Canada is regarded as one of the top education destinations in the world, and it is seen as a gateway to a plethora of possibilities.

If you are planning to study in Canada, here are some frequently asked questions for your reference and help.

Q1.What is a study permit or student Visa?

It is a temporary immigration document issued by the federal government of Canada that allows foreign students to study in the country. If any student wants to study in a course in Canada that lasts longer than 6 months, he required to have a study permit. Also, study permits can only be issued to schools that are listed as Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) by the Government of Canada.

Q2. How to apply for a Canadian Study Permit?

There are certain requirements that a foreign student needs to meet in order to apply for a Canadian study permit. Firstly, a student looking to study in Canada must have a letter of acceptance from the host school or college, he is interested to study in. After receiving the letter of acceptance, the student must apply online through the government of Canada website and meet the following requirements to complete the procedure:

  • Own a valid passport
  • Show that you have adequate financial funds in order to study in Canada, including school/ college fees, costs of living.

Q3. During studying in Canada, can students work part-time?

During studying in Canada, the student is permitted to work part-time. During the duration, of the course, students can work 20 hours per week. Moreover, during the course break, he can work full-time which is 40 hours per week.

Q4. Can an applicant Stay in Canada After his Study Permit Expires?

After completing the studies, a student has a 90 day grace period to either leave the country, extend the study permit, or apply for a different visa. Graduates can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit also.  This work permit visa allows international students to work anywhere in Canada in almost any field. After having Canadian work experience, the student can also extend their time in Canada by applying to become Canadian permanent residents.

Q5. Does an applicant need a study permit for each and every course in Canada?

A: A applicant does not need a Canadian study permit if he is taking a course that will last less than six months. It’s vital to remember this if a course lasts longer than six months, then the need of study permit is necessary.

Q6. Can applicants study free of Cost in Canada?

A: Most universities in Canada have awards that are offered to students based on their academic achievement. Indian students studying in Canada should be aware that there are unique awards available for them. Scholarships from the Canadian government are another key source of funding. Scholarships like the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program, National Research Council of Canada (NRCC), etc.

If there are any more queries that you seek answers on studying in Canada, get in touch with VR Education services!

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