What is a study permit?
The study permit is a document we issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Your study permit is not a visa. It alone doesn’t allow you to enter Canada. You may also need a temporary resident visa.
Who can apply?
You can study in Canada if you:
- are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
- show proof that you have enough money to pay for your:
- tuition fees
- living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
- return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
- obey the law, have no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
- are in good health. You may need to complete a medical exam.
- convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your studies.
How to apply?
Before you apply for a study permit, you need:
- an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI)
- a valid passport or travel document
- proof you can support yourself, and any family members who come with you, while you’re in Canada
- You need to give your biometrics