Canada Study Visa

Supporting international students with their journey to Canada.

Over 600,000 international students arrive in Canada each year

Updated October 8th, 2021

If you plan to study at a Canadian educational institution, most foreign nationals must apply for a study permit.

The study permit is a document that is issued that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLIs) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada.

In some cases, you do not require a study permit to go to school in Canada:

  1. If the course or program you intend to study is less than 6 months in duration.
  2. If you are a family member or staff of a foreign representative to Canada.
  3. If you are a member of a foreign armed force.

To be eligible to study in Canada:

  • you are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
  • if you’re coming from outside Canada to study as an international student, your DLI will have to be on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan
  • obey the law, have no criminal record and get a police certificate (if required)
  • are in good health and get a medical exam (if required), and
  • prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires
  • prove you have enough money to pay for your:
    • tuition fees
    • living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada, and
    • return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada

Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may also be required if the student is a citizen of a country from which Temporary Resident Visas are required for entry into Canada. A Temporary Resident Visa is not required for citizens of visa exempt countries.

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