TRACS | Canada Study Visa

Eligibility Criteria for a Canada Study Visa:

  1. Acceptance by a Designated Learning Institution (DLI): You must have an acceptance letter from a recognized Canadian educational institution.
  2. Proof of Financial Support: You need to demonstrate that you have enough funds to cover your tuition fees, living expenses, and return transportation. The specific amount required may vary based on your chosen program and location.
  3. Language Proficiency: You must provide proof of your language proficiency in either English or French by taking a language test such as IELTS, TOEFL, or CELPIP.
  4. Genuine Intent: You must demonstrate that you genuinely intend to study in Canada and will leave the country after completing your studies.
  5. Medical Examination: In some cases, you may be required to undergo a medical examination to ensure you meet the health requirements.
  6. Security Clearance: You may need to provide a police certificate to prove that you have no criminal record or pose no security risk.

Canada Study Visa Application Process:

  1. Choose a Designated Learning Institution (DLI): Select an educational institution in Canada that is recognized and designated by the government.
  2. Gather Required Documents: Collect all necessary documents, including your acceptance letter, proof of financial support, language test results, and other supporting documents.
  3. Create an online account: Visit the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and create an online account.
  4. Complete the Application Form: Fill out the study permit application form accurately, providing all the required information.
  5. Pay the Application Fee: Pay the study permit application fee, which is non-refundable.
  6. Submit the Application: Upload all the required documents and submit your application online.
  7. Biometrics: In some cases, you may be required to provide biometric information (fingerprints and photograph) at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).
  8. Wait for Processing: The processing time for a study permit can vary. You can check the estimated processing time on the IRCC website.
  9. Decision and Passport Request: Once your application is processed, you will receive a decision. If approved, you will be asked to submit your passport to receive the study permit.


Yes, as an international student, you may be eligible to work on or off-campus while studying in Canada, typically up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks.

In certain cases, your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children may be eligible to accompany you to Canada or join you later. They may require their own study permits, work permits, or visitor visas.

Yes, you can apply to extend your study permit if you need additional time to complete your studies or if you wish to pursue further education. It is important to apply for an extension before your current permit expires.

Yes, studying in Canada can provide pathways to permanent residency. Programs such as the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), or the Express Entry system may allow you to transition from a study permit to permanent residency.

In most cases, you need to apply for a study permit from outside Canada. However, there are limited circumstances where you may be eligible to apply for a study permit.