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Study in Canada at the top Canadian Colleges, with 1000+ colleges to choose from. Your Study visa to Canada comes with an option to work and earn while you study. In addition, as a student in Canada, you are eligible for Post Graduate Work Permit that opens up the Immigration pathway in the future. Studying in Canada is one of the best choices as Canada offers an excellent education system, rich infrastructure, and best-in-class curriculum. So why choose Canada to study and apply for your study permit, your answer below: 

What is the Canada Study Visa?

The Canada study visa is the document that is required to study in Canada. It involves getting letter of acceptance from designated learning institution and then applying to IRCC for study permit.

For certain countries, a Student Direct Stream program is being offered to fast track their study permit application.

What is the eligibility criteria for Canada Study permit?

To be eligible for studying in Canada, you must fulfil the following requirements.

  • Your tuition fees
  • Your living expenses including those of the family members who will accompany you to Canada
  • Your return transportation cost including those of the accompanying family members
  • You must provide the required police certificate and should have no criminal records
  • You must undergo medical exam from IRCC designated panel
  • You must be able to prove that will leave Canada post expiry of your study permit

Student Direct Stream

Eligibility Requirements for Canada's Student Direct Stream:
Student Direct stream is open for legal resident of select countries and it leads to faster processing of study permit application. The requirement for this category is:
  • You must be a legal resident and living in one of the select countries ( Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil,
    China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the
    Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam)
  • you must have a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary designated learning institution
  • you must be outside of Canada when you apply
  • you must of proof that you have paid tuition fee for your first year of study
  • you must have a have a GIC ( Guaranteed Investment Certificate) of CAN$10,000
  • you must have a language test result with the required scores to be eligible

Apply for Study Permit

How to apply for Study Permit to Canada?
The process of obtaining a Canadian Study permit involves 5 steps

1. Research: Finding the best fit basis your qualification and interest is one of the most important step. Identifying the college that will match your profile is the trickiest bit and it is here where one need to do extensive research.
To find your Designated Learning Institute: Click Here

2. Eligibility Check: Once the college has bee shortlisted, you need to do a eligibility check to see if it aligns with your requirement. Also, see the college specific requirement that needs to be met including important deadlines or any entrance exams

3. Apply: Collect all the documents, present yourself well in you statememt of purpose and apply to the college. The statement of purpose is crucial document and need expertise in drafting one.

4. Letter of Acceptance: Once the documents have been submitted, you need letter of acceptance from the designated learning institution.

5. Applying for Study Permit: Submit your letter of acceptance along with all other documents and apply for study permit.

How To Apply For Study Permit To Canada?

The process of obtaining a Canadian Study permit involves 5 steps
Study Permit Canada: Step 1 for applying to colleges


Research & Profile Mapping

Conduct thorough research on  universities and course basis your profile and interests

Canada Study Process step 5



Check the eligibility criteria,
timelines and  select the

course and university

Study In Canada step 2


Letter of

Fulfill all university-specific
requirements and  submit

all documents

Study Visa Canada step 4


Study Permit

With letter of acceptance

 and other documents apply for
Study permit to IRCC

Study Permit process step 3


Apply for

Once study permit is approved,
apply for your travel document
to enter Canada

Financial Support: Proof of Funds

You need to prove that you have funds to support yourself and those family members accompanying you to Canada. The proof of funds could be::
  • If funds have been transferred to Canada, proof of the Canadian bank account in your name
  • GIC (guaranteed investment certificate) from participating Canadian financial institution
  • Proof of any student loan or education loan taken from a financial institution
  • The bank statement for the last 4 months.
  • A bank draft that is convertible to Canadian dollars
  • The tuition fee and accommodation fee payment proof
  • A letter from the institution or the who is giving you money
  • Proof of funding paid, in case of a scholarship or if enrolled in a Canada-funded education program.
Amount of Fund Required over and above the tuition fee: For All Provinces Except Quebec
Number of Person Coming to Canada Amount of Funds Required (Above Tution Fee)
Yearly Monthly
Only the student CAN$10,000 CAN$833
One accompanying Family Member: ADD CAN$4,000 CAN$333
Every additional family Member: ADD CAN$3,000 CAN$255
Amount of Fund Required over and above the tuition fee: For Quebec Only
Number of Person Coming to Canada Amount of Funds Required (Above Tution Fee)
Less than 18 years 18 years or Above Yearly Monthly
One person CAN$6,569 CAN$547
One person CAN$13,134 CAN$1,095
Two person CAN$19,264 CAN$1,605
One person Two person CAN$21,579 CAN$1,798
Two person Two person CAN$23,290 CAN$1,941

Ready to Apply for your Study Permit to Canada?

