If your immigration status changes after your initial application to this university, you will have to submit official documentation in order to have your status changed.
All documents should be submitted to Student Connect.
Change status to Permanent Resident of Canada
The official Confirmation of Permanent Residence form must be completed and signed by an immigration official in order for your citizenship status to be updated.
The original Confirmation of Permanent Residence form or Permanent Resident card that was issued from Citizenship and Immigration Canada will need to be copied and certified by the Office of the Registrar.
The form/card may be brought in to Student Connect and a certified photocopy of the official form/card will be made and will be kept in your student file. Once your documents have been received and approved by the Office of the Registrar, your citizenship record will be updated. If you are a registered student in the current term your International Differential Fees will be removed for the current term and on an ongoing basis.
Change status to Canadian Citizen
You must bring in your original Certificate of Canadian Citizenship and/or Canadian Passport to Student Connect. A certified photocopy of this certificate will be made for your student file and your student record will be updated.
Change status to Convention Refugee or Person in Need of Protection in Canada
You will need to bring your original Notice of Decision or Status Verification documentation to Student Connect. Once your documents have been received and approved by the Office of the Registrar, your citizenship record will be updated. If you are a registered student in the current term your International Differential Fees will be removed for the current term and on an ongoing basis.
Certified True Copy
If you are requesting a citizenship status change by mail, provide a Certified True Copy of the original documentation. A Certified True Copy is a photocopy of the original document attested to by a Guarantor. Faxed copies of the documentation are not acceptable.
Your Guarantor cannot be a relative and must be in one of the following groups:
• Minister of Religion
• Signing Officer of a banking institution
• Legal professional (including a Police Officer)
• University instructor
• Teacher or School Principal
• Person occupying a senior administrative position at a university or community college
• Medical professional
• Professional Accountant or Engineer
Your Guarantor's name, position, and original signature must appear on the photocopy of your documentation, as well as the date signed, if you are presenting it as a Certified True Copy.
No immigration status changes will be completed without the supporting documentation noted above.
If you are a graduate student, your immigration status change must be done through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.