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Canada Study Permit FAQs
Q. Why should I get a Study Permit?
There are benefits to having a Study Permit, even if you do not need one. For example, if you have a valid Study Permit, you can apply to renew your Study Permit from within Canada, if you decide to continue studying in Canada.
Q. When should I apply for my Study Permit?
You should apply as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance from the educational institution. The time needed to process an application to study in Canada may vary at different visa offices.
Q. What is a Temporary Resident Visa?
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.
Q. Do I need a Temporary Resident Visa?
If you are from one of these countries you need a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada.
Q. How do I Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa?
If you need a Temporary Resident Visa in addition to your Study Permit, you do not have to make a separate application or pay a separate fee. An officer will issue it at the same time as the documentation that you will need to enter Canada as a student.
If you need a Temporary Resident Visa, but you do NOT need a Study Permit, you can use this Application for a Temporary Resident Visa to Visit Canada.
Canada VisasGo to our Canada visas page for information about Study Permits, Work Permits and Temporary Resident Visas.
Immigration Canada GuideCitizen and Immigration Canada - A Newcomer's Introduction to Canada
Citizenship and Immigration CanadaFor comprehensive information about Canadian visas, visit the
Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site.