Study Permits for Canada

More Information About the Process of Study Permit in Canada

The first and most basic requirement to obtain a study permit in Canada is be accepted to a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada. These are Canadian institutions that have been approved by the government to host international students. Study permits are only required for courses of study that are intended to last six-months or longer. Any course or program less than six-months does not require a study permit. After being accepted to a specific course at a DLI, you can submit your application for a study permit. To do so, you will need to satisfy a visa or immigration officer that:

  • you have a valid passport or travel document;
  • You have enough money to pay for your tuition fees, living expenses in Canada, and return transportation back to your country of nationality;
  • You are a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record, which is usually demonstrated by providing a police certificate;
  • Be in good health (you may, in some circumstances, be required to complete a medical exam);
  • You will leave Canada at the end of your studies.

If you intend to enroll in a co-op or internship program while in Canada, you will require a study permit (as well as a work permit). Remember to leave yourself enough time between making your application for a study permit and the proposed start-date of your course of study. Sometimes applications can take a while to process, so it helps to be prepared early.

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