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 What is a study permit?

The study permit is a document issued by the Canadian Govt that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada.

Your study permit is not a visa. It doesn’t let you enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). If the authority approves your study permit, the govt will issue one to you with your study permit. Students from India might be able to get your study permit faster by applying online through the Student Direct Stream.

How long can you stay in Canada with a study permit?

A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days let you prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay. 

Eligibility requirements

You can study in Canada if you:

  • are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)

  • a valid passport or travel document

  • prove you have enough money to pay for your:

    • tuition fees

    • living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and

    • return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada

  • obey the law, have no criminal record and get a police certificate (if required)

  • are in good health and get a medical exam (if required)

  • prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires

You may also need

  • a letter of explanation

  • a certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ) if you are planning for Québec.


English language requirements

To gain your Canadian visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. This usually means passing a secure English language test to be able to prove your communication and correspondence skills. 

The applications can be made online and offline. But we strongly recommend you to apply online. The reason is, ​

How applying online helps you

  • No courier fees or mail delivery time – we get your application instantly.

  • Your applications may be processed more quickly.

  • It helps you make sure your application is complete before you submit it.

  • You can quickly submit more documents online (if we ask you to).

  • You get updates on the status of your application directly in your online account.


What requirements to get a study permit?

In addition to providing an acceptance letter from a DLI, you must demonstrate to the officer that you:

  • Meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, including leaving Canada at the end of your studies;

  • Have satisfactory proof of financial support:

    • If the duration of your studies in Canada will be less than a year, proof of financial support for the duration of your studies in Canada.

    • If the duration of your studies in Canada will be more than a year, proof of financial support for the first year of your studies in Canada.

  • Are law-abiding and have no record of criminal activity (you may be asked to provide a Police Clearance Certificate);

  • Will not be a risk to the security of Canada;

  • Are in good health (a medical examination may be requested)


Once you gathered all the above mentioned its time to apply. 

Before you apply it is to be noted that, it is a serious offense to give false or misleading information. The information you provide on your application is subject to verification. [To read more on the instruction of applications read the instruction guide

Our E. Counselor will help you with each step of application to make sure it will not be rejected. 


What will happen after the submission of the application. ?

Once you have submitted your application, they will check to make sure that:

  • You have properly completed and submitted all of the required application forms;

  • You have paid the application processing fee; and

  • You have sent all requested supporting documentation.

If your application package is incomplete it will be returned to you. Unless the application is complete and payments are being made, the file will not be created. 

Note: To avoid processing delays, pay your biometric fees at the same time as your application processing fees, using the same method of payment. 

Review for decision

Once your application is submitted, then it will undergo a detailed review by an officer who will assess the information and documentation you have provided, and determine if an interview is necessary. If an interview is required, you will receive a letter specifying the date, time and place for the interview. If your application is refused, any original documents, including your passport (if submitted with your application), will be returned to you with an explanation of why your application was refused.

If the application is accepted the Canadian visa office will send you a letter of introduction. This letter is not your study permit, but the confirmation of your permit to study in Canada. You need to show it to an officer when you arrive in Canada. 

Things that delay processing

The following may delay processing:

  • Unclear photocopies of documents

  • Verification of your information and documents

  • A medical condition that may need more tests or consultations

  • A criminal or security problem

  • Consultation is needed with other offices in Canada and abroad

For any more clarity call in the toll-free number - 1800 1235288


Why study in


Canada is popular to offer high-quality education at an affordable tuition fee with globally recognized degrees. The country hosts nearly half a million international students with an annual growth of overall 12%.  The reason for the rush and exponential growth of international students is because of the excellent quality of life, immense post-study work, and immigration opportunities.

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