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There are many reasons for you to study in Canada if you have the financial resources to do so.
A word of caution, though. It is your responsibility to continue attending classes to maintain your legal status if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada grants you a study permit. Discontinuing your enrollment violates your visa conditions and might cause severe repercussions for you.
If you are applying at the post-secondary level (after high school), you must first choose a province or territory then find a Designated Learning Institute or DLI.
Once you have chosen a program of study, and a DLI accepts your application, the next step is submitting a visa application at the Canadian visa office closest to you. After this, you must prepare the required documents for a successful visa application. These requirements include:
You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will return to your country of residence at the end of your studies. If you are eligible to apply for a postgraduate work permit, you must do so within 180 days after completing your Canada study program.
Once you have all the documents, you may submit your packet two ways:
If you are using the paper application procedure, arrange for an appointment at a Visa Application Centre.
Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS) is a special study permit processing program of IRCC. Available to legal residents of India, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam who are living in any of these countries, the SDS is an expedited program where processing time is one month or less.
Not anyone can apply for a study permit under the SDS, though. You must meet specific requirements and provide upfront documentation, such as:
If you are applying under the SDS, you must use the E-application procedure.
Do you need additional information? Or would you like to have a preliminary program and school match?
As an international student in Canada, your stay is considered temporary by the Canadian government. You will, therefore, be expected to return to your country of residency after you graduate.
Are you interested in applying as a permanent resident after graduation? If you don't have an eligible family member who can sponsor you for permanent residence, how about exploring several economic immigration programs? Check if you qualify first! Click on any of the following links to other parts of our website:
Most of these economic migration programs use the Express Entry system, which ranks its applicants. You must be eligible for the program to which you are applying and meet the cut-off score for selection.
Authors & Contributors
Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.
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