Applying for your Canadian study Visa, all you need to know!!!

Congratulations on the formal acceptance of your offer of admission to study your preferred course at your desired Canadian institution. Canada is one of the cheapest and most favourable country destinations for international students.

One of the questions we usually get from students once they are planning for their Canadian studies is ‘what are things that I need to put in place while applying for my visa?

In this post, we have demystified this and have collated all the things you need to put in place while applying for your Canadian Study Visa.

  1. Choose Your Study Program. Before applying for a study visa, you should already have been accepted by a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada. Please make sure you have a valid Letter of Acceptance from the institution. This is the very first step you need to have figured out before you can proceed to apply for your study permit.
  2. Check Eligibility; Before you go ahead to apply for a visa, the first thing to do is to ascertain that you meet the eligibility criteria. This typically includes proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and a return ticket, as well as having a clean criminal record.
  3. Create an Online Account; The first official thing to do while putting in your application is to Visit the official website of the Government of Canada (CIC) and create an online account through the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) portal.
  4. Gather Required Documents
    • Gather the required documents which are;
    • Valid passport
    • Letter of Acceptance from a DLI
    • Proof of sufficient funds
    • Passport-sized photographs
    • Statement of purpose
    • IELTS or TOEFL scores (English language proficiency)
    • Police clearance certificate
    • Medical exam results (if required)
    • Biometrics (if requested)
  5. Apply Online; After you have created an account on the IRCC portal, Log in to your IRCC account and complete the study permit application form. Ensure you fill it out accurately and upload all the required documents. Your Visa application fee is $150.
  6. Biometrics Appointment (if applicable); Your Biometrics is just a medium of ascertaining your identity. The sole objective is to obtain a piece of biometric information from you and this might be a picture of your face, a voice recording, or a fingerprint image. Depending on your nationality, you might need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photo). If so, you will receive instructions on how and where to do this.
  7. Wait for a Decision; The processing time for study permit applications varies depending on your year of entry, students whose resumption dates are near are usually prioritized. Also, a host of other factors contribute to the processing time. You can check the current processing times on the CIC website.
  8. Once your application is successful, you’ll get an update on your portal. you are advised to check your portal regularly so you don’t miss out on important information. Once you get an update as to the success of your application, you’ll be asked to send in your passport for the final application process. The purpose is so your passport can be stamped.
  9. Receive a Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction; If your application is approved, you’ll receive a Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction and a temporary resident visa.
  10. Travel to Canada; Once you have your study permit, you can travel to Canada. At the Canadian port of entry, you will present your study permit, the Letter of Introduction, and other required documents.

The first step towards the actualization of your Canadian dream is to get accepted at a DLI institution, A lot of students fail to understand how to determine this and this is where CareerEdu comes in. In case you are wondering how you’ll be able to ascertain if an institution is a DLI institution or if you simply want the burden to be taken off you.
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