Study permit

What is the study permit?

The study permit is a document we issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.

Who are eligibility to apply regular study permit?

The people can study in Canada if they

  • Are enrolled at a designated learning institution
  • Show proof that you have enough money to pay for your tuition fees, living expenses and return transportation
  • Obey the law, have no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada.
  • Are in good health.
  • Convince an immigration officer that you will leave canada at the end of your studies.

Faster study permit processing through the student direct stream

Who can apply for faster study permit processing through the student direct stream?

To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream, you must:

  • be a legal resident living in:
    • China
    • India
    • the Philippines, or
    • Vietnam
  • have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution
  • prove that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of study
  • live outside of Canada when you apply
  • have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of C$10,000
  • have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion, if you’re planning to study in Quebec
  • get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)
  • get a police certificate before you apply (if you need one)
  • have a language test result that shows:
    • a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
    • a Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) score that is equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
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