Study in Canada

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Study in Canada

A lot of students who apply for this visa end up frustrated because they are unable to complete their application on time, or even worse, they don’t get approved at all. Luckily, we have simplified the entire process by creating a step-by-step guide that will help you through every stage of your application.

What is a Canada Study Visa?

A Canada study visa allows you to travel to and study in Canada. This visa also allows you to work part-time to bear your expenses, and qualify for student facilities.
According to The Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022, Canada is home to 30 of the world’s top 500 universities. The number of international students opting to study in Canada keeps growing every year. A sizable number of these students stay back in Canada after finishing their studies.
Canada’s universities and community colleges provide some of the best international study programs alongside the best research facilities for foreign students. Canada should be at the top of your list if you are planning to study abroad.

Intakes in Canadian Universities

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Summer – Lasts from May to August.

Top Universities in Canada

Toronto- It is the most populous city in Canada and is one of the most diverse cities of Canada, with a huge immigrant population making it a preferred choice for international students. It is a beautiful city and has some of the best universities in the world which include University of Toronto, Ryerson University, Humber College, York University and Trent University
Montreal- It is the capital of the French speaking Quebec province of Canada. It is a historically important and vibrant city and has been a hub of commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, education, art, culture, tourism, food, fashion, video game development, film, and world affairs. It is home to excellent universities like McGill University, Universite de Montreal and Concordia University. These universities cater to a huge number of international students.
Vancouver- It is a popular tourist destination and has consistently been named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. However, it is also a very expensive city to live in. Top universities in Vancouver include University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University Canada West and Vancouver Island University, which provide world-class technical and professional education.
Ottawa- It is the capital city of Canada and is the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions. The top universities in Ottawa include University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College and Saint Paul University.
Calgary- It is a city which houses industries related to energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectorsrelated industries. The universities in Calgary include the University of Alberta and University of Calgary.
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#Student visa is called as ‘Study Permit’
#Study Permit is issued by CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
#For courses less than 6 months Study Permit is not required
#Study permit is for course duration + 90 days
#As a student there are 3 different visa checklist/categories
1 SPP Category
2 General Category
3 University Category

Dependents information:

Your spouse or common-law partner may apply for a work permit if:
you are a full-time student at:
#a public post-secondary institution, such as a college or university or collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) in Quebec
# a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50 percent of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently, only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify) or
#a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees
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Costs Involved for a Canadian Student Visa

The Canadian student visa requirements state that you must have $10,000 CAD or above to study in Canada and $11,000 CAD in Quebec, on top of tuition fees.
Living costs in Canada depend on your spending habits and location. Living in large cities is generally more expensive

Application Fees for a Canadian Student Visa

- Study Permit Application Fees : CA$150
- Work Permit Including Extensions : CA$155
- Visitor Visa (Single or Multiple Entry) : CA$100
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  • What are the available Study Programs?
  • What are the different type of universities in Canada?
  • What are the different type of universities in Canada?

What are the available Study Programs?

- Certificate or Diploma of one or two years of duration
- Advanced Diplomas of two or three years
- Undergraduate Programs of three or four years
- Postgraduate Programs of two years
- Doctorates or PhDs of four or five years with dissertation

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What are the different type of universities in Canada?

The higher education system in Canada is no different from the American education system. There are three main types of Canadian institutions for education:
Public Universities : Besides receiving tuition fees from students, these universities are run by the provincial, territorial, or federal governments.
Private Universities : These universities do not receive any funds from Canadian government bodies. These universities receive funds through donations and research grants.
Liberal Arts Colleges : Public or private colleges are smaller in number in Canada than in the USA. Their primary emphasis is on undergraduate programs in liberal arts.

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What are the different type of universities in Canada?

