Do I need a Visa or Study Permit?
If you are planning to study in Canada for less than six months, you may enter the country as a visitor. Visitors from some countries will need a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada. If you are planning to study in Canada for more than six months, you will need to obtain a Study Permit for your period of study.
Before arriving in Canada
- Temporary Resident Visa:
Students are advised to visit the Citizenship and Immigration website to determine if they need a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada for studies of 6 months or less.
- Study Permit:
Students intending to study in Canada for more than 6 months will be required to obtain a Study Permit. The English Language Institute will issue a Letter of Acceptance for students studying in any full-time English language program. This letter can be submitted when applying for a Temporary Resident Visa or a Study Permit.
Please visit the Government of Canada website for all updated information referring to Visas and Study Permits.