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Temporary Resident

Study – Study permit

Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. The study permit is an IRCC issued document that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.

1. Regular application process
You can study in Canada if you:
• are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI)
• prove you have enough money to pay for your: o tuition fees
o living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
o return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada
• obey the law, have no criminal record and get a police certificate (if required)
• are in good health and get a medical exam (if required)
• prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires

Your responsibilities
• While studying in Canada you must:
o make progress towards completing your program
o respect any conditions listed on your study permit
o stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements and o leave Canada when your permit expires
• Depending on your case, there may be conditions on your study permit such as:
o if you’re allowed to work in Canada
o if you’re allowed to travel within Canada
o the date you must stop studying

2. Student Direct Stream
To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream, you must:
• be a legal resident living in 1 of the following countries:
o China
o India
o Morocco
o Pakistan
o the Philippines
o Senegal
o Vietnam
• have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI)
• live outside of Canada when you apply
• have proof you have paid your tuition for your first year of study
• have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000
• get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)
• get a police certificate before you apply (if you need one)
• have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)
• have a language test result that meets the language requirements from Immigration Canada. have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration. This is only if you’re planning to study in Quebec.

Depending on where you’re applying from, you may also need to provide other documents. Make sure you include all the documents required by the visa office that processes your application.

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