Studying in a foreign country is very exciting and studying in Canada is an experience of its own! While Canada is home of some of the best schools, the process of applying can be difficult and often confusing. Individuals often attempt to apply themselves but miss out on important information needed for their application which causes them to be penalized. That is where we come in. We provide service and guidance for anyone trying to enter Canada with a Study permit. We offer a list of requirements, explanations and making sure that your deadlines are met at the right time, every time.
In order to study in Canada you first need a Study Permit. Study permits are given to international students who have gotten an acceptance letter from their chosen school inside of Canada. Keep in mind that you are only in need of a Study Permit if you are planning on studying in Canada for more than 6 months, if your program is less than 6 months, a Study Permit is not needed. You should note that a study permit is NOT a Visa. If you are a citizen of an exempt country then what you will require is an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) only. If your country of citizenship is not exempt, you will need to fill out a visa application to get into Canada. Without a proper visa issued by the government of Canada, you will not be able to get into the country. Once you get a visa and are able to get into Canada, your study permit will be applicable for up to 90 days after your program is finished. If your program ends before the date on your study permit, the 90 days begins once the program is finished. You will be asked to leave once the 90 days are up, unless you have submitted a proper application to extend your permit.
When applying for the Study Permit, your finances are very important. You need to provide sufficient enough evidence to convince the government of Canada that you can afford living in Canada. Along with that, if you are looking to work in Canada while going to school, the benefit of a Study Permit is that you are not in need of a work permit. There is a lot of information on which courses do and don’t have funding, so if you feel a little lost, you can take the help of our experienced firm. A thing to keep in mind is that you cannot apply for a study permit if you do not have a letter of admission. Studying in Canada can offer even more great things. You are able to gain a PR state if you follow the proper steps and play your cards right. Knowing what to do and when to do it is a very important part of getting a PR. Not being able to follow the proper steps can potentially penalize your ability to become a PR. While you are in Canada, perfect your English and preferably French skills as well. Knowing how to speak these two languages would definitely be an asset towards your PR application. In order to make your process easier during the PR applications and increase your chances of getting the PR state, it is recommended that you have past work experience inside of Canada. This application will fall under the Canadian Experience Class and in order to be eligible for the CEC you must have a minimum of 12 months full-time experience or an equal amount in part time skilled work experience in Canada three years before you apply. When you are applying you need to provide sufficient enough evidence to convince the officer that you have enough reasons to return to your home country. This is a vital part of your application, because if the officer is not convinced you will be returning back home after the permit is done, then he won’t grant you access into Canada.
Study permits are specific to the institution the individual claimed they were going to attend when they applied for a study permit. Therefore, it is extremely important for Canadian Immigration Services to be informed if you intend to change institutions. Think of the institution you are studying at, like a condition of your study permit, you are not free to go study anywhere in Canada. You must notify Immigration where you will be transferring, why, and when this will occur. Remember, you can only transfer to institutions which are on the DLI list.
Should you have any further questions or feel confused or unclear about how to apply for a study permit, it is important to talk about any questions you may have and discuss your concerns. By talking to immigration professionals about your concerns, this will ease your worries and assist with the application process. Many immigration applications are difficult to pursue on your own, if you are unfamiliar, and it is highly recommended that you seek out professional and experienced help before attempting to apply. Here, at Akrami & Associates, we work and have experience with many different immigration issues. We have helped many of our clients travel to Canada with a study permit and they are now happily enjoying their visit in Canada while studying at a Canadian educational institution. If you believe that you may be eligible for a study permit, please feel free to contact Akrami & Associates at our office at 416-477-2545 for more information or if you would like to book a consultation with an immigration professional for more advise.
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