What is a study permit?
If you want to come to Canada to study, you are required to apply for a Study Permit. Study Permit allows you to study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.
Who can apply for a Study Permit?
The following requirements need to be met to be eligible for a study permit in Canada:
- Letter of Acceptance from a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada
- Enough funds for paying your tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation.
- No criminal records and have a police certificate (if required)
- Clear a medical examination (if required)
- Prove that you will leave Canada when you finish your study in Canada
Things you need to know about Study Permits
Work While Studying:
Canada allows international students to work while studying so that they can gain work experience and earn some income. You are eligible to work if your program is for a period of more than 6 months and will lead to a degree, diploma or certificate.
Spouse and Family members of International students:
your spouse and children can accompany you to Canada. Your spouse is eligible to apply for an open work permit in Canada if you are a full-time student in a designated learning institution (DLI). In addition, your children, who are under the age of 18, can apply for a study permit or visitor visa to accompany you to Canada.
Post-Graduation Work Permit:
After you graduate from your school in Canada, you can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) which allows you to work for any employer in Canada.
A Post-Graduation Work Permit may be issued based on the length of the study program for a minimum of 8 months up to a maximum of 3 years.
Study Permit Processing Time:
Study Permit processing time depends on the country of residence for the applicant. You can check processing time here.