What is a Study Permit for Canada?
A study permit is a legal document provided by the Canadian immigration authorities that work as authorization for foreign students to study in Universities or polytechnic colleges in Canada. International students can not study in Canada without getting a valid study permit. Apart from this, students who get a study permit are allowed to enrol just in Designated Learning Institutions. The study permit is usually valid for the length of your study, plus 3 or 4 months extra for any kind of preparation to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay in Canada.
Getting the Study Permit for Canada
You are required to bring the Letter of Introduction together with all the defined files to Canada. At the airport, you would meet with an Immigration Officer. Present the Passport and the Letter of Introduction to the border control agency officer who would then verify the same and if discovered sufficient, issue you your Study Permit.
Please also check:
SDS Canada (Student Direct Stream) program for Study Permit
Eligibility requirements for Canada Student Visa – General stream
You can make an application for a Canada Study visa if you satisfy the following criteria:
- You have been accepted by a designated learning institute (DLI)
- You have to pay your 1st-year tuition fee of approximately 15,500 to 22,000 CAD$/year. (It’s not compulsory to pay 1st-year fees, instead, you can just pay 6 months’ fees but by paying the first-year fees visa surety gets high)
- You have to show that you have sufficient funds (10,000 CAD$ )to cover your living expenses in Canada and to do so, you need to open a GIC ( Guaranteed Investment Certificate ) account either from Scotia or ICICI bank.
- Also, you have to show next year tuition fee in terms of saving statement, Fixed deposit or Bank loan, (It’s not compulsory but due to this visa surety gets high)
- You are required to prove that you have no criminal record and a clean background. The aspirants need to produce a police certificate to show this.
- You need to do a health checkup and produce a medical certificate that certifies that you remain in health.
- At the time of the visa interview, you are required to satisfy the visa officer that you will leave Canada once you complete your studies.