Get a study permit

Find out if you need a study permit, what you need so you can apply, and how to apply. Learn what to do after you submit your application and before you arrive in Canada.

Ontario college strike

The Ontario college strike has ended and students have until December 5, 2017, to decide what to do about their studies. Find out more about the options available for international students.

Services and information

What you need to study in Canada

Who can apply for a study permit and who can study in Canada without a permit

Apply for a study permit

How to apply, forms and fees

Find out what to do after you apply

Processing times, changing your address and what happens when your application is approved or refused

Prepare for your arrival

Documents to have when you arrive in Canada, study permit terms and conditions, leaving and re-entering Canada, and health insurance


Learn about student life in Canada

Read more about what it's like to be a student in Canada and how to make the most of your experience.

Schools you can attend

Find a university or college on the designated learning institutions list

Questions about studying?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about studying in Canada.

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