Canada is a country where students from all around the world come to complete their graduation, post-graduation, or doctoral degrees. As per IRCC, around 642,480 international students were in Canada in 2019, and the figure is 13% more than the previous year. To study in Canada, most of the international students have to apply for a study permit.
A Canadian study permit is an important piece of document that allows international students to study at designated learning institutions. DLIs are those Canadian universities, colleges or educational institutions that have permission to host international students. The study permit is not a visa! That means you cannot enter Canada merely with a study permit. As it is earlier said, it allows you to study at an accredited educational institution while you are in Canada.
The validity of the Canadian study permit is typically the duration of the applicant’s course and 90 days more. Extra 90 days are given to the students so that they can extend their stay or go back to their home country.
The study permit is usually handed over to students at the airport by an immigration officer. The officer generally asks for a visa or other documents before handing it over to the student.
Canada has a FastTrack process to apply for a study permit for India, China, Pakistan, Morocco, Senegal, the Philippines, or Vietnam under which students of the respective nations can get their study permit within 20 days. Students from other countries can apply under the general visa category, which is also known as a non-SDS category.
To apply under SDS, the student must have
The students applying to study in Canada will need the following documents. However, as no two cases are similar, they may need to demonstrate additional documents, certificates to get their Canada study visa. The documents are
Students are recommended to start their visa application process 2 to 3 months earlier to get their Canada study visa without any hassle. Students are highly encouraged to consult with our Canada visa experts before applying to study in Canada.