Tutorial: How to amend your study permit with conditions to work in Canada

Step-by-step instructions, required documents, and other important information about applying to amend your study permit

2. Gather your required documents

A document checklist is included on the last page of the [IMM 1436] application form. Check off all the items you are sending in your package and include the document checklist in the package as well.

Download the [IMM 1436] form

Documents you will need

Important: Even though the document checklist indicates you can include either a letter of acceptance or a letter of enrolment; you must include both of these documents.

Letter of acceptance

Include a copy of the UBC acceptance letter provided when you initially applied for your study permit. This will confirm to IRCC that your study permit was issued based on a work-eligible program and that the omission of the proper work conditions from your permit was an error on their part.

Letter of enrolment

This letter is required to explain details about your current studies and help the officer determine your eligibility to work, as well as the remaining time you need to complete your program.

Download your Letter of Enrolment

On the Student Service Centre (SSC) under Grades & Records > Proof of Enrolment Letters. 

Important: If you are amending your study permit to allow you to work on or off campus, the letter you provide from UBC must confirm that you meet UBC’s definition of full-time enrolment for immigration purposes.

Get a Customized Enrolment Letter if you meet any of the following:

  • You are an undergraduate student applying during the summer before you can register for winter courses.
  • You are a graduate student who is on an authrized leave for immigration purposes

To get your Customized Enrolment Letter, contact your academic advisor or graduate staff or advisor. Your letter should include your program, your current status as a student, and your expected completion date.

Make sure you submit both a Letter of Enrolment and Customized Enrolment Letter, if required.


You must provide a scanned copy of the bio-data page (the page with your name, date of birth, passport number, expiry date, etc.). The passport should be the one you used when you applied for your study permit.

Need help scanning your documents? Go to the Irving K. Barber Chapman Learning Commons or International Student Advising.

Government-issued ID

Include a copy of a government-issued or internationally recognized identification that is not your passport. Examples include a National Identity Card, birth certificate, marriage certificate, or driver’s license.

If your document(s) are not in English or French, they must be accompanied by:

  • the English or French translation; and
  • an affidavit from the person who completed the translation; and
  • a certified copy of the original document.

Certified Translators

Original study permit

In order to process your amendment request, you must include your original study permit in your application package.

Keep a clear photocopy on hand in case you need it, as you will no longer have the original.