Canada Study Permit
Studying in Canada is a great way to gain valuable education and work experience, as well as to explore the country’s diverse culture and scenery. Canada is home to some of the best universities and colleges in the world, offering a wide range of study programs and research opportunities.
If you are an international student planning to study in Canada, you will need to obtain a study permit in order to be able to study at a designated learning institution in Canada. Here are some important steps you will need to follow in order to obtain a study permit:
- The first step to obtaining a study permit is to obtain a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. This is necessary in order to demonstrate that you have been accepted to a Canadian institution and are eligible to study in Canada.
- Step 2: Prove Financial Ability to Support Yourself To obtain a study permit, you will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient financial funds to support your studies and living expenses while in Canada. You will need to provide proof that you can pay for the first year’s tuition fees and living expenses, as well as for return transportation to your home country.
- Step 3: Provide a Police Clearance Certificate You will need to obtain a police clearance certificate in order to apply for a study permit. This is to ensure that you do not have a criminal background that could pose a risk to Canadian security.
- Step 4: Meet Health Requirements You will also need to meet certain health requirements in order to obtain a study permit. You may be required to complete a medical examination in order to demonstrate that you are in good health.
- Step 5: Obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (if applicable) If you plan to study in Montreal or Quebec, you will need to obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) in addition to a study permit.
- Step 6: Demonstrate Intent to Leave Canada Finally, you will need to demonstrate to the immigration officer that you intend to leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
Student Direct Stream
If you are a student from India, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Senegal, or Morocco, you may be eligible for the Student Direct Stream, a fast-track option for processing study permits. To qualify for the Student Direct Stream, you will need to meet certain criteria, including providing proof of acceptance to a designated learning institution, proof of payment for tuition fees, and language test results. The processing time for applications under the Student Direct Stream is typically 20 calendar days.