Study Permits - All You Need To Know

Do I Need A Study Permit?

You need a study permit if you are NOT:

  • A permanent resident
  • A Canadian citizen
  • Studying in Canada for less than 6 months

When Do I Apply?

You can apply for a permit as soon as you get accepted to a university or college that you want to attend. You need an acceptance letter from them to be able to apply for a permit.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply for a permit through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

What Do I Need To Apply?

To apply for a study permit, you need:

  • A letter of acceptance from the school you will attend
  • Proof of identity (like a passport, or travel document) for yourself (and any other family joining you)
  • Proof that you have enough money for school and to support yourself (and any other family joining you)
  • Proof that you will leave once you are done studying

You might also need to:

  • Pass a medical exam
  • Get a temporary resident visa (“entry” visa).
  • Prove that you have no criminal record
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