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Do I need a study permit to study in Canada? And if yes, How do I apply?

The short answer is yes, if you are a student in Canada and you are not an indigen or a citizen then you will need to have a student permit.

If you plan to study in a short-term program for 6 months or less, you do not need a study permit. You may do this while holding a visitor visa. But, you can apply for a study permit if you want to.

It is a good idea to apply for a study permit if you think you might want to study in another program after you complete the first program. If you already have a study permit, you can apply to extend your permit from inside Canada as long as you are still enrolled in school.

However, if you do not have a study permit, you will need to follow the instructions for applying for a study permit from outside Canada

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If you plan to study in a program for more than 6 months, you need a study permit.

What do I need to apply?

To apply for a study permit, you need:
  • An acceptance letter from a designated learning institution;
  • Proof of identity (such as a passport or travel document) for you and any family members who come with you to Canada;
  • To be a law-abiding citizen without a criminal record;
  • Proof that you have enough money to pay school fees and support yourself and any family members who come with you while you study; and,
  • To assure an immigration officer that you and any family members who come with you will leave Canada after you finish your studies.

Depending on your citizenship, you might also need:

  • To pass a medical exam; and/or
  • To get a temporary resident visa (or “entry visa”).

Where do I apply?

You have to apply through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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