Canada is home to one of the best school systems in the world.

From elementary school to universities and colleges, language schools to vocational programs, Canadian schools accommodate students of all interests and backgrounds. Individuals who study in Canada receive quality, internationally-respected educations that prepare them for future professional pursuits. This is combined with tuition fees and living costs that are generally lower than in other developed countries.

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The number of international students in Canada is over 300,000, a figure that is constantly growing. If you have gained admission to a Canadian educational institution, you may be able to obtain a study permit to study in Canada.

Not only that, but education is also a popular pathway to Canadian permanent residence. Read on to learn more.

 

Browse Canadian Schools

Finding a school is the first step in the process of becoming a student in Canada. No matter what your educational goals, Canada has the school for you. Finding the right school, and securing admission, is necessary for obtaining a study permit.

Are you eligible?

To find out if you are eligible for a Canadian Study Permit, fill out a free assessment form.

Study Assessment Form

CanadaVisa School Search

The CanadaVisa School Search helps you find the Canadian academic destination best suited to your needs. Use our School Search to get started on your pathway to a quality college or university in Canada.

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Find Your SchoolMatch

CanadaVisa has partnered with SchoolMatch Canada to provide you with a FREE assessment to show you which Canadian schools match your expectations, personality and goals. Using research-based advanced algorithms, SchoolMatch Canada has helped thousands of students find the right university and college in Canada.

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Education as a pathway to Canadian permanent residence

A Canadian post-secondary education is not only valuable from an educational and career point of view — it is also a popular route to Canadian permanent residence.

To learn more about education as a pathway to permanent residence, take a look this page: Studying in Canada: A Pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence.

 

Other benefits to studying in Canada

While studying in Canada, international students in Canada may also:

 

The information, tools and resources linked from this page are designed to help you make an informed decision about your future as an international student in Canada. In the event that you remain unable to find the information you are looking for, however, you are encouraged to contact us with your query.

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