Student Life

Visa information

Most foreign students will need a study permit to study in Canada for a duration of more than 6 months.  Please take a look as the following link for more details on how to obtain a study permit.

If you are studying for a duration of six months or less you will likely need either a Visitor’s visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada depending on which country you are from.

Please check Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s website for current information before you make travel plans, because the list of countries can change at any time.

A Temporary Resident Visa is an official document issued by a visa office abroad. It is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident. For more information, visit

To apply for a visa, please contact the nearest Canadian visa centre. Many visa offices have specific local instructions concerning the documentation to be submitted with your application.

To take a closer look at the visa process, and various types of visas, please visit

What to Bring

When you arrive in Canada, you must bring with you the following:

  • Valid passport
  • Valid Visa/Permit, depending on your country of origin and purpose of staying in Canada
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • Return airline ticket, depending on your Visa/Permit
  • Letter of Acceptance from the school you will be attending in Canada
  • Confirmation of accommodation in Canada (homestay letter, if you have requested one)
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