Student Visas

Apply for a study permit before you come to Canada

Student Visas

Canada has an exceptional education system that is recognized all over the world. Knowing this, thousands of students study in Canada every year. Apart from providing quality education to students, studying in Canada provides the following benefits as well:

  • It is affordable compared to comparable education programs in America, Australia and the UK.

  • It provides the option to work while studying.

  • It provides a safe environment (Canada is one of the world’s most peaceful and safe countries to live)

  • It provides immigration options to stay permanently in Canada after the completion of studies.

A study permit is a document that allows a foreign national to study in Canadian universities and schools. This permit has to be approved by the Canadian government before the applicant can migrate to Canada to study. It is often recommended that an applicant starts the process for a study permit as soon as they receive their offer letter from the educational institute that they have applied to.

The applicant must fulfill some basic requirements before they can apply for a study permit. The applicant must:

  • Be a holder of a valid passport.

  • Have a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution in Canada.

  • Have an intention to study and significant ties to their home country, ensuring that they will leave the Canada once their study permit expires. 

  • Possess the financial resources to pay the tuition fee and living expense while being a student in Canada.

  • Not have a criminal record.

  • Not pose any security risk to Canada or the people staying in Canada and be willing to abide by all the laws of Canada.

  • Undergo a medical examination if requested by IRCC

  • Not intend to engage in employment under any employer or in study (other than short term courses) during their stay in Canada unless authorized to do so.

  • Be willing to provide Biometrics If required based upon their country of origin.

  • Be willing to provide any supporting document as requested by the visa officer.

Student Direct Stream

Students from China are eligible for faster processing of student visas through the Student Direct Stream. Student Direct Stream applications take approximately 20 days whereas the regular stream applications normally take around 3 months. 

Financial Support

Applicants for a Canadian study permit are required to prove they have enough money to cover the first year of tuition fees. They also need to have the financial resources to support themselves, and any accompanying family members, each year.

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