If you are applying for as an International student, a study permit is required. You can apply for study permit once you get the acceptance letter from the college or university that you have applied for. You can apply for a study permit online, or by paper application from your nearest Visa Application Centre. Check the application fee at cic.gc.ca You can also read the information further at ontariocolleges.ca
You need a valid passport or travel document.
The college will send you a letter of acceptance within a month after you are accepted. It can be longer than a month depending on how far you live. You can contact the institution for an update if you don’t hear from them within a month.
You need to provide proof that you have money for tuition plus a minimum of $10,000 if you are a student studying in a province other than Quebec or a minimum of $11,000 if you are a student studying in the province of Quebec.
You can prove that you have enough funds by showing some of the following:
- proof of a Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;
- proof of a student/education loan from a financial institution;
- your bank statements for the past four months;
- a bank draft in convertible currency;
- proof of payment of tuition and accommodation fees;
- a letter from the person or institution providing you with money; and
- proof of funding paid from within Canada if you have a scholarship or are in a Canadian-funded educational program.
I would like a study permit for my eight-week English course because I would like to apply to a Canadian-university program after I finish the English course.”
Find out if you need an eTa or Visa by visiting cic.gc.ca website
8. A valid visitor visa, if you are from a visa-required country.You need a visitor visa to enter Canada. You can apply for visitor visa as soon as you get accepted into university. It will take few days to process a visitor visa while study permit can take four weeks to process it.
Tips: Make sure you don’t bring any prohibited items into Canada. Meat products are strictly prohibited in Canada. Declare any goods that you bring into Canada to avoid being fined.