Study permit application

A Study Permit is a document issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that allows a foreign individual to study in Canada for a limited time. Most international students will require a Study Permit to study in Canada.

To be eligible to study in Canada

  • You must have been accepted by a designated learning institution in Canada.
  • You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your:
    • tuition fees
    • living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada and
    • return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
  • You must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
  • You must be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
  • You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.

Obtaining a study permit:

  • If you are a prospective student, you should first decide what sort of program you wish to pursue, and determine what institution is the best fit for your field of study.
  • Once one or more places of study have been pinpointed, you should learn what you must do to get admission.
  • Once admission to one or more schools has been obtained, you can begin applying for a study permit.
  • When applying for a study permit, it is important to remember that CIC may require you to under go medical examinations and provide Police Clearance Certificates.
  • If you wish to study in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec, you will also require approval from immigration authorities of the Government of Quebec.

Application Process: