Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

The Government of Canada announced changes for international students and Canadian post-secondary institutions. The changes include:

  • A cap on the number of study permits for 2024 and 2025. Each province will receive a specific cap.
  • A new provincially issued Attestation letter will be required to accompany your initial study permit application to the IRCC.
  • Spouses of new undergraduate international students will no longer be eligible for spousal open work permits.

Will these changes affect current students?
The caps will not impact current study permit holders or study permit renewals (extensions). Spouses of current students are not affected by the change spousal open work permits.

Will Post-Graduate Work Permits (PGWP) be available for international students at Bow Valley College?
Bow Valley College students will still be eligible for a PGWP. Bow Valley College certificates and post diploma certificates are eligible for 1-year PGWP and diplomas and advanced diplomas are eligible for 3-year PGWP.

What changes in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) programs will impact students at Bow Valley College?
These changes will not impact Bow Valley College because it is a public institution and does not operate any PPP programs.

What is an attestation letter?
An attestation letter is a supporting document from the province or territory where the student plans to study. Bow Valley College will request the attestation letter from the Government of Alberta and forward to you. You will need this attestation letter to apply for your study permit with IRCC. For more information, visit: Study permit: Get the right documents -

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