There are three main categories of people in Canada: citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents. International students, foreign workers, and visitors are all temporary residents.
As an international student, there are a number of documents you need to study in Canada. You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and complying with immigration regulations while you're here.
Most international students at UBC require:
- Passport: Applications can take up to 3 months, so apply as soon as possible
- Study permit: All international students in programs longer than 6 months need a valid study permit
- Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
- Documentation for your family: If your family is coming with you to Canada, make sure they have the immigration documentation they need.