Canada is popular for its well-organized higher education system. The country is home to the world’s top 28 universities, with the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia being placed under Top 50 World Universities. International students recognize that Canadian universities rank high in quality and innovation, teaching excellence, research standard, employability, alumni outcome, and more. Foreign nationals need a study permit to study at designated learning institutions (DLIs) in Canada. However, a study permit is not a visa. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA) to enter Canada.
To be eligible to study as an international student in Canada in one of the educational institutions, you must meet these eligibility requirements:
There are many universities, colleges, and programs in Canada that it gets difficult for students to choose a program or course. At Dastur Immigration, we provide guidance from start to finish.
To get started, simply complete our self-assessment form and one of our experts will contact you to discuss your immigration options.
The Student Direct Stream provides faster processing of your study permit. You are eligible to apply under this stream only if you’re a legal resident of Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam. Depending on where you’re applying from, you may need to provide certain documents apart from essential documents. Contact our immigration specialist to know more about the Student Direct Stream.
If you don’t finish your certification, degree, or course before the expiry date on your permit, you will need to apply for an extension of your stay as a student. We will help you to extend your study permit and stay in Canada. Contact us to know how.
A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program. You also get an extra 90 days. The 90 days are provided to help you prepare to leave Canada or apply for an extension of your stay.
Short-term studies are those that can be completed with a duration of six months or less. If you’re coming to Canada for a short-term study, you don’t need a study permit. But if your program takes more than 6 months, you must secure a study permit before the initial six months has passed.
If you’re interested in pursuing an educational program in the province of Quebec, you need to first obtain a Certificated acceptation du Quebec (CAQ) before you apply for a study permit. To know more, contact our immigration specialist today.