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July 22, 2016
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Study permit holders from visa-exempt countries who received their permit before July 31, 2015 are expected to have an eTA as of March 15, 2016 to fly or transit to Canada. Students who were issued a study permit after August 1, 2015 will automatically be issued an eTA along with their permit. For study permit renewal applications, the eTA will not be automatically renewed. If you wish to exit and re-enter Canada by air, you will need to ensure that your eTA is still valid by consulting the Check Status Tool. If your eTA has expired, you will need to apply for a new one as soon as you can and before the eTA leniency period ends on September 29, 2016.
For more information or to apply for the eTA please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp