Do you desire to study in Canada?Canada has one of the best educational model in the world and a high rate of graduate employability. This has endeared thousands of international students who chose Canada as their preferred destination hub for international studies.
Applying for a Canadian study permit can be an easy procedure if followed correctly, and this article will discuss the steps in obtaining a Canadian study permit.
Now let’s discuss this process in four easy categories
The First Step Being Documentation
The moment you decide that you want to study in Canada, you have to start with the procedure of documentation because this process might take a really long time.
So let’s say if you’re going for masters then you need to have your graduate transcripts and you need to have your English test results.
And the next important document that you need to have is a Passport, and this could take some days to few weeks if you are applying for a new one, and also the IELTS test can take up to 13 days for the results to be available, so make sure you have all the documents before you start applying for any University.
Choosing Your Preferred College or University
Choosing a college or university is one of the most important steps in the application process.
You are required to submit an application to your preferred university or college on why you chose to study there.
Also, be mindful of choosing the right course that fits your objectives.
The next step after you choose the right University and the right course is to receive the letter of admission from your preferred university or College.
The maximum duration that you can expect to receive a letter of admission is three months, so, if after three months and you don’t get your offer letter that obviously means you haven’t been selected.
Be very careful in, terms of which university you are applying and whether the university will be able to accept your student application or not.
Let’s consider an example that you applied for 5 universities and out of those five universities you received a letter of admission to three universities.
Out of the three universities you need to make sure that you select one University or college that you can afford the fees, and make sure that there are jobs around the university and in the university.
The next important step is showing proof of financial sufficiency.
Upon receiving your letter of admission fro your preferred university or college, you must prove to the immigration officials that you can cater to your tuition and accommodation, and feeding throughout your stay in Canada.
The Visa Procedure
This is one of the most important procedures.
A study permit issued by the immigration officials grants international students the right to study, live and work in Canada.
Before you will be granted a study visa, you must demonstrate to the immigration official that you meet all immigration requirements such as
- Financial sufficiency
- Academic credentials
- Letter of admission
- Medicals etc.
The study visa is issued at the Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country.
Ensure you visit the official Canada immigration website to be apprised of the latest information.