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Canada Student Visa Guidelines

To study in Canada, International Students have to apply for a study permit. Before applying for a study permit, students must have been accepted at a recognized school, university or college in Canada.

Application fee is 125 Canadian Dollars (equivalent to Rs. 5,470/-) and Rs.700 as Processing Charges

Document Checklist to file for Study Permit

SET I

  • Passport
  • Application form (2 passport size photographs affixed)
  • Personal Information form
  • Student Questionnaire Form
  • Letter of acceptance from Canadian Educational Institutions
  • Use of a representative form
  • Copy of Certificat d’acceptation du Québec – CAQ (for Québec bound students)

SET II

  • IELTS / TOEFL score card (taken within last 24 months and overall score not less than 6.0)
  • Copy of most recent degree with mark sheets
  • Other educational degrees

SET III

  • Financial Documents (Funds to be shown: Tuition + $10,000 as living cost for 12 months)

Processing Time for Study Permit varies from 15 days to 30 days for receipt of initial response. Upon receipt of Initial Response, students have to submit Medical Examinations reports.

Student Partners Program The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The SPP was launched in April 2009 as a pilot to improve student recruitment outcomes. Due to the improvement achieved during the pilot, the program is being extended and expanded in 2010. The Student Partners Program is open to Indian nationals only. Students do not apply to the SPP; they apply to a participating college and may be considered under the program if they meet specific criteria. Application submission under the SPP is at the discretion of each participating college.

Visa Processing Time for Applications under Student Partners Program is comparatively less as the Medical Test can be taken before lodging the visa application.

List of Participating Institutions in Student Partners Program:

  • Algonquin College
  • Bow Valley College
  • Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Camosun College
  • Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Columbia College
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Douglas College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College of Arts & Technology
  • Grant MacEwan University
  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Marine Institute of Memorial University
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Niagara College
  • North Island College
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Northern College
  • Northern Lights
  • Okanagan College
  • Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
  • Selkirk College
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  • St-Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • St. Lawrence College
  • University of The Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Vancouver Community College

Possible Reasons for Visa Rejection

  • Financial Proofs shown are not enough to support student while studying in Canada.
  • Student has not passed the medical examination.
  • Application has not satisfied the visa officer that primary intention in Canada is to study.
  • Application has not satisfied the visa officer that student will leave Canada at the end of study.

Student Work Permit

It is possible for an international student to work in Canada and there are opportunities for jobs on and off campus. However to work off-campus student will require a Student Work Permit. With the Student Work Permit, student will be eligible to work off-campus for 20 hours/week while semester is in session and full-time during semester break.

To be eligible for the Student Work Permit, student must be enrolled in a participating Institution. At Impel, we will help you in getting admission in a Participating Institution. Students can apply for Work Permit after maintaining a full-time student status for 6 months. Application fee is 150 Canadian Dollars and Processing Time is 35 to 40 days.