What is a study permit?
The study permit is a document that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
While studying in Canada under a study permit you must:
always be enrolled at a DLI
make progress towards completing your program
respect any conditions listed on your study permit
stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements and
leave Canada when your permit expires
Depending on your case, there may be conditions on your study permit such as:
the level of studies you can attend
if you are allowed to work in Canada
if you can’t travel within Canada
the date you must stop studying
Before you 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
You also must:
prove that you have enough money to pay for your:
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
be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
be 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.
For more information, please go to https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html