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Study permit

What is a study permit?

A study permit is a document that gives you permission to remain in Canada for a temporary period of time. With this permission there are also conditions that you must follow. Please visit the Government of Canada website for general conditions.

To help you plan your study abroad experience, please visit the Study in Canada section of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Applying for a study permit

What you need

To apply for a study permit, you will need to get the correct documents. For information about what documents you will need to apply for a study permit, please visit the Government of Canada web page.

How to apply

You can apply for a study permit online or by mail.

To apply online, you need to have electronic copies of your documents and a valid credit card for payments.

To apply on paper, you need to visit a Visa Application Centre (VAC) and ask for an application package. 

More information

Please visit the Government of Canada’s Get your study permit web page for more information on applying for a study permit, what to do after you apply and how to prepare for your arrival.