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Can I re-enter Canada with extended study permit?

AlphaToad

Newbie
Jul 23, 2020
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I am physically in Canada but my visa and study permit is expiring, so I wonder if I can re-enter Canada with an new study permit.
The IRCC website says this “If you’re an international student who has a valid study permit, or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, you’re exempt from the travel restrictions”. This is pretty vague, I think the “on or before March 18” clause applies to first-timers only.
People are saying different things on this rule, e.g.,


The UBC says it is okay to re-enter Canada with a new study permit, but USasks says the opposite. I asked UofT’s immigration advisor, who told me I can’t enter Canada with a new study permit.

Anyone has any experience on this problem?
 

co2020

Hero Member
May 31, 2020
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Why not ask cic directly. When I was in school, half of the things my school told me were incorrect. I always get first hand info from cic. Give them a call.
 

meister

Star Member
Nov 5, 2019
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It's up to the border office to let you in or not irrespective of what is written online. You need to prove that you need to be physically present in Canada to complete your course such as lab or practical work.
 

AlphaToad

Newbie
Jul 23, 2020
4
0
Why not ask cic directly. When I was in school, half of the things my school told me were incorrect. I always get first hand info from cic. Give them a call.
Thanks! I’ll give them a call tomorrow. Do they answer to questions?
 

AlphaToad

Newbie
Jul 23, 2020
4
0
It's up to the border office to let you in or not irrespective of what is written online. You need to prove that you need to be physically present in Canada to complete your course such as lab or practical work.
Yea but I’m afraid I‘ll be denied boarding lol. I can say I’m a TA so I need to host office hours to the officer, that shouldn’t be a problem, but the vague wording from the website really frightens me.