Are you thinking of studying in Canada? If yes, you’ve made the right choice. Most of the Nepali students willing to study abroad choose Canada for their higher studies. Canada offers the best universities and colleges in the world that provides the most intensive courses and programs. Many of the students choose Canada for their abroad study as the country does not only provide quality education but is also considered as the safest country for international students.
In this blog, we will provide you all the information you need to know about the Canadian student visa. The Canadian government provides an opportunity for Nepali students to study in Canada. Your process to study in Canada does not end with getting admission to colleges/universities in Canada. Along with college/university admission, you’ll need to obtain a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
There is a difference between the Canada study permit and TRV. Getting a Canadian study permit does not mean that you have a visa for living in Canada. You need to be informed that a study permit allows you to study in Canada while a TRV allows you to enter Canada. A study permit for Canada is issued by the Citizen and Immigration (CIC). This permit allows you to study in Canada. Students having study permits need to remain enrolled and make timely progress towards completing their course. Our authorized counselors at CIC Education Hub will help you access the latest information and connect you with authorized migration experts.
Although there Canada Study Permit and Canada Study Visa sound similar, they are different documents with different purposes and privileges.
Some of the major differences between Canada Study Permit and Canada Study Visa are:
|Canada Study Permit
|Canada Study Visa
|Canada Study Permit allows International Students to stay in Canada for Certain specified duration of time.
|Canada Student Visa is an authorization that allows international students to enter within Canada with terms and conditions applied.
|Canada Study Permit allows international students to stay in the country as it has details about purpose, duration, why he/she’s there, and restrictions regarding work or not among other.
|The Visa officer at the border has authority to deny your Canada Study Visa if your reasoning is not convincing enough for the officer or if the office believe you might not comply with the guidelines.
|If the Canada Study permit expires you’re not allowed to stay in the country anymore. You’re required to extend or renew your Canada Study Permit.
|If your Canada Study Visa expires even though your Study Permit is still protract, you can extend your visa
|Duration / Length
|Normally, the Duration of Canada Study permit is length your course study plus 90 days extra.
|The duration of Canada Study Visa can be anywhere from 3 months to 5 years.
Although Canada Study Permit and Canada Study Visa are different document, they’re quite similar. In this blog we’ll be using Canada Study Permit and Canada Study Visa interchangeably.
Let’s get started with the steps for processing for and getting a Canadian student visa:
STEP 1:Decide On The College/University In Canada You Want To Apply For. The very first step is to explore the colleges or universities in Canada that best matches your interest and budget.
STEP 2:After deciding on the college/university, you can proceed with the college application process in Canada.
STEP 3:Then, if you get accepted at the college/university, you can start processing for your Canadian student visa.
STEP 4:An acceptance letter provided by the college/university in Canada is a prerequisite for applying for a Canada student visa.
Some of the best colleges we recommend are Cambrian College, Canadore College, Georgian College, Royal Roads University, University of Prince Edward Island, etc.
It is mandatory to apply for a Canadian student visa for studying in Canada. However, in some cases, you won’t need to apply for a Canadian student visa for studying in Canada. The cases are:
However, even if don’t need to apply for a Canadian student visa, you’ll need to get an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to Canada.
As soon as you receive your letter of acceptance from universities and Colleges in Canada, you need to start your application process for a Canadian student visa. Here are the steps for applying for a Canadian student visa:
According to recent Canada student visa regulations, the application for your Canada study permit will be processed in two weeks if you have a family member working or applying for a work permit in Canada.
Please note that your Canada study permit expires 90 days after your studies are complete and you receive a notification of the program completion from your college/university.
Documents required for Canada Study Visa varies depending on the level of your study, qualification, background and other factors. However, these are the basic documents you’re likely to need while applying for Canada Student Visa for International Student:
Canadian universities will require you to submit proof of English language proficiency if you come from a country whose primary language is not English.
The English Language Proficiency test score requirement varies depending on the level of your study, applied Universities and Colleges, among other sea of variables. Nevertheless, some of the commonly accepted language tests for Canada Study Visa are:
The Canadian visa application process usually takes about 4-6 weeks. We recommend you to go through the Canadian consulate website to know the approximate time taken to process the student visa.
The status of your online applications can be viewed on your MyCIC account. Similarly, to know the status of your paper applications too you are required to have a MyCIC account where you can receive in-depth and real-time information about your application status. You will also receive online messages regarding your application.
Normally the length of Canada Study Permit is about the duration of study plus 90 days extra. However, If in case your study permit expires before completion of your studies (program) then you need to apply for renewal of study permit.
As Canada Study Permit is the OG document that allows you to live and study in Canada, It is recommended to apply for a study permit renewal at least 30 days before your current permit expires.
Applications can be submitted through mail or online through websites. In order to increase your chances of getting a Canada Student Visa, you need to follow each of the provided steps very carefully.
While applying for Canada Study Permit or Canada Study Visa, it is always recommended to apply online rather than by paper as online visa application processing takes lesser time.
CIC Education Hub – Best Consultancy in Nepal for Canada guide students willing to study in Canada in each and every step of the Canadian visa application process. We can provide you with answers to all your questions on how to apply for a Canadian student visa. Feel free to contact us if you are planning to study abroad or applying for a Canadian student visa from Nepal.
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Canada study permit expires 90 days after your studies are complete and you receive a notification of the program completion from your college/university.
Yes. Your Canada study permit lets you to stay in Canada however you need Canada Study Visa to enter Canada.
Canada Study Permit allows you to stay in Canada but Canada Study Visa lets you to enter Canda.
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