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Aspire-Can provides a full range of immigration and student counseling services to assist you with the study permit application process.

Canada continues to be a top choice for international students from across the globe. Although Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to accept and process applications throughout the pandemic, the global travel restrictions and capacity constraints led to a shortfall in admissions over the last several months. To compensate for the shortfall in immigration levels in 2020, and ensure Canada has the workers it needs to fill crucial labour market gaps and remain competitive on the world stage, the 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants. The projected numbers are 401,000 permanent residents (PR) in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. The previous plan set targets of 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022.

Under the International Student Program, a study permit is issued when you have been accepted to undertake an eligible program of study (for more than six months) at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. A study permit is an authorization to engage in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training in Canada.

Key steps for most application process for a study permit would require that you have the following;

  • an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution

  • proof you have paid your tuition for your first year of study

  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000

  • Medical exam before you apply (if you need one)

  • Police certificate before you apply (if you need one)

  • Secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)

  • English language test result that shows an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic or general training score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Post-secondary international students may transfer between institutions, program of study, fields of study (e.g. from a bachelor’s to master’s level). Also, an accompanying family member is exempt from the requirement of study permit.

A study permit maybe subject to certain restrictions like the type of studies, educational institution, location of studies, time and period of studies etc.

Can I work without a work permit?

Yes, an international student may work on-campus or off-campus if you have valid study permit. An international student may apply for the renewal/extension of study permit.

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