- Are there any exemptions to Canadian study permits?
Yes, there are certain exemptions to the study visa. Not every international student requires this permit to study in Canada. Below are the most frequent study permit exemptions:
If you are a foreign national and you opt for a program that has a duration of six months or less, you do not require a study visa. However, if it takes longer than six months for you to complete your studies then you must get your student visa before the completion of the initial six months.
Minor children in Canada
Children under the age of 18 or 19 (definition of minor children from province to province) are not required to secure a study permit to be able to enroll in elementary or secondary school. Although there are the following conditions to be considered before being eligible under this category:
- Parents of the child or the child are refugees or refugee claimants.
- The child should be accompanied by a parent who is legally authorized to work in or study in Canada.
Members of foreign armed forces
If the applicant is a member of an international armed force and is currently posted in Canada, does not require a permit to study. Perhaps their family members might require a visa to study in Canada.
- What is the processing time for the Canadian student visa application?
Due to the impacts of COVId-19, the IRCC staff is not able to process the applications within the normal standard time. However, you can check the standard time for the processing of your application at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html as it varies from country to country.
- Can the applicant’s family members accompany him/her to Canada?
Yes, a common-law partner or the spouse of the applicant can get an open-work permit to be able to accompany the applicant to Canada. Also, if the applicant has minor children, they too can come to Canada and can be enrolled at a Canadian elementary or secondary school.
- How much are the minimum funds required to be eligible to get the study visa?
You can visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/get-documents.html#doc3 to explore the basic funds required to study in Canada.
- Are there any special documents and conditions for studying in Quebec?
Yes, those planning to study in Quebec are required to collect some additional documents and have different eligibility requirements to be met while applying for the study permit. For more details, you can contact our Immigration Consultants.