This page is for current international students who need to renew their Study Permit, Temporary Resident Visa, and eTA. If you are applying for a Co-op/Internship/Practicum Work Permit and Post-Graduation Work Permit, you may also use the guides listed on this page. Note: the guides are only for in-Canada online applications.

If you are applying from outside Canada, you must follow the instructions outlined in the Immigration Refugees and Citizneship Canada (IRCC) website: www.cic.gc.caNote: required application forms and supporting documents by IRCC may vary from country to country. Make sure you are following the instructions provided by your country’s Local Visa Application Centre.

IMPORTANT: Before submitting your online application, send your documents to your International Student Advisor, Kay Balite for review.

For any questions related to your student immigration permits, please contact Kay Balite directly by email, kay.balite@msvu.ca or by phone: 902-457-6488.

Kay Balite is certified by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) as a 
Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor. RISIA ID #: S715245.

                

How do I get my Enrolment Letter and Transcripts to renew my Study Permit and Temporary Resident Visa/entry visa?

For the enrolment letter, fill out the Letter Request Form and email it to registration@msvu.ca.
Note: When filling out the form, you must choose both options:

  • Confirmation of Enrolment Letter
  • and Visa Letter.

For unofficial transcripts, you can download a PDF copy through MyMount. Guide to Downloading Unofficial MSVU Transcript from MyMount. Due to limited services, you may submit an unofficial transcript that is issued by MSVU.

For official transcripts, fill out the Transcript Request Form and email it to transcripts@msvu.ca.

I want to apply for my Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). How can I get my Eligibility to Graduate Letter and Transcripts?

For the Eligibility to Graduate Letter, you have to fill out the Letter Request Form and email it to registration@msvu.ca.

NOTE: When filling out the form, you must check both options:

  • Eligibility to Graduate
  • and write “Post-Graduation Work Permit” beside the Other option box.

For unofficial transcripts, you can download a PDF copy through MyMount. Guide to Downloading Unofficial MSVU Transcript from MyMount. Due to limited services, you may submit an unofficial transcript that is issued by MSVU.

For official transcripts, fill out the Transcript Request Form and email it to transcripts@msvu.ca.

I have now completed my program of study. When can I begin working full-time?

Provided that you have the permission to work off-campus as a condition on your Study Permit, you must continue to only work part-time until you receive your Eligibility to Graduate Letter/program completion letter from the Registrar’s Office. Once you receive your completion letter, you cannot work until you meet all the requirements listed below.

IMPORTANT: Your study permit must be valid during this period. If your study permit expires before receiving your program completion letter, you must stop working the day the study permit expires.

After you complete your study program, you need to meet all the requirements listed below to work full-time.

  • You applied for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) before your study permit expired.
  • You were already able to work off campus during your studies.
  • You are waiting for a decision on your PGWP application.

How can I get my Co-op/Internship/Practicum Letter?

For  students studying Business Administration (Bachelor’s degree and Diploma), Tourism and Hospitality (Bachelor’s degree and Diploma) and Public Relations, please email co-op@msvu.ca to get your letter.

For undergraduate students studying Applied Human Nutrition or Child & Youth Studies, please contact the Administrative Assitant of your department. You can find their contact information on the Mount’s Contact Us page.

For graduate students who are required to complete a practicum/projects class, please email our Associate Registrar, Ms. Stephanie Hale at stephanie.hale@msvu.ca.

Can I work off-campus? How many hours can I work off-campus?

During the academic year (Spetember-April) you are only permitted to work off-campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

During the summer months (May-August), you are permitted to work more than 20 hours week.

You must meet the following requirements before you can begin or continue to work off-campus in Canada:

  • you have started your academic program;
  • you were a full-time student in the semester prior to your work start date;
  • you are returning as a full-time student, unless it’s your final semester;
  • and have the permission to work off-campus as a condition on your Study Permit.

IMPORTANT: some exemptions may apply. View complete details on working full-time and off-campus.

Note: you are allowed to work on-campus and off-campus at the same time. You may work on-campus (no limit on hours) plus, you can work off-campus but only for a maximum of 20 hours a week between September to April. For example: on-campus job as a research assitant working 8 hours a week, plus an off-campus job in a restaurant for 15 hours a week.

Still unsure about your situation? Email your International Student Advisor, Kay Balite (RISIA ID #: S715245), kay.balite@msvu.ca.

I am not eligible to work off-campus. Can I work on-campus?

If you are not eligible to work off-campus, you may be able to work on-campus (no limit on hours)  if you meet the following requirements:

  • you are registered as a full-time student;
  • you have a valid Study Permit;
  • and you have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN).

If you need one-on-one advising, please book an appointment with your International Student Advisor.