Applying to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada - Student
Proof of financial support while you study in Canada:
You must prove you have enough money (in Canadian funds) to support yourself while you study in Canada. This can include:
- a bank statement or a letter from a Canadian bank showing how much money you have in your bank account (must indicate your name and the account number);
- a copy of the letter giving the details about your scholarship or Canadian-funded educational program (such as a CIDA program);
- a letter from a person (describe the relationship to you) who is giving you financial help, explaining the arrangements made for your expenses. (This information is protected under the Privacy Act and cannot be released to a third party without your sponsor’s consent.)
Persons and their family members whose refugee claim has been sent to the Refugee Division do not have to give proof of financial support.
Family members of foreign students and temporary workers who need a study permit to attend primary or secondary school, do not need to show proof of financial support.
When is a medical examination required?
If you are requesting a work permit to allow you to work in a designated occupation, such as the field of health services or with children, you must complete and pass a medical exam before you submit your application for a work permit. Examples of designated occupations include hospital staff, clinical laboratory workers, patient attendants in nursing and geriatric homes, and medical students admitted to attend Canadian universities. Find out more by checking the Medical examination requirements for temporary residents.
If you want to work in agricultural occupations, a medical examination will be needed if you have visited or lived in a designated country or territory for more than six months during the past year. Check the list of designated countries or territories.
Note: When medical results are submitted up-front, routine cases benefit from faster processing since we do not have to request them at a later date. This is done at your own cost and does not influence the final decision on your application. If you choose to have an upfront medical exam, you must submit proof that you completed the medical examination with your application. Failure to do so may result in processing delays.