Student visa for Canada

Student visa for Canada

Student visa

Student visa is necessary if you wish to study on some study program in Canada that lasts longer than 6 months.

The conditions for student visa

  • The first requirement is that you have enrolled to studies at some of the educational institutions in Canada (Letter of Acceptance)
  • For those who wish to study in Quebec it is necessary to get the Certificate of Acceptance (Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ)) issued by Ministry of Immigration of Quebec
  • You should plan to stay temporarily in Canada
  • You should have enough financial resources to cover one year of studying in Canada
  • You need to meet other conditions regarding language skills, biometric data, health condition, insurance and character requirements

The benefits of student visa

Student visa allows you to study any program you want at any of educational institutions in Canada listed on the Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) list. Student visa gives you the opportunity to bring your family with you (your kids and your partner) and the opportunity for you and your partner to work in Canada. Usually, the student is allowed to work part-time, up to 20 hours a week during the studies and a full-time during the break. Some study options allow your partner to apply for open work permit and work full-time.

Duration of the student visa

Student visa is valid for the duration of study program and up to 90 days after completing your studies.

Applying for student visa

There are two ways to apply for a student visa: first one is online via website of Canada’s immigration service and the second one is in the Visa Application Centre (VAC) which can be found in most of the countries.

Fees and processing time

Visa fee for processing student visa application is 150CAD plus additional 85CAD for biometric data that needs to be provided to the nearest Visa Application Centre (VAC). The average visa processing time is around 5 weeks.

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