Canada student visa requirements
Everything you need to know about Canadian visas
In Canada a student visa is often referred to as a 'study permit'.
It is important that you make sure you have the correct study permit for your international studies before you leave for Canada.
The Canadian immigration authority is called the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
As study permit conditions can change quickly, you will need to make sure you follow up to date advice. The best place to find this advice is Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
Your IDP counsellor can direct you to the relevant IRCC information and can help you find authorised immigration representatives if need be.
Often you will need to have documents translated and couriered. Our team can step you through this so you have less paperwork to keep track of!
Arranging study permits or visa can feel daunting, but when you have the right support and direction, it can be achieved.
As you will be aware:
We provide visa support to students for Canada but it’s completely free of charge
Any messaging around visa support should articulate that we advise all students they must visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and other relevant websites to ensure they have latest information on visa requirements.
We do not provide immigration and permanent residency advice
Accommodation in Canada
You have three main options when it comes to finding a place to stay during your studies. Depending on what you need – and your budget - you might choose to rent private accommodation, live on (or close) to campus at a residence or dormitory, or live with a local family (homestay).