Are you thinking about studying in Canada and want to know more about study permit? Read on to find out more about Study Permit.
A study permit is a document issued by the Canadian Government that allows foreigners to study in Canada at designated learning institutions.
It is important to note that your study permit is not a visa, so the permit by itself does not allow you to enter Canada. You also need a TRA (Temporary Resident Visa) or an eTA (electronic travel authorization) to enter Canada. If your study permit is approved by a Canadian consulate outside Canada, a visa will be issued with it.
If your study program in Canada is less than 6 months long, you DO NOT need a study permit but if you plan to study in Canada for more than 6 months, or extend your stay after the initial program of studies, we do recommend you to apply for a study permit.
Study permit eligibility
You must meet some basic requirements to get a Study Visa. The most relevant requirements are listed below:
Have a valid (LOA) from a chosen institution.
have a passport that is valid for the duration of your intended program of studies.
have no criminal or immigration-related convictions.
convince an immigration officer that you have ties to your home country.
convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your studies.
have enough money for your studies and to support your stay in Canada.The amount of money you will need depends on the duration of your studies and the size of your family.
If you cannot prove that you are eligible for the Canadian Study Permit, then they will reject your application.
You can also be refused a visa for security or health related reasons.