A passport is an official document issued by the government of your country of citizenship, certifying your identity and citizenship. Your passport is to be used when traveling to and from foreign countries. Passports normally have an expiration date, after which they cannot be used for identification or travel purposes.
It’s a good idea to keep photocopies of all your important documents (including your credit cards, passport, immigration documents, bank information, and health insurance cards) in a safe place in case the originals are lost or stolen.
You are responsible for keeping track of the expiry date of your passport, as well as contacting your country’s consulate or embassy in Canada for instructions on how to extend or get a new passport. Processing times differ by country. In general, you should plan to apply for a new passport at least 6 months before it expires.
Your study permit, temporary resident visa (TRV), and any other document from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will not be issued past the expiry date of your passport. You must extend your passport before it expires, then extend your study permit and/or work permit before your permit expires.