You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and obeying immigration regulations during your stay in Canada.
Check your primary immigration documents - passport, study permit, and (if applicable), your Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) - to make sure they're accurate and valid. Enter your expiration dates into the SSC through the Immigration Documents Reminder System so that you can plan to renew them and remain in Canada without interruption.
In most cases, your Canadian immigration documents will not be issued past the expiry date of your passport.
If you extend your study permit (or transition from student status to worker status by applying for a post-graduation work permit), you will need to extend other documents after you receive your new permit. See the table below to help you plan your document extensions.
||When to extend it
||At least 6 months before expiration date
|Study Permit, co-op work permit
||3-4 months before expiration date
|Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)
Before or after the expiration date (depending on travel plans), usually after you extend your study permit or receive a post-graduation work permit.
|BC Services Card (Medical Services Plan)
||Before the expiration date, usually after you extend your study permit or receive a post-graduation work permit
|Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Before the expiration date, usually after you extend your study permit or receive a post-graduation work permit (optional, if you are authorized to work in Canada)