Students require a valid study permit for the duration of their studies at Coquitlam College. A valid study permit allows students to stay in the country while they complete their studies. Students can obtain or renew their study permit from the Government of Canada Citizenship and Immigration.
Students who need to extend their stay in Canada must complete the Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada. Students should apply for renewal at least 30 days before their current permit expires. Students can request a study permit renewal letter from the Coquitlam College Administration Office. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Coquitlam College is a designated learning institution with the Government of Canada Citizenship and Immigration. Our Designated Learning Institution number (DLI#) is O19244321962. Students need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI#) on their application form.
For more information or to renew your study permit, please visit Citizenship & Immigration Canada website.
Counsellors are available every day to help students with course selection, career planning and confidential personal matters.
Coquitlam College international students registered in the Associate of Arts Degree Program are eligible to participate in the Off-Campus Work Permit Program. Students are able to work off-campus up to 20 hours per week while studying and are allowed to work full-time between semesters.
In order to qualify for the Off-Campus Work Permit Program, Coquitlam College students must meet the following criteria:
For further details on how to apply, please visit the Government of Canada Off-Campus Work Permit.
The Study Direct Stream (SDS) provides a streamlined study permit application process for
students with English language abilities who will enter directly into their program of study at an
eligible Canadian college or university. In place of most financial documents, qualifying
applicants must submit a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian
To qualify, you must:
Submit a Letter of Acceptance from an eligible Canadian college or university,
Submit evidence of English language abilities:
o Submit an IELTS test result form showing average 6 or higher, OR
o Submit a TEF test result form showing score of B2/level 4
o Submit a Canadian high school diploma from a recognized Canadian curriculum
high school in China, OR
o Submit transcripts showing completion of two years of a Canadian curriculum
post-secondary university 2+2 program
Submit a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial
Undergo a medical examination before submitting your application, AND
Use a Visa Application Centres to submit your application.