Provincial Attestation Letter Information

As of January 22, 2024, most undergraduate international students must include a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) from the province or territory where they plan to pursue their post-secondary studies. Some exceptions apply. 

Students will be able to apply for a study permit to Saskatchewan once they receive:

  • a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the institution they plan to study at and
  • the corresponding Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)
Saskatchewan has been allocated just over 15,000 PALs to distribute to future international students in 2024. This number does not apply to:
  • students who are currently inside Canada and will be applying to extend their study permits
  • students applying to study in a Master’s degree or doctoral (Ph.D.) degree program

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have put these special measures in place to maintain the integrity of the Canadian education system, as well as ensure that international students receive the support they require to have a successful and enriching educational experience.
The University of Regina and Province of Saskatchewan are committed to offering the highest standard of service excellence to our students and providing them with an exceptional educational experience.
For more information, please visit the Government of Saskatchewan and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) websites.

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