How to Study in Canada
The following are the steps you need to take if you wish to study in Canada and transition to permanent residence.
1. Choose a Program: Your program choice is one of the most important factors of your study permit application. You must present a strong case for studying in Canada in this particular program. We make program recommendations based on your work experience and education history. This will give you the best possible chance of submitting a successful application.
2. Apply to the School: After deciding on a program, we will help you prepare and submit your application. You need to have a letter of acceptance from a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI) before you can apply for a study permit.
3. Apply for a Study Permit: With your acceptance letter in hand, you’ll be ready to apply for your study permit. We will help you to prepare and submit your application to Canadian immigration.
International Student Document Checklist
Certain documents are necessary for the application process. Below is a list of documents that may be requested of you.
Acceptance Letter: A letter sent by the school confirming your acceptance into your program of study.
Proof of Financial Support: Proof that you have money to support yourself and any family members coming with you. You must show that you can cover your tuition fees as well as your cost of living (accommodation, food, etc.) for your first year in Canada.
Identity documents: Birth certificate, marriage certificate, and passport.
How Long Does it Take to Apply for a Canadian Study Permit?
Processing times for study permits vary greatly. The amount of time it takes depends on your country of residence.
The shortest processing time is 1-2 weeks, but some applicants can expect to wait as long as 16 weeks. Processing times depend on the volume of applications received. If you’re applying close to the beginning of Canada’s academic year you may experience delays.
Want faster processing times? Find out if you are eligible for the Study Direct Stream (SDS).