Study Permit

Study Visa Add-On

The emphasis on education in Canada is not only about academic achievement but also about personal growth, cultural enrichment, and preparing students for success in a globalized world.

A- High-Quality Education System

B- Diverse Range of Programs

C- Research Opportunities

D- Global Recognition of Degree

E- Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity

F- Language Advantage

G- Quality of Life, Safe and Welcoming Environment, Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Access to Global Networks, Post-Graduation Work Opportunities, etc.

In Canada, the type of study visa you need depends on the duration and nature of your study program. The primary types of study permits or visas for international students in Canada include:

Study Permit:
  • Allows you to study at designated learning institutions (DLIs) in the country.
  • Required for academic or vocational programs that last longer than six months.
  • Typically issued for the duration of your program, plus an additional 90 days.
Visitor Visa with Authorization to Study:
  • For programs lasting six months or less.
  • Study authorization is included in the Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa – TRV).
  • Must apply for this type of visa before coming to Canada.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Air Travel:
  • Required for visa-exempt countries if flying to Canada.
  • Not a study permit, but may be linked to your passport electronically.
Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ):
  • Required for studying in the province of Quebec, in addition to a Canadian study permit.
Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP):
  • Not a study visa but allows international students who completed a program at a DLI in Canada to work in the country for a specific duration after graduation.
Application Process:
  • Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • Receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the institution.
  • Supporting documents, including passport, photos, proof of acceptance, financial support, payment for application fee, language proficiency test results, academic transcripts and certificates, medical examination results, police certificate, and biometrics.
Legal Requirement:

It is a legal requirement for most international students to have a valid study permit to study in Canada. Without a study permit, you may not be allowed to enroll in your chosen academic program.

Key Considerations:
  • Access to Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs)
  • Study Permit Duration
  • Work Opportunities
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
  • Health Coverage
  • Travel in and out of Canada
  • Maintaining Legal Status
  • Opportunity to Bring Dependents
  • Integration into Canadian Society

It’s essential to apply for a study permit well in advance of your intended start date and to keep track of its expiration date to ensure continuous legal status in Canada. Always check the latest requirements and procedures on the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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