The answer to questions 20 and 21 are usually the same. It is the date that you first entered Canada as a student (usually the issue date on your study permit).
On page 2, leave all of Section B and question #1 in Section C blank.
In Section C question #2, write the following (as applicable):
- If you are a UBC degree- or diploma-seeking student: Please amend my study permit to reflect my eligibility to work on and off campus in Canada so that I may apply for a Social Insurance Number. I am a full-time, degree- or diploma-seeking student at the University of British Columbia. Thank you.
- If you are a non-degree-seeking student (Exchange, VIRS): Please amend my study permit to reflect my eligibility to work on campus in Canada so that I may apply for a Social Insurance Number. I am a full-time student at the University of British Columbia. Thank you.
Make sure you sign and date your application. It will be returned to you if it is not signed.
Any document that is not in English or French must be accompanied by:
- the English or French translation; and
- an affidavit from the person who completed the translation; and
- a certified copy of the original document.
To have your documents translated by a Certified Translator, you can contact the Society of Interpreters and Translators of British Columbia and search for a Certified Translator for your language.
Need help scanning your documents? Visit the Library for assistance.
- Keep a clear photocopy of your study permit for your records—you must send the original with your application.
- Use Xpresspost or a courier service when sending your application, and ask for your package to be tracked so that you know when it arrives. IRCC will not send you confirmation that they have received your application.
- Check the IRCC Application Guide for more details.
After you get the amended permit
Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN). You need a SIN to work in Canada.