Permits and Visas FAQs
Permanent Residency (PR)
No, creating an Express Entry profile is not the same as submitting an application for Permanent Residency. Applicants are considered to have applied for PR once they have received an invitation to apply from IRCC and have submitted the relevant application materials. For information about what Express Entry is please refer to the IRCC website.
Before completing your Express Entry profile, you will need to determine if you meet one of the PR immigration streams. For detailed information about the various streams please visit the IRCC Express Entry website.
For information about the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program please visit their website.
You may need to give your Biometrics as part of your PR application, IRCC will indicate if you need to provide biometrics.
Yes, you and your spouse (and/or children) can apply for PR as part of the same application.
You can contact the QUIC International Student Advisor (ISA), firstname.lastname@example.org
The ISA will determine if the question falls under their scope as determined by their regulating board, if they are not able to answer your question they will direct you to an individual/organization that can.
If you have questions about applying for your study permit/work permit you can contact one of the QUIC International Student Advisors. The ISAs are Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors, and can advise on study permits, visitor visas, work permits, and other immigration matters as it relates to student status, however they are not able to complete applications for students. If you have questions, please email
No, you do not have to hire someone to apply for your study permit/work permit for you. If you do choose to hire someone please be sure that they are accredited through the Government of Canada. For more information please visit here
To check processing times please visit the Government of Canada website.
Last updated: May 2022