FAQ - CANADA
Most students need a study permit to study in Canada, but there are some exceptions.
Canada offers a wide range of opportunities for foreign students. For more information on choosing a school, college or universities, visit HGG.
You must have a letter of acceptance from a school, college, university or other educational institution in Canada before you can apply for a study permit.
In most cases, you must apply for a study permit before coming to Canada. You can apply at the Canadian visa office responsible for your country. To find out more, visit HGG.
You should apply as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance from the educational institution. The time needed to process an application to study in Canada may be different at various visa offices.
If you need a temporary resident visa in addition to your study permit, you do not need to submit a separate application or pay an additional fee when you apply for your study permit at a visa office.
A temporary resident visa is an official document issued by a Canadian visa office. It is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident.
Depending on your citizenship, you may need a temporary resident visa to enter Canada.
You must pay a processing fee with your application. The fee will not be refunded, even if your application is refused.
If you want to renew your study permit, you must apply before the permit expires. If your study permit has expired, you must leave Canada. In some cases, you may be able to apply for restoration of status. However, you are not allowed to study until your status has been restored.
If you leave Canada and want to return, you must have: