Each year, 170,000 students come from abroad to study in Canada.
A Study Permit is a document issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that allows a foreign individual to study in Canada for a limited time.
Most international students will require a Study Permit to study in Canada. To learn more about studying in Canada without a study permit, please click here.
Obtaining a first study permit:1.If you are a prospective student, you should first decide what sort of program they wish to pursue, and determine what institution is the best fit for your field of study.
2. Once one or more places of study have been pinpointed, you should learn what you must do to get admission.
3. Once admission to one or more schools has been obtained, you can begin applying for a study permit and, if necessary, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). A TRV may be required if you are a citizen of a country from which Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requires TRVs for entry into Canada. This is not required for citizens of visa exempt countries.
- When applying for a study permit, it is important to remember that CIC may require you to undergo medical examinations and provide Police Clearance Certificates.
- If you wish to study in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec you will also require approval from immigration authorities of the Government of Quebec.
2. Depending on your program, you may be eligible to work while studying.
After graduation, many students choose to stay in Canada to live and work:
1. Many graduates are eligible to receive post-graduation work permits to facilitate their stay.
To find out if you are eligible for a study permit, please fill out a free online assessment form today.
For more information, see our Study in Canada FAQ.