Foreign nationals who want to study in Canada at designated learning institutions (DLIs) must have study permits. To study in Canada, the majority of international students need a study permit. Before applying, make sure you have all the proper documents. Applying is a must before moving to Canada. Canada welcomes more than 130,000 students from foreign countries each year. A study permit allows a foreign national to study in Canada.
Requirements for Eligibility
Make progress toward completion of your program, abide by any conditions listed on your study permit, and discontinue your study if you no longer meet the requirements.
Depending on your circumstances, your study permit may include conditions such as
Eligibility Requirements for the Study Permits
Proof of Acceptance: To apply for a Canadian study permit, you must have an acceptance letter from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
Proof of Identity: You and each family member accompanying you to Canada must have a valid passport or travel document, as well as two recent passport-size photos when applying for your study permit.
Proof of Financial Support: You must provide documentation proving that you have sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses (housing, food, etc.) for yourself and any accompanying family members for your first year of study.
Letter of explanation:: This letter helps the visa officer understand you and your purpose. It explains why you want to study in Canada and that you are aware of your obligations as a student.
Even if you don’t need a study permit for your program, you should include this letter if you decide to apply for one.
Responsibilities as an International Student in Canada
An applicant can work while studying
If you have a study permit, you are eligible to work part-time and are not required to apply for a work permit separately. Additionally, you must confirm that you have a current Social Insurance Number (SIN). Your ability to work ends the moment your study permits expire.