Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Make sure the institute you choose is a designated learning institution (DLI). You need to have all the documents to apply for a study permit before you travel to Canada. Once your study permit is approved by IRCC, they will automatically issue a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization as a study permit is not a visa and doesn’t let you enter Canada.
You need a study permit if the program you are engaging in is an academic, professional, vocational, or other education or training that is more than six months in duration. If the program finishes in less than six months, there is no need to apply for a study permit.
According to Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), some activities are not considered studies and do not require a study permit. For example, pre-school, general interest courses, distance education, or audited courses for which you do not obtain credit. Most foreign nationals need to apply for a study permit before entering Canada. Some exceptions to this are US citizens, US permanent residents, residents of Greenland, or a resident of St. Pierre and Miquelon as they can obtain study permits when entering Canada.
In certain cases, a foreign national may be exempt from obtaining a study permit to study in Canada. We can help you in obtaining a Study as well as in applying for your Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), which is also a pathway towards earning Canadian permanent residence.