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Canada Study Permit

We have provided below basic requirements for Canadian Study Permits. You may fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you to discuss your eligibility and options.

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|| Canada Study Permit ||

Every year, thousands of students come to Canada to study. In order to do so, obtaining a study permit issued by the Canadian government is the first step. This permit, which is a type of Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), allows students to study in Canada for a temporary period of time. An applicant must fit certain set of requirements to be eligible for this immigration pathway.


  • Canada announced a new temporary pathway that will turn international students in Canada into Permanent Residents. 
  • Canada is still accepting study permit applications, however, delays should be expected.
  • If you’re an international student who has a valid study permit or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, you are exempt from the travel restrictions.
  • International students who remain in Canada can apply to renew their study permit, and can continue to study and work while their application renewal is being processed.
  • If a study permit was issued to an international student after March 18, 2020, they are currently not allowed to travel to Canada.
  • If you’re traveling by air, you need to follow all airline requirements and pass a health check conducted by airlines before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air.
  • When you arrive in Canada, they will assess your health before you leave the port of entry. You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. If you don’t have a plan, you should not travel to Canada.
  • Only people who provide essential services, for example, truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods, are exempt from the quarantine requirements.

|| Canadian Study Permit Requirements and Rules for International Students ||

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|| Canada Student Visa Requirements ||

The following are requirements for study permits in Canada:

  • You must be enrolled at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • You must prove you have enough money for: tuition, living expenses, and return transportation. You are permitted to work for the approved hours and study.
  • You must obey the law, have no criminal record, and get a police certificate (if required).
  • You must be in good health and get a medical exam (if required).
  • You must prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires. 

|| Why study in Canada? ||

Canada has one of the highest standards of education in the world and students leave with amazing experiences and memories. To ensure your best chances of getting an approval on your student visa application, we recommend you consult with us first before submitting. We have helped hundreds of students successfully enter Canada on a study permit, and you can be part of our success story!

Frequently asked Questions For Study-Permit in Canada

There are a number of reasons an applicant can be refused. He or she may lack proof of sufficient funds, or proof that they will stay for only a temporary basis. If this happens, re-applying is the best option but before you do, it is important to take a close look at the refused application to understand what went wrong.

Generally your stay is only valid for as long as the stipulated date on your study-permit. To avoid losing legal temporary status in Canada, you should always renew your study-permit before it expires.  

Yes, but only under limited circumstances such as when:

  • Your employment is on-campus;
  • The international student is the recipient of a scholarship;
  • The work has been certified as being an integral part of the program of study;
  • The work consists of academic research or a post-doctoral fellowship;
  • The work takes place after graduation in a field related to the program of study.

Spouses of international students are eligible to work temporarily in Canada.


No. Under the following circumstances, you do not require a Study Permit when:

  • You take a French or English language training course that is no more than three months in duration; or
  • You are the spouse or dependent child; a diplomatic or consular officer; a representative of a foreign country; or a representative of the United Nations or any other intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member.

Yes, you can. You will need to file Form IMM 1249 for an extension of your study permit in Canada. Form IMM 1249 is used to change conditions or to extend your stay in Canada as a student. Only temporary residents who currently reside in Canada as students can use this form. To maintain your status and be eligible, always try to extend 30 days before the expiry date of your current status.

|| Get in touch with us today ||

The first step towards moving to Canada is to get an assessment of your specific situation. Call us today at +1.416.417.1903 for an assessment to see if you are eligible to move to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.

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