EXTENSION OF STATUS
Always extend your work permit, student permit, visitor permit before expiry otherwise it's an additional hassle to restore your status within 90 days of expiry of status OR you MUST leave Canada.
VISITOR VISA EXTENSION
If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a visitor (stay in Canada longer), you need to apply for a visitor record. A visitor record is not a visa.
A visitor record
is a document that gives you status as a visitor in Canada and allows you to stay longer
includes a new expiry date
that’s the new date that you must leave Canada by.
STUDENT PERMIT EXTENSION
To extend your study permit or work permit, you need to know:
When to apply and Apply for a WP/SP permit extension at least 30 days before permit expires, if you want to keep studying or working in Canada.
If permit expires before extension, first need to restore the status.