Most non-Canadian students require a permit to study in Canada.
- have been accepted by a school, college, university or other educational institution in Canada.
- prove that they have enough money to pay for
– 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.
- be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada.
- be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
- satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of the authorized stay.Minor Children
A minor/child may apply for a residence permit but may need a legal custodian in Canada. The age of majority depends on the province/territory and is either 18 (Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan) or 19 (British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Yukon). For minor children in grades 1 through 8:
- the study permit is normally valid for one year.
For minor children in grades 9
through 12, or attending a post-secondary institution:
- the study permit is normally valid for the length of time of studies, plus 90 days.
For minor children studying in Quebec:
- the study permit is valid for the same length of time as their Certificate of Acceptance.
If a minor child is with parents who have long-term study or work permits, the child’s study permit should be valid for the same length of time as:
- the parents’ permits;
- the child’s passport if it expires before the parents’ permits; or
- the CAQ, if studying in Quebec.