Where to apply for a Student Visa
Applications are usually made at a visa post (outside Canada) that’s responsible for your home country or where you are presently residing. An interview may be required.
Exceptions from having to obtain a Student Visa:
If the program of study is less than six (6) months;
If the student is a minor (child) already in Canada whose parents are not “visitors” in Canada, or;
The student is a child or staff member of a diplomat or foreign representative accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Step one: school acceptance
Prior to applying for a Study Permit, students must have proof of acceptance from the institution they wish to attend.
Proof of Finances
Show proof of adequate financial arrangements for support while in Canada.
Working while studying
Students may be able to work while in Canada on a Study Permit.
Partners can work
A spouse or common-law partner of a visiting student holding a valid Study Permit may be able to receive a Work Permit.
Work-study co-op programs
Holders of a valid Study Permit may be able to participate in a co-op program if it’s an integral component of their program of study. Note that the co-op terms do not constitute more than 50% of the intended program of study.