Study permit is a document issued by IRCC that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. When you receive your student visa, you will also receive an Introduction Letter of Study Permit. With this letter and the university’s offer, students can obtain their study permits at Canadian customs. The duration of your study permit determines how long you can stay in Canada. Customs officers generally decide how long to grant you a study permit based on your graduation time. If the study permit expires without renewal, the student must leave Canada. Otherwise, it will be an illegal stay and you will face the possibility of repatriation.  


Application for Study Permit

Paper application: The applicant will place a completed and signed application form, checklist, and service consent, along with a passport, two photos and all necessary application materials and proof of payment for visa, service, and courier return fees, in a sealed envelope. Mail the envelope to the Canadian Visa Application Centre located in your country.

Submit your application online: You can submit your study permit application online through the official website of Immigration Canada. First, you need to answer some questions on the official website according to your own situation. Then, the system will feedback the application materials you need to submit based on your answers.  


Which channel should I use to submit my study permit application?

In the past few years, domestic agencies helped applicants with more paper applications when they signed up. At present, we help applicants to use the online application channel when submitting materials. The materials required for online application are simpler and the application processing time is shorter. Many applicants believe that it has a higher successful rate of using paper application. This is a misunderstanding. We recommend that applicants use online application to sign.  


Types of study permits


Things to be Aware

The main reason for the refusal of Canadian study permits is essentially the comprehensive consideration of English, study plan, school, and funding. Of course, there is another factor called immigration intention. The immigration intention is a key point considered by the Canadian immigration officers. However, Canada’s national policy is to continue to attract outstanding international student immigrants, but at the same time, the applicants may be refused because of their overstay after graduation, which makes the case very tricky. In theory, the immigration Canada allows international students to have the willingness to immigrate. However, it is a must to avoid this intention when applying for a study permit. At present, many applicants are stuck on two factors that measure the intention of immigration: age and the school they are going to apply. Graduates over the age of 25 should be careful on their study permit applications. The older the students and the longer they leave campus, the higher the rejection rate they may face. The solutions are: prepare your compelling study plans, well-founded career and life plans.  


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