Study Permits for Canada
To study in Canada, international students may need a study permit or a temporary resident visa, but before applying for a study permit, students must have been accepted at a recognized school, university or college in Canada. However, not everyone must have these documents. Check the Government of Canada...
Documents Required for Study Permits in Canada
There are several documents that students need to present to obtain a student visa for Canada, including: a valid passport; proof that shows the educational institution has accepted the student for admission in their institution; evidence of sufficient funds to overcome all the living expenses and study costs in Canada; bank transaction statement of last four months; proof of payment of fee; evidence that...
Documents to Bring to Canada
Once you receive your study permit, it's time to get organized. You will need to bring several documents with you to Canada, including: a valid passport or travel document; the letter of introduction that you received from the visa office when your study permit was approved (this letter contains your permit reference number); a valid temporary resident visa (if required); a copy of the letter of acceptance from the school at which you are permitted to study; proof that...
Application Deadlines for International Students
Although certain programs admit students in January, it is generally recommended that international students arrive to start their studies in September, at the start of the school year. That way, students can take advantage of welcoming events and activities.
For starting in September,...
How to Apply to a School in Canada
Once you have chosen a place to study you will need to apply to that school, college or university. Every school has different rules on how to apply.
Make sure you apply early. Apply at least six months in advance to primary and secondary schools. University and college students should apply a year before they want to start their studies.
Contact the school where you want to study to learn how to apply. They will give you...
Renewing your Study Permit
If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a student, you must complete the appropriate forms. Check the expiry date on your study permit, and make sure you apply well before that date expires to ensure your permit remains valid. Forms can be found on the Government of Canada...
How do I apply to be admitted to a university or college in Canada?
Once a decision has been made as to which universities or colleges a student wishes to apply to, a letter should be written directly to the institution's Office of Admissions to ask for detailed application...
Do I need to pass a language test to qualify for admission?
Most institutions in Canada require demonstration of proficiency in their language of instruction (either English or French), usually through the achievement of a certain minimum score in a standardized language test....