If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent residence and want to study in Canada as an international student you may need a study permit and/or a visitor visa. Canada has one of the best and most respected education systems in the world. Every year, thousands of students from other countries pursue their educational goals in Canada. With new ways to gain valuable Canadian work experience during and after the studies, the advantages of studying in Canada are great. There are also permanent immigration options for international students who have graduated from post-secondary programs in Canada.
If you wish to take academic, professional or vocational training at a university, college or other educational institution in Canada, you will need a study permit before you enter Canada.
What you need to be eligible to study in Canada:
According to new rules that will reduce the potential for fraud or misuse of the program while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and improving services to genuine students which came into force on June 1, 2014. The new rules will:
Studying while in Canada:
All study permit holders in Canada need to actively pursue studies. This means that:
Your educational institution will report to CIC on your continued enrollment and academic status. You may also be asked by an immigration officer to provide evidence of your continued enrollment and academic status.
Full-time students pursuing an academic, professional, or vocational training program at a designated learning institution are: