Canada is a land of endless possibilities. Each year, nearly 500,000 international students choose Canada as their study destination. Why study in Canada as an international student? The reasons are as plentiful as our vast open spaces, as diverse as our people, and as abundant as the opportunities available to those who live, work, and study here.
When you study in Canada, you invest in your future. After all, a Canadian education opens the door to employment and business opportunities, and life in Canada after your studies. Canada’s university degrees and college diplomas are recognized worldwide, yet our tuition fees are among the lowest in English speaking countries. Canada’s vibrant research community is also a big draw.
As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable, peaceful society. You’ll feel safe, secure, and welcome here.
In most cases, you must obtain a study permit if you want to study in Canada.
To be eligible to study in Canada
- You must have been accepted by a school, college, university, or other educational institution in Canada.
- You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your: tuition fees; living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada; and return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
- You must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
- You must be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
- You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada when you have completed your studies.
In some cases, you do not require a study permit to go to school in Canada. For example, you do not need a study permit if you plan to take a course or program in Canada that lasts six months or less. You must complete the course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada.
Even if you do not need a study permit, it is a good idea to apply for a permit before you come to Canada. If you decide that you want to continue your studies in another program after you complete your short-term course or program, you must apply through a Canadian visa office outside Canada for a study permit if you do not already have one.
Canada’s world-class colleges and universities deliver more than 15,000 programs across hundreds of campuses. We will assist and guide you if you wish to study at some of the world’s top post-secondary institutions. Please contact us to explore rewarding educational opportunities in Canada.