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Immigration Information

NSCC International has hired a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) to answer any questions you have related to immigration. If you have a question, please contact us and we will either provide you with resources to answer your questions or refer you to our consultant: international.students@nscc.ca

NSCC’s Immigration Consultant has created application guides that will help answer questions about how to apply for study or work permits and what documents to include. You will find links to these guides in each section.


To check application processing times, please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.


You may also find the answer to your question in our list of Frequently Asked Questions


In order to apply for your initial study permit or to renew your permit, you will need NSCC’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number: O19091820452


On April 9th, 2019 IRCC and Nova Scotia Office of Immigration presented the Pathways to Permanent Residence for International Students and information about Provincial Nominee streams like the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, and others.

IRCC presentation can be accessed here.

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration can be accessed here.


Please note that you are required to pursue full-time, continuous study and NSCC is required to report your status to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Students may study part-time at NSCC but are not eligible to work on- or off-campus.  All students are required to make timely progress towards completing their program.