Study Permit Process

Applying for a study permit in Canada can be a daunting task for international students. As such, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide that outlines the process of obtaining a study permit and provides tips on how to increase the likelihood of a successful application.

What is a Study Permit?

A study permit is a document issued by the Canadian government that allows foreign nationals to study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. It is mandatory for international students who plan to study in Canada for more than six months.

Who is Eligible for a Study Permit?

To be eligible for a study permit in Canada, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance letter from a DLI
  • Sufficient financial resources to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation
  • Clean criminal record and no threat to Canadian security
  • Good health and willingness to undergo a medical examination if required

How to Apply for a Study Permit

The application process for a study permit in Canada can be divided into the following steps:

  1. Apply for acceptance to a DLI in Canada
  2. Gather the necessary documents for your study permit application, which include a valid passport, proof of financial support, and a letter of acceptance from the DLI
  3. Complete and submit the study permit application online or by mail
  4. Pay the application fee and biometric fee (if applicable)
  5. Wait for processing and approval of your study permit application

Tips for a Successful Study Permit Application

To increase the chances of a successful study permit application, we recommend the following tips:

  • Apply early: It is advisable to apply for a study permit as soon as you receive an acceptance letter from a DLI. This allows sufficient time for processing and potential delays.
  • Provide accurate information: Make sure to provide accurate and complete information in your study permit application. Any discrepancies or errors may result in delays or rejection.
  • Demonstrate financial resources: Provide evidence of sufficient financial resources to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation. This may include bank statements, scholarship letters, or loan documents.
  • Obtain medical examination: If required, obtain a medical examination from a designated physician to demonstrate good health and meet Canadian health standards.
  • Follow up on application status: Keep track of the status of your study permit application and respond promptly to any requests for additional information.


In conclusion, obtaining a study permit in Canada requires careful preparation and attention to detail. We hope that our comprehensive guide has provided valuable insights and tips to help international students successfully obtain a study permit and pursue their academic goals in Canada.

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