S1 Student Visa for Canada
If you wish to study in Canada for more than 6 months, you will need Canadian Student Visa.
There are more than 150,000 international students who go to Canada every year to study. Canadian universities and colleges are respected worldwide for their high quality of education. Tuition fees for international students in Canada, and the cost of living, are among the lowest in the world. Eligible students can gain valuable Canadian work experience through off-campus employment.
Visa Requirements & Processing Time
How long will it take to process my study permit application?
- For Ireland residents applying in Ireland the average processing time is 5 weeks after your documents are with the embassy.
- If you apply from the UK, the process will take around 2 weeks.
- For applications submitted in Canada - processing time of 7 weeks applies.
What are the requirements for the student visa for Canada?
- Provide a letter of acceptance from a Canadian education institution;
- Prove you have sufficient funds for: tuition fees, living expenses for you and anyone on the visa application (dependent/ guardian), return transportation fees;
- Provide a police check certificate showing a clean criminal record;
- Be in good health - you may be required to pass medical examinations;
- In-person immigration assessment will determine if you intentions are genuine, and you plan to return to your home country after your course ends.
Student Visa Assessment Factors
- The course you wish to study;
- The educational institution you wish to study at;
- Your age;
- Your country of citizenship;
- Your financial capacity to cover tuition fees, living expenses for yourself and your family in Canada and return transportation for yourself and your family;
- Your character;
- Your health - a medical examination may be necessary;
- Your capacity to satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada when you have completed your studies.
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Start your free assessment today by either calling us on the phone or filling in our short contact form. A representative of ours will contact you shortly to confirm your details and assess your Canada student visa eligibility. You can also learn more about other options to migrate to Canada, such as the work permit, or the working holiday visa.
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Frequently Asked Questions
At what point I can start preparing my application?
What if the course I want to attend to is shorter then 6 months?
Will I need to go to an interview?
What happens if my application is approved?
What happens when I arrive in Canada?
Is there any difference in the process if I want to study in Quebec?
What if I change my address?
How do I renew my study permit while I am in Canada?
Am I allowed to return home for a visit or travel outside Canada during my studies?
If you leave Canada and want to return, you must have:
- a valid passport or travel documents
- a valid study permit if you are returning to study in Canada and
- a valid temporary resident visa if you are a citizen of a designated country for which Canada requires a visa.
If you are a citizen of a designated country and you travel to a country other than the United States, Greenland or Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, you will need a multiple-entry visa to re-enter Canada. If your temporary resident visa has expired or if your visa was only valid for a single entry, you must re-apply for a temporary resident visa at a Canadian visa office outside Canada before you can re-enter Canada.
How do I find out if I can work while studying in Canada?
Can I apply from within Canada?
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