STUDY PERMITS

In most cases, you must have a valid study permit to study in Canada.

A study permit is the official document issued by an officer that allows someone who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to study in Canada.

A study permit is not needed for:

  • Any program of study that is six months or less that can be completed within the period authorized upon entry into Canada;
  • Courses that are not academic, professional or vocational in nature that can be completed within the period authorized upon entry into Canada;
  • Courses included in tour packages as a secondary activity for tourists;
  • Nursery schools or kindergartens.