Foreign Nationals who are in Canada with valid temporary status can apply on-line for an extension
Updated: Apr 4
Temporary residents such as visitors, workers, students who are currently in Canada are able to apply to extend their status online, if they need to extend their status.
A temporary resident who has applied to extend their status is allowed to remain in Canada until a decision is made on their new application, even if their initial status expires while they are waiting for that decision. This is called implied status. They should not travel to a port of entry (POE) to apply directly to a border services officer. Travelling to a POE from inside Canada for the purpose of getting immigration services is not considered essential travel, and they will not receive these services.