Study in Canada

A study permit is an official document issued by the Canadian government that grants permission to foreign nationals to pursue their education at designated learning institutions (DLIs) in Canada. It is a mandatory requirement for international students planning to undertake academic programs in Canada with a duration exceeding six months.

Study permits play a vital role within the Canadian immigration system, facilitating the educational aspirations of international students and contributing to the diverse and inclusive academic environment that Canada offers.

Key Points Regarding Study Permits:

  1. Eligibility: To acquire a Study Permit, applicants typically need to demonstrate that they have received acceptance from a DLI, possess sufficient financial resources to cover tuition fees and living expenses, and do not pose a security threat to Canada.
  2. Duration: Study Permits are valid for the duration of the study program, plus an additional 90 days. If students wish to continue their studies or if there are changes in the program's duration, they must apply for an extension.
  3. Part-Time Employment: Study Permit holders may have the opportunity to engage in part-time work, either on or off-campus, while pursuing their studies. This serves to support their living expenses during their time in Canada.
  4. Post-Graduation Work: Following the completion of their studies, international students may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which allows them to gain valuable work experience in Canada.
  5. Compliance: Study Permit holders are required to adhere to the conditions specified in their permits. This includes maintaining a full-time student status and making satisfactory academic progress.
  6. Temporary Resident Visa: Depending on their country of origin, students may also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter Canada. These additional documents are necessary to ensure their entry into the country is lawful.