Do you want to study in Canada?

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Most foreign nationals require a study permit in order to study in Canada.

To apply for a study permit, you must show proof that you have been accepted by one of the designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.

In order for the application to be successful, you must prove that you are a genuine student, will leave Canada at the end of your allowed stay, and have the necessary funds to support yourself while studying in Canada. You must also be admissible to Canada.

If you intend to work in Canada after graduation, you must choose a school that offers PGWP-eligible programs. The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) will allow a student to remain in Canada to work. Otherwise, you will be required to leave within 90 days after completing your studies in Canada.

Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is not responsible for any payment you make to a designated learning institution. When choosing a learning institution, you may want to ensure that a full refund is available in case your application for a study permit is refused.

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Most Commonly Asked Questions

How much will it cost ?

For many individuals, the cost is the biggest factor to consider whether becoming an international student in Canada is a suitable option. Please refer to the tables below to find out the minimum amount you must have to show as proof of funds in order to apply for a student permit. The amounts are on top of the tuition fees. The amount of the tuition will depend on the school and the program that you choose.

If you will be studying outside of Quebec

Individuals coming to Canada
Funds required per year
Funds required per month
You (the student)$10,000$833
First family member$4,000$333
Each additional accompanying family member$3,000$255

If you will be studying in Quebec

Individuals coming to Canada
Funds required per year
Funds required per month
You (the student)$11,000$917
First family member (18 and over)$5,100$425
First family member (below 18)$3,800$317
Each additional accompanying family member (18 or over)$5,125$427
Each additional accompanying family member (below 18)$1,903$159
Where can I go to school in Canada ?
You must enroll in a designated learning institution. If you intend to work in Canada after graduation, you must also choose a designated learning institution that is eligible under the post-graduation work permit program (PGWP). Click here to view a list of designated learning institutions (DLI).
Can my accompanying spouse work in Canada ?
Yes, your spouse may apply for an open work permit.
Can I work while studying ?
A student may be able to work for 20 hours per week while studying and full-time during school breaks.
Can my accompanying spouse work in Canada ?
Yes, your spouse may apply for an open work permit.
Where can I stay while studying ?
Many schools provide student housing. A large number of students also rent out rooms in nearby residential areas or they also stay with relatives living near the school.
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