How Best to Successfully Apply for Canada Study Visa in 2023

How Best to Successfully Apply for Canada Study Visa in 2023

Canada, in recent times has become the choice destination for a lot of students wishing to further their educational pursuit abroad.

To realize this dream, the first step would be to acquire your Canadian study visa. You will visit the website of the Council of Independent College (CIC) to get your Canada Study Visa application package, or by contacting your local visa office, or the Canadian embassy or consulate.

In order to get your application package, you will be required to answer a few questions about yourself on the CIC website. You will also require to submit the following documents to support your application;

  • Proof of Acceptance by a Designated Learning Institute (DLI)

You must have acquired a valid standardized letter of acceptance from a recognized higher education provider that is an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI).

Students studying in Quebec must also apply for a certificate of acceptance, known as a CAQ, from the government of Quebec.

  • Proof of Identity (A Valid Passport)

You must have a valid proof of identity, which includes your international passport as well as two passport-size photos. You also must present valid proof of identity for every single person accompanying the family, including recent passport size photos, their names, and date of birth.

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  • Proof of Funds

You must prove that you can support yourself and all your family members (if they are traveling with you) financially while in Canada. So you will be required to submit a proof of financial support.  This would include your bank account details with a bank, bank account details for the past four months, and proof of loan details secured from a financial institution as a student, among others.

  • Statement of Purpose

Letter of explanation, providing details about why you are applying for a study permit, even though you may not need one. However, a study permit allows you the liberty 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.

  • Immigration Medical Examination

You will also require a medical examination if you want to migrate to Canada. This is to ensure you are not inadmissible for medical reasons.

However, if you plan to stay for 6 months or less, you do not need a medical examination except you intend to work in certain jobs.

The points are above are summaried, however, you may want to read a more comprehensive Canadian Visa Application Guide for clearer insights.

Take not of the following;

  • To get access to Canada as a student, you may also require to get a temporary resident visa or an electoral travel authorization (ETA).
  • You can apply for a student visa either offline on paper or submit an online application on the official citizen and immigration Canada (CIC) website.  A letter of introduction, along with all the necessary documents is needed to be carried to Canada.

Fees for Canada Study Visa

  • You will need to show that you have enough funds to support yourself and your family in Canada.
  • Applying for a study permit in Canada will cost you CAD150.
  • To study in Canada, you will need a minimum amount of $10,000 (Plus tuition fees for a 12-month period outside Quebec, and $11,000 plus tuition for the same period in Quebec, for a single student).
  • With each additional family member enrolled, this amount above will increase


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