Apply for a Study Permit

You can submit your application directly to IRCC. It helps to work with an experienced Canadian. They can help with the application process as they have extensive knowledge of how to submit the most robust and accurate application. This way, you can increase the likelihood of getting your application accepted.

Some of the requirements for applying for a study permit include:

  • Your LOA
  • Proof of financial support to cover tuition fees and living expenses
  • Police certificates
  • Medical exams if needed
  • Letter of explanation detailing your career objectives and ties to your home country

If you plan on studying in the province of Quebec, you need a Certificat d’Acceptation du Quebec (CAQ), from the government of Quebec before submitting your application to the IRCC.

  • Here is the process of applying for a Canadian study permit:
  • Gather all the required documents.
  • Submit your application online or by mail.
  • Pay the application fee.

Wait for a decision from IRCC. If your application is approved, you will receive a letter of introduction and your study permit within a few weeks

If the IRCC rejects your application, you will receive a letter explaining the reason for the decision. You can then reapply or appeal the decision. You can check the status of your application online using the IRCC web form.

What is the Student Direct Stream?

Canada allows students to apply for a fast-track study permit option called the Student Direct Stream (SDS). However, you can only apply for this option if you live in any of the following countries:

  • India
  • China
  • The Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam
  • Morocco
  • Senegal
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Costa Rica
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

You can submit your application for the SDS online. It takes an average of 20 days to process the application. The requirements do not vary from those of the ordinary study permit but you may need to meet additional qualification criteria. You need to obtain a minimum of 6.0 on each skill on the IELTS. If you are taking a French test, you need the equivalent of a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 for each skill on the TEF. You should also have a Guaranteed Certificate (GIC) with a participating Canadian bank worth CAD 10,000.

Canada offers limitless opportunities for international students. You get to take advantage of high-quality education, great living standards, and job opportunities during and after your studies. You can also take advantage of more than 100 economic class immigration pathways, some of which encourage international graduates to apply. With Canada lifting most of the COVID-19 restrictions, there is no better time to advance your education as an international student here.

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