Which Canadian universities can I apply to without IELTS?
University of Winnipeg : It is compulsory here to produce proof of the English language. This university does not consider IELTS to be essential. You can avail of other alternatives in the university itself.
Brock University: IELTS is not required to get enrolled in this university. Other alternatives like TOEFL and IELP (Intensive English Language Program) are also valid. Your last three years of study in English with decent grades are also valid here.
University of Saskatchewan: Apart from IELTS and TOEFL, this university also accepts CanTest. This is a Canadian Test of English for scholars and trainees from other countries. This university’s English Language Training program is also a good option.
Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador: This is one of the top-ranked universities in Canada. You can attend the CAEL or the ELP (English Language Program) classes here or attempt IELTS, TOEFL, or CanTest.
Cambrian College: It is well-known for its broad focus on research and employment. IELTS and TOEFL are not required for admission. International students can continue their studies with other universities in Canada.

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Processing Time for a Canadian Student Visa

Your Canada Student Visa can take up to a maximum of 45 business days as per new guidelines issued under the SDS program.

Important FAQs

There is a rise in rejection with an increase in the number of student visa applications. On average, about 39% of total study permit visas are rejected each year. Several factors influence the steep rise in Canadian student visa rejection.

There are a multitude of opportunities for international students to apply for permanent residency after studying in Canada. Spearheaded by the Federal Express Entry system, there is a wide network of immigration programs offering citizenship Canada :
  1. 1.) The Atlantic Immigration Pilot has a specific stream for international graduates.
  2. 2.) With three streams at different levels of graduates, Ontario, the largest province in Canada leads the way among the provincial nominee programs.
  3. 3.) When the PR candidate has an advanced level knowledge of French, Quebec’s international graduate stream will not require a job offer.
  4. 4.) Specific international graduate streams are also available for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
  5. 5.) PR provision for international graduates is available under the Alberta Opportunity Stream.

Other provinces are offering a window of up to three years to hold a post graduation work permit for gaining the required work experience to qualify for Canadian permanent residence.

Most common reasons for rejection of Canada Student Visa include –
  • – Financial insufficiency for studying in Canada.
  • – The chosen study program fails to align with the applicant’s academic or employment background.
  • – Issues with the applicant’s Letter of Acceptance from the Canadian institution 
  • – Non-native, English-speaking international students failing to submit the required proof of language proficiency when required
  • – Lack of supporting evidence in your travel history or identity documents 
  • – Lack of intent to return to the home country as the study permit is a temporary visa 
  • – Lack of job opportunities in the home country is another indication that the applicant is intending to settle in Canada. The choice of your study program should not cast such doubts.
You must abide by these while studying in Canada :
  • >> Ensure progress with your study program.
  • >> Respect all conditions listed on your study permit.
  • >> Stop studying when you no longer meet the requirements.
  • >> Prepare to leave Canada at the expiry of your study permit.

Prospective international students can study either French or English as a second language in Canada. The programs are of good quality, as can be seen on the Languages Canada website. This organization provides a quality assessment of the language schools across Canada and offers lists of approved programs and members.

The immigration officer examining an application for a study permit renewal has the right to request proof that the applicant has met the requirements of the original study permit. This may manifest as a letter from the institution clarifying that the student has been actively pursuing his or her studies.A second Letter of Acceptance is not generally required for the renewal of a study permit.

As an international student in Canada, you can work for 20 hours every week during session, and full-time on breaks.

In order to be eligible to work off-campus during his or her studies, an international student must:
  • 1.) hold a valid study permit;
  • 2.) be studying full-time at a (Visit our dedicated page for a comprehensive Designated Learning Institution (DLI) List);
  • 3.) have satisfactory academic standing as determined by their institution;
  • 4.) be studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that is at least six months in duration and leads to a degree, diploma or certificate
  • 5.) have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

If an international student’s situation changes and he or she no longer meets any of the above eligibility requirements, he or she must stop working off-campus.


Sometimes a student who is no longer studying full-time may be able to continue working off-campus if he/she is now studying part-time because it is the last semester of his or her study program and a full-time course schedule is no longer required to complete the program of study.

  • >> Students enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) program;
  • >> Students taking a general interest course or program; and
  • >> Visiting or exchange students at a designated learning institution

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