Student Life

Visa information

Most foreign students need a study permit to study in Canada for longer than 6 months. Please click on the following link for 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 the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for current information before making travel plans.

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, 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, visit

What to Bring

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

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