It is a document that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. A study permit is not a visa, you may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (ETA) to enter Canada. A visitor visa is generally issued with the approval of a Study permit. For Study permit, students, you may need to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
  • Prove you have enough money to pay for your
  • Tuition Fees
  • Living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
  • Obey the law, have no criminal record, and get a police certificate (if required)
  • Are in good health and get a medical exam (if required)
  • Prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires

Student Direct Stream (SDS)

 With the Student Direct Stream program, the students can get their Canada study permit faster. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada tend to process the Canada Study Visa process within 20 days only. To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream, you must be a legal resident living in one of the following countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Grenadines
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Saint Vincent and the
  • Senegal
  • Vietnam

However, some applications can take time. One must need to perform some of the formalities fast if they want to apply under the Student Direct Stream program. The Applicants must have the following documents when they apply:

  • Acceptance from a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI)
  • Tuition fee paid for your first year of study
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAD10,000
  • A minimum score of 6 in IELTS with no band less than 6 or a TEF (Test d’évaluation de français – French language proficiency test) score that is equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • Copy of your medical examination from an authorized panel of doctors
  • Relevant academic background with complete academic documents
  • An additional requirement of CAQ for students intending to study in Quebec

Study Permit Extension

 As we all know a valid study permit is a mandatory document for an international student pursuing studies in Canada. However, there are times when a student takes longer than the stipulated time to complete his/her program of study. Also, there are occasions when the students transfer to a program of study that has a longer duration. Here, the need for study permit extension might arise.

When to extend your study permit?

  Following are two circumstances in which an international student needs to extend the study permit in Canada:

  • If the student has already completed the program of study and has received a letter of acceptance for another program.
  • If the student is unable to complete the program within the designated time of the program of study.

To avoid any hassle, it is highly recommended to apply for the extension at least 30 days before the expiry of the current Study Permit.

How We Can Help You?

Planning to study in Canada as an international student can be hard and puzzling at the same time. Although the country is flooded with many educational institutions, choosing the right one is a big task. Fortunately, our team of the best education counselors at All-Time Immigration is happy to simplify the entire process for its clients. We accompany clients from start till the end. Our counselors indulge in the profiling of the prospective applicant to help the team choose the best-suited program of study. This is followed by getting the letter of acceptance from a DLI, preparation, and submission of your visa application. To realize your dream of studying in Canada, Consult us today.

Contact us on +1 (778) 834-8160 or drop a message on