Foreign Nationals who are in Canada with valid temporary status can apply on-line for an extension
Updated: Apr 4, 2020
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.