Immigration Advising

COVID-19 Updates

Immigration and application processes and processing times are currently being impacted by COVID-19. For information and updates from IRCC, please visit the IRCC website.

For more information, please visit Royal Roads University's response to COVID-19.



Student Engagement provides immigration advising to students through presentations, workshops, and one-on-one appointments with a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). 

It’s important to know how RISIA’S can assist you.


  • Study permits
  • Co-op/internship work permits
  • Post-graduation work permits
  • Temporary resident visas and electronic travel authorizations
  • Permits and visas for a student’s spouse and/or dependents


  • Permanent residency
  • Citizenship options
  • Permits not related to student status
  • Immigration documents for other countries
  • Cannot complete applications for students or represent them to IRCC

Renewing your Immigration Documents

To assist you with various immigration permits and visa applications you may encounter as an international student, please review our application tip sheets and IRCC application guides.


As an international student, you are responsible for maintaining your status in Canada and following the conditions of your immigration documents. For more information visit Immigration,Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

As a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada, the Royal Roads University is required to report to IRCC on international student enrolments and academic status. To learn more about the compliance reporting and student enrolment status options, please visit the IRCC website.

Study Permit Reminder System

The Royal Roads study permit reminder system helps you stay on top of your study permit expiry date by emailing you reminders before the expiry date. To enrol in the study permit reminder system, please visit MyAdmin. After you enter the expiry date of your study permit, the reminder system will send you an email a few months before your study permit will expire so that you can renew on time. 

Do you have a question?

  • Please email Student Engagement
  • Join us during Immigration Advising Drop-in hours. Drop-in advising is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (except for stat holidays) from 12pm-1pm PDT on Blackboard Collaborate.
  • Book an Immigration Advising appointment using our online booking system.