Please note that the information below is general information and can be subject to modifications due to COVID-19 restrictions. In these fast-changing times, please consult IRCC and MIFI websites regularly to stay up to date with changes.
Immigration – What Documents Do I Need?
You must have all of the immigration documents listed in the table below BEFORE making any travel plans. All international students are responsible for maintaining valid immigration documents and legal status throughout the duration of their program of studies. It is mandatory to provide the Admissions office with a photocopy of each document the first week of semester for government reporting.
|Document:||1-Term Exchange Student
(Less Than 6 Months)
|2-Term Exchange Student
(More Than 6 Months)
(Undergraduate & Graduate)
|CAQ (Quebec Acceptance Certificate)||No||Yes||Yes|
|TRV (Temporary Resident Visa)
eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)
|Follow this link to find out which one of these visas you need to enter Canada.
*Only U.S. Citizens are exempt from needing an eTA or a TRV.
Don’t forget to join the International Student Services Facebook page!
Study Permit and Immigration Assistance
It is the responsibility of the student to apply for and obtain both the Quebec CAQ and the Canadian Study Permit prior to commencing their studies at Bishop’s. While Bishop’s cannot assist you with this procedure, we work with four organizations that can answer questions and assist you with the process. The four companies are:
Mr. Rick Lamanna – BA (Bishop’s 2002), LL.B, CS* Senior Manager | Fragomen (Canada) Co.
+1 416 504 3486
Campbell Cohen Law Firm, Montreal, Quebec – attorneys and certified immigration consultants.
For more information please visit their websites: www.canadavisa.com and studyhub.canadavisa.com (for international students already in Canada) or contact Ms. Kara Crudo:
Toll Free North America: 1-888-947-9445
iHeartCanada, Toronto, Ontario – licensed Immigration Consultants and Certified Education Counsellors.
For more information please visit their website: www.iheartcanada.ca or contact Mr. Scott Smith:
Telephone (mobile): +1-647-836-8472