Coming to Canada as an international student is a stressful process. With so many options to choose from in terms of programs and schools, it can be very confusing for you to pick the right fit.

We at Sun CAN believe in simplifying the entire process for you. From carefully studying your profile, to finding the right mix of program and college for you, we provide end to end solution for your study permit.

Every student application is unique and it is this that sets you apart from others. We at Sun CAN counsel you at each step and esure timely guidance across all steps.

Get FREE advice from our RCIC Consultant on your Study Permit Application today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I study in Canada after 12th?

Studying in Canada after the 12th is definitely an intelligent career move. You lay a strong foundation for your career growth with international exposure, best in class curriculum, and a multicultural environment. As an international student in Canada, you also open up Work Permit, Permanent residency pathway, and eventually become a Canadian Citizen. You can opt for a diploma or undergraduate courses. The choice of the program is critical and depends on

  Your core subjects in 12th

 Your academic performance

Your reason behind choosing the program

Eligibility Requirements:

You need to meet the requirements for applying for your Study Permit to Canada. This would include:

  • Marksheets 
  • Letter of acceptance at the institution
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof Of Funds
  • Biometrics
  • Passport
  • Letter of reference (if applicable)
  • IELTS score

The requirements may vary depending on your specific profile. Book a call with us if you need help starting your Study Permit Application. 

Can I Study in Canada without IELTS?

Studying in Canada has a language test as one of its main requirements. Many students find IELTS difficult to clear, and thus certain Canadian universities provide alternatives. Though, a study permit application without IELTS might be pretty challenging to go through. Yet, It is possible to study in Canada without IELTS, provided you meet the college or university-specific language requirements. The requirement could vary from college to college and may include one of the following

  • You could submit a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from previous academic institutions.
  • You may have to clear any course or exam at the respective university.
  • You could be allowed to provide scores of other English Proficiency tests like PTE, TOEFL, or Duolingo English Test
  • You may be given the option to submit proofs that you studied in English medium school for a minimum of 4 years as a substitute for the English proficiency scores.
  • You may be exempted from providing an IELTS score if you are from an English-speaking country. 

Which university do not require IELTS score for studying in Canada?

Studying In Canada without IELTS is possible but you need to meet the Language requirement of the specific university as a substitute to the IELTS score. Some of the universities that do not require IELTS score are:

  • Algoma University
  • Brandon University
  • Brock University
  • Cambrian University
  • Carleton University
  • Concordia University
  • McGill University
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Okanagan College 
  • Seneca College
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Winnipeg


Are a student visa and a study permit to Canada the same?

The study permit and student visa are two different documents. Mostly, people use it interchangeably, but the purpose of each is entirely different. The study permit is issued to international students to study at the Designated Learning Institute. The students need to fulfill all the criteria for a study permit before applying for it.

The student visa is an authorization given to you to enter Canada. The study permit is not your travel document. Basis your country, you may need a visa or eTA to enter Canada.
You can find more details about it in the Visitor Visa section. ( ADD INPAGE LINK TO VISTOR VISA PAGE)

To summarise,

STUDY PERMIT= Authorises you to STUDY in Canada

STUDENT VISA= Travel Document to ENTER Canada

You need to get a study permit to Canada first and then apply for a visa to travel to Canada.

Is it difficult to get a study permit in Canada?

Getting a letter of acceptance is the first step of studying in Canada. While you might think that once the letter of acceptance is received, work is mostly complete. However, the next stage of applying to IRCC for a study permit is equally challenging. The chances of rejection these days are close to 30%, and thus it is critical to be very thorough with your application. Some of the factors that could lead to denial are incomplete forms, missing documents, inability to convince the officials of your intent to leave Canada post completion of your studies, or inconsistency in the course chosen. Therefore, it becomes vital to get expert advice while applying for your study permit and apply with your case-specific documents at the right time.

How long does it take to get a study permit in Canada?

The processing time of a study permit depends on the country from where you are applying and the category you have chosen. Usually, it takes 90 days to 12 weeks to get a study permit. However, if you are eligible for Student direct stream, you can fast-track your application and get the permit in around 20 days. The processing time also depends on the volume of applications and the timing of your application. For example, if you apply closer to the beginning of the academic term in Canada, you may see a delay in processing your application.

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