With more and more people looking for education facilities of internal level and the world-class universities offering top-notch facilities, Canada is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international students come from all over the world. While the Canadian Government has detailed study permit guidelines available, but still many people fail to obtain positive results. This is why we bring to you this detailed guide that lets you get your study permit in just 5 steps.
Step #1 – Get your Acceptance Letter!
The first thing that anyone would need to apply for a study permit of Canada is the acceptance letter from a Canadian university. It is mandatory that the acceptance letter from the college or university has all the specific information and it is always smart to verify the contents of your letter by comparing it. The college or university should be a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Make sure to note that not all study programs are eligible for post-graduation work permits.
Step #2 – Prepare Study Permit Application!
After the letter or acceptance from a certified institution, next comes the step where you need to prepare a study permit application. It can be quite complex and challenging to complete the study permit application, which should also prove your intentions in Canada and your ability to support yourself. Remember the documentation required for a study permit vary from country to country, so make sure to know the required documents to be attached with your application for study in Canada. Following are the documentation that you must provide with the study permit application, in addition to those documents requested for your country:
- Acceptance Letter
- Proof of Financial Support
Step #3 – Submit Study Permit Application!
Before you submit your study permit application for Canada, it is important that you check the documents, required documents, and the details provided in the application multiple times. Once you are sure about the application, now comes the step to submit the application. It can be done online using the online web-portal. Additionally, you can also a paper-based application in hard copy to your designated visa application centre (VAC). The time for visa application processing may vary from country to country, ranging from a few weeks to a few months.
Step #4 – Travel to Canada!
IF everything goes well, your study permit application will approve without any hurdle and if it is done, you will receive a Letter of Introduction at the Port of Entry (POE) along with a travel visa. These documents are required to authorize your eligibility to enter Canada at the Canada airport. The study permit is not mailed to you, so make sure that you pick it up when you land at a Canadian POE.
Step #5 – Maintain good status!
When you enter Canada as a student on a study permit, it is smart that you obey the rules and regulations as a student in Canada. If you want to work while studying, make sure that you work only for the permitted hours.