How to Get a Student Visa for Canada

Canada Student Visa

Canada Student Visa

According to the Government of Canada, there are over 150,000 international students who go to Canada every year to study. The process for getting a student visa for Canada is fairly straightforward. These visas are usually valid for the length of the program of study. Here are the steps:

Find your consulate

Find your closest consulate (i.e. the consulate that services your jurisdiction.)

You will need to look under the third column in the table labeled “Applications for Temporary Resident Visas, Study Permits or Work Permits.”

Find the visa page

Normally, after you land on the consulate page, there will be a link somewhere on the page that says either “Visit” or “Visas and Immigration.” Find that link and click it.

Find the visa applications

Look for a link that says something like “How to apply for a visa” and click on it.

Gather documentation

Follow the instructions: Gather the required documents/fees.

Submit materials

Submit your application to the consulate.

Receive your visa

Here is the latest information on any required vaccines for your stay in Canada.

Visa Hunter's Notes

If you are interested in working during or after your studies , you can either apply for one of the student-related work permits or apply for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Vaccination information

Here is the latest information on any required vaccines for your stay in Canada.

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