Study Permit Guide

Travel information

Students are responsible for checking additional travel requirements through the below webpages.
• Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Study permit: Prepare for arrival -
• Travel Canada - Home
• Canada Border Services Agency
Information for international students (
* If you're traveling with minor children, please check for details here.

Webinars for International Students

Join our in-house Immigration Specialist and International Learners Advisors, to learn the latest information on travelling to Canada, Work Permits & Working Off Campus, PGWP and more topics. Click here for all webinars schedule and links to register!


Review your Plan

  • Ensure your medical exam is up to date according to IRCC guidelines.
  • Review all travel information, to understand how to prepare for your trip, if you are approved to travel to Canada.

** If you are an international student who is travelling with family members to Canada, it is important to understand the different factors involved with enrolling your children into school. Please review this document for more information.

For questions on planning for your arrival to Calgary, please book an appointment with an International Learner Advisor.

Book an Appointment


Study Permit Application and Refund Policy

If you don't submit before July 22, 2024, one of the following:

  • Proof of a refusal letter
  • Proof of study permit approval
  • Deferral Request

You will not be eligible for a refund of the confirmation deposit.

If you don't start your program or drop your courses by September 12, 2024.

You will not be eligible for a refund of the tuition and fees paid.

Check important dates for international students here.

Important Reminders

Travel window date

There is no set time frame for you to arrive in Canada before you begin your studies. You should just arrive to give yourself a reasonable amount of time to prepare before you start studying. You are not allowed to work on or off campus until you begin your studies in Canada. Students will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that they have the means to support themselves as a temporary resident in Canada. Check more here.

Please note: no tuition refunds after the add/drop deadline.

Housing options

Bow Valley College does not offer on or off-campus housing, however we offer a list of resources for housing options.

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  • If you anticipate applying for a student loan, your payment will be refunded to you based on your loan award once your funding has been received by BVC.

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