?

Please see the most recent update from IRCC regarding PGWP eligibility on the Work in Canada after you graduate: who can apply web page.

My program is offered in a blended format and I’m unable to travel to Canada for May 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 May 21, 2021, we can defer your offer to another semester. Deferral requests must be received by May 21, 2021.

What does a full payment include?

2020/21 Fees


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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Deferral Requests

Deferral can be requested on the International Application Portal once your application is in “paid” status. Loyalist College currently accepts one deferral request per application. If you have already been granted a deferral, our Admission Team will close your application and you will be able to apply again.