Study Permit

Study Permit

A worldwide perspective and fresh ideas are brought by international students, which is why they are valuable.

To maintain your student status, you will need to meet all of the following requirements:

  • Actively pursue studies.
  • Make reasonable progress towards completion.
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Consider the value of international students who bring with them new ideas and a global perspective. One reason that studying in Canada may be an attractive option for a foreign student is the possibility of obtaining a high-quality education.

A study permit is “a written authorization to engage in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training in Canada that is issued by an officer to a foreign national” . In June 2014, the government introduced new rules, removed the definitions for “study” and “student” from the regulations, and created the International Student Program. Under this program, a study permit is issued when a foreign national has been accepted to undertake a program of study that is for more than six months in duration at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. Our study visa services ensure that foreign nationals with a study permit can effectively navigate these requirements. A foreign national with a study permit needs to demonstrate that they are “actively pursuing studies,” which means that they must remain enrolled and show that they are progressing toward the completion of a degree or diploma; otherwise, they risk being removed from Canada. The DLI is required to report international/students’ continued enrol-ment and academic status to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).