Canada Student Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you want to study and reside in Canada for more than 3 months, then you may want to apply for a student visa.

You can apply for this visa online or through a paper application. Processing times may vary from 1-4 week(s), depending on the visa office.

You can get the application guide package with the instruction guide and the forms to fill manually.

Before applying for a study permit at a Canadian visa office, you must first get a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).

The letter must be issued by the Canadian institution (e.g. school district, University, etc.) on official letterhead, show the exact amount of tuition fees you are required to pay, the anticipated starting and finishing dates and the date by which you need to register.

Once you have your acceptance letter, you can complete and submit an application for a study permit.

Citizens of certain countries or territories may require a TRV in order to travel to Canada, while others may require an eTA. Find out if you need a TRV or an eTA.

Note: All primary and secondary institutions in Canada are automatically designated and do not appear on the DLI List.

An international student, you may work under any Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s work programs for students, if you meet certain eligibility requirements. Learn more here.



12 months



36 Month(s)


P. Residency

24 Month(s)


Processing time

1 - 4 week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Canada Student Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport, min. of six months after arrival in Canada.
  • You must be accepted in a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • You must obtain a Letter of Acceptance from the college enrolled at.
  • You may be required to provide medical test results.
  • You must show evidence of financial support to stay and study in Canada.
  • Additional requirements may be present on case basis.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Canada Student Visa?

6 Document Required

  • Passport or travel document copy.
  • 2 recent passport-size photographs with your name and date of birth written at the back of them. Biometrics requirements along with the photo may be asked.
  • Letter of Acceptance from where you intend to study.
  • Proof of financial support for your studies and stay in Canada.
  • Photocopy of your marriage certificate/license (as applicable).
  • Any additional documents as required by the visa office.

Talent Migration data for Canada

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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