You should apply for a study permit as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance. The processing time for your application may vary between different visa offices.
You can apply for the study permit at the Canadian visa office for your country, at a Visa Application Centre or online. If applying offline, you need to get an Application Package which includes the application guide and all the forms you need to fill out. You need to include Proof of acceptance, Proof of identity, Proof of financial support & a Letter of explanation with these forms.
To apply online you must have access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents for uploading and have a valid credit card for payment.
Study permit application for Canada incurs an embassy fees of CAN$150 or Rs7,400/-. This fees is subject to change from time to time. To check the latest prices.
If you are a primary school / high school student and you are moving on to high school / post-secondary level, you need to submit an application to modify your study permit at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Case Processing Centre. But, if you are enrolled in a college program, you may change your college, level, program and field of studies without applying for a new study permit. You may continue to use your existing study permit as long as it is valid.
If you want to renew your study permit, you must apply before the permit expires. If your study permit has expired, you must leave Canada. In some cases, you may be able to apply for restoration of status. However, you are not allowed to study until your status has been restored.
Yes, you can work in Canada while studying & even after you graduate. You may work on-campus or off-campus without an additional work permit if you have a valid study permit & are studying full-time. But, if your study program includes an essential co-op or internship component, you will need to apply for a work permit.
To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). A PGWPP work permit may be issued for the length of the study program. The permit cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, and the study program must be a minimum of eight months & maximum of three years in length.
No, you cannot apply for a study permit and an off-campus work permit at the same time. You must be a full-time student with a valid study permit for at least six of the last 12 months before you apply for an off-campus work permit.
You can work up to 20 hours per week off campus while classes are in session. You can work full time during scheduled breaks, including summer or winter holidays and reading weeks.
You may continue to work full time after you complete your program if you have submitted an application for a post-graduation work permit.
If you leave Canada and want to return, you must have a passport, your study permit, and a temporary resident visa if you are a citizen of a country for which Canada requires a visa.
If you are a citizen of a designated country, you will need a multiple-entry visa to re-enter Canada. If your temporary resident visa has expired or if your visa was only valid for a single entry, you must re-apply for a temporary resident visa at a Canadian visa office outside Canada before you can re-enter Canada. If you are visiting United States, Greenland or Saint-Pierre et Miquelon then you are exempt from this procedure.
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