Ensure that your passport is valid until the end of your study period. If you need to obtain a new passport, begin applying four to six months before your passport expires. For a list of all Embassies and Consulates in Canada click here.
"The validity of your study permit cannot exceed the validity of your passport. Therefore, you should ensure that your passport will be valid for at least the same amount of time as your requested extension.” 1
See our information on lost documents and passports.