Canada has become an ideal place for international student and introduce SDS study program. Most foreign nationals need a study permit (Study Visa) to study in Canada and required some mandatory documents to apply for the same. Following are the requirement for Canada Study visa:
Documents checklist you’d need to apply for a Canadian study permit:
- Letter of acceptance from a Canadian educational institute with a valid DLI number. You will be required to attach the original letter.
- Valid proof of identity – recent passport size photos and Passport
- Proof of financial support according to which you must prove that you can support yourself in Canada. This would include your bank account details with a Canadian bank security deposit (GIC investment), bank account details for the past four months, proof of loan details secured from a financial institution.
- Letter of explanation, with details about why you are applying for a study permit, even though you may not need one. Having a study permit also gives you the freedom to work part time on campus as a full-time student. At the same time, if you wish to continue studying in Canada, you can apply to renew the permit while living in Canada. You don’t have to leave the country to get it renewed.
- Proof of English Language Proficiency Exam Score – TOEFL, IELTS, PTE etc. are all acceptable.
- Immigration Medical Examination (IME) Canadian Immigration requires international students from India to undergo a compulsory Immigration Medical Examination from empanelled doctors. Students would have to book an appointment and visit the listed doctors for a medical examination, preferably a week before they start their Visa Application. This is to give the doctor enough time to validate and upload the necessary documents. Booking an appointment in advance with the nearest facility/ practitioner as per the list of empanelled doctors is always advised. The panel physician will perform a complete medical exam and may refer you for chest x-rays and laboratory tests. Once your exam has been completed, the physician will send the results to CIC.
Benefits of Canada Study Visa:
- World-class universities and colleges
- Lower tuition costs and living expensive
- Work while study : Students in Canada have the advantage of being able to work while studying. Among other benefits, this allows them to manage their expenses. To gain the right to work off-campus, students must:
- have a valid study permit;
- be a full-time student;
- be enrolled at a designated learning institutionat the post-secondary level or, in Quebec, a vocational program at the secondary level; and
- be studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration.
If a candidate qualifies, his or her study permit will allow him or her to:
- work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions; and
- work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.
Post-graduate work permit
A typical path from student to permanent resident status in Canada is through taking advantage of something Canada offers that is not available, or more difficult to obtain, in other countries — a post-graduate work permit.
This work permit may be issued on completion of the study program for the duration that the program, up to a maximum of three years. Thus, a graduate who completed a four-year study program could be eligible for a three-year post-graduate work permit, while a graduate who completed a study program twelve months in duration could be eligible for a twelve-month post-graduate work permit.
A Pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence
Skilled Canadian work experience gained through the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program helps graduates to qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Moreover, certain provinces, such as British Columbia and Quebec, have immigration streams that identify certain graduates for permanent residence. Candidates for British Columbia’s International Post-Graduate category have the advantage of not requiring a job offer and being able to have their application for permanent residence processed through the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. Students who graduate from a study program in Quebec may be eligible to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (Certificat de sélection du Québec, commonly known as a CSQ) through the Quebec Experience Class.