Study Permits And Visas
It is the most critical document you’ll need when coming to Canada as an international student. Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, international students planning to visit Canada should review Canada’s Travel criteria and limitations for international students frequently. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update this site periodically in collaboration with provincial, territorial, and other federal partners.
A letter of receipt from a Canadian school, university, or college is required before you can apply for this document. You must pick a school or program, apply for your desired program(s), and acquire an acceptance letter from a Canadian school, college, or university.
How To Get A Study Permit
Before applying for permission, a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI) and a valid passport or travel document is required. A designated learning institution is a school recognized to accept international students by a province or territorial authority. In Canada, all primary and secondary level schools are designated learning institutions. Ensure that your post-secondary school, such as a college or university, is included on the list.
You’ll be granted a study permit for the period of the courses if you need to take them before being accepted into your program (conditional admission). After being accepted into your desired program at a college or university, you must apply to renew your study visa. International students can only attend an authorized learning institution chosen by the Quebec government if they want to participate in a college or university in Quebec. You will also require a study license from the Canadian government to study in Quebec.
Being an international student has got a permit license, you must get yourself enrolled at a designated learning institution, progress toward completing your study program, follow the conditions mentioned on your study permit, and put an end to studying if you no longer meet the requirements, and leave Canada when your visa expires.
Apply For A Study Permit
You can put your case for a study permit in one of two ways: online or by visiting a visa application facility in your country. As soon as you get a letter of admission from a Canadian institution or university, you should apply for a study visa. Obtaining a study permit might take up to three months, depending on the country where you have applied from.
When applying for a visitor visa, student permit, or work permit in Canada, you may be asked to provide your biometrics (fingerprints and photos). If you are asked to submit biometrics with your application, you must do it in person at the nearest Visa Application Centre (VAC). Do not send your study permit application by mail if you must provide biometrics. Please present it at the VAC when your biometrics are collected.
What You Should Be Doing After Applying For Proper Documentation?
On the website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, you may track the progress of your application. The data is updated every day. To begin, create an account on the website. The processing center may occasionally request more information.
Stays Less Than 6 Months
As an international student, you’ll require one of the following visas if your stay in Canada is less than six months:
If you are preparing to study in Canada for less than six months, you need a travel visa.
If your passport is from a specified nation, you’ll need an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization).
Work Visa During Your Studies And Beyond
You are permitted to work while enrolled in a post-secondary degree in Canada. International students with proper documentation can work part-time (less than 20 hours per week) without a work permit.