Study

Study

“I am thinking of studying in Canada.”

When a study permit is required?
Foreign nationals are required to obtain a study permit for engaging in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training that is more than six months in duration at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.
The following activities are not considered studies for the purposes of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and do not require a study permit:

  • Pre-school (pre-kindergarten);
  • Courses of general interest or self-improvement;
  • Distance learning; and
  • Audited courses (typically by sitting in on an academic course, but without obtaining credit for it, or having the ability to obtain credit for it retroactively).
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