It can be challenging to navigate a new country’s immigration rules. It is your responsibility to obey immigration regulations and maintain your immigration status while in Canada.

Student visas and study permits

Review How to apply for more information on applying to NorQuest College as an international student.

Once academic and non-academic admission requirements are met, NorQuest College will issue an official letter of admission. You need an official letter of admission to get a study permit or student visa for any program longer than six months.

It takes several months to process study visas. NorQuest College has application deadlines:

Term start Applications open Application deadline
Fall October 1 of the previous year June 30
Winter February 1 of the previous year October 31
Spring/Summer June 1 of the previous year February 28

You will also need to use NorQuest College's Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number on your application.
NorQuest's DLI number is O18795996622.

Contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your home country, or refer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for details on getting student visas.

We are excited that you have chosen NorQuest College as your institution of choice for your studies in Canada. We look forward to your arrival.

Co-op work permits

You may not need a study permit for programs that are less than six months in length. If these programs have a work experience component, you must get a study permit and a co-op work permit before starting your program.

Post-graduation work permits

International students enrolled in online programs or programs that are less than eight months in duration will not be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). Under eligibility requirements for a PGWP, a program of study should be delivered in person and at least eight months in duration, leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for more information about the PGWP and its eligibility requirements.

Working in Canada

Work experience can help you prepare for your career, gain exposure to the Canadian workplace, earn extra money, and form a closer connection to the local community.

There are several types of work you can do in Canada as an international student.