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Canada Student Visa

Meharban Overseas is a very reputed Canada Student Visa Consultant based in Delhi. We help students understand the immense amount of opportunities that Canada holds for them. Canada is a wonderful country to live and study in. The Government Policies favoring, perfect study environment and excellent education system in this part of the world, attract thousands of peoples every year to apply for Canadian Visa.

The foreign students also apply for a study permit in Canada every year, due to the ideal education system and policies.

If you are confused about how to apply for Canadian student permit visa? Just drop a mail here or continue reading.

First of all, a student has to get a Student Permit to be eligible to study anywhere in Canada.

What is a study permit?

It is a document issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada CIC which permits the alien student to pursue education from a Canadian Institute, designated learning institutions DLI in the official term for a specific period of time.

A student should understand that Canadian student permit and visa are 2 different things overall

Meharban Tip: Always make sure that the time period of student permit and Canadian visa is same, because if any once of the expires earlier that the other, the concerned student will face problem related to the expired document

You must follow the things given below while pursuing studies in Canada a study permit:

Benefits of Studying in Canada

Canada Study Visa Age Limit

First of all, a person is never too old to study, so if you really determined about perusing your studies in Canada that don’t be afraid and speak with our expert for further counseling.

Canada Study Visa Eligibility

To check if you are eligible to study in Canada kindly visit and submit your option at Official Canada Student Visa Page

You have to provide details like:

  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Language ability
  • Family members
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Income and/or net worth
  • Details on any job offer

Canada Study Visa/Permit Application

The Canada study permit is required to apply for a permit to study in Canada. The application is for Indian students who wish to study in Canada. Download the Canada Study Permit Application.

Canada Study Visa Checklist

Document checklist is one of the forms needed to submit with your application while applying for a study permit in Canada. Some of the things required are:

Download the complete Canada study permit document checklist here

Canada Study Visa Application Processing Time/Status

The processing time of an application may vary from one visa office to another. Find out more about local application processing time

Canada Study Visa Band Requirements

An applicant must provide all the necessary documents to the consulate to show that he/she qualify for the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act IRPA and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and that he/she will only be in Canada for an impermanent stay.

You must also:

Canada Study Visa Financial Requirement

As a general rule, an applicant has to show the first years’ tuition varies from university to university and 1 years living expenses of $10K excluding Quebec.

If you are applying for a university inside Quebec than tuition fee plus $11K

What is IELTS band score?

To get a student visa certain score has to be achieved in IELTS. The final score given to an applicant is divided from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The average produces applicants overall band score. An applicant can score whole (e.g., 5.0, 6.0, 7.0) or half (e.g., 5.5, 6.5, 7.5) bands in every part of the test

Bandscore Skill level Description
Band 9 Expert user You have a fully operational command of the language. Your use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and you show complete understanding.
Band 8 Very good user You have a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. You may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. You handle complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 7 Good user You have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally, you handle complex language well and understand the detailed reasoning.
Band 6 Competent user Generally you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage, and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
Band 5 Modest user You have a partial command of the language, and cope with overall meaning in most situations, although you are likely to make many mistakes. You should be able to handle basic communication in your own field.
Band 4 Limited user Your basic competence is limited to familiar situations. You frequently show problems in understanding and expression. You are not able to use complex language.
Band 3 Extremely limited user You convey and understand only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.

Kindly see the table given below to see Band score needed to get admission in different Canadian colleges.

Study In Ontario Toronto Band Requirement
Algonquin College Min.   band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G, Health Care Diploma / Ad. Diploma & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Cambrian College Overall 6.0 band at least 5.5 band in any section for Post-Secondary Programs & Overall 6.5 band at least 6.0 band in any section for Graduate Programs
Canadore College Overall 6.0 band at least 5.5 band in any section for Diploma, PG Programs & Overall 6.5 band at least 6.0 band for Health Programs
Centennial College Min. 6.0 Band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0 band but in one section 5.5 band is acceptable
Conestoga College Min. 6.0 band at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma / Advance Diploma, for PG & Bachelor programs overall 6.5 band at least 5.5 bands – Some PG offered on 6.0 band overall if you have 1st class
Confederation College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma, Advance Diploma & for P.G, Fast-Track program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Durham College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Fanshawe College Min. 6.0 Band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0 – Some PG offered on 6.0 band overall if you have 1st class
Fleming College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma, Advance Diploma & P.G program
George Brown College Min. 6.0 Band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0 band but in one section 5.5 band is acceptable Notarized documents required
Georgian College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Humber College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0 Bands
Lambton College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section, for Pharmacy Technician program 6.5 Bands
Loyalist College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Mohawk College Overall 6.0 band at least 5.5 band in any section for Diploma & Overall 6.5 band at least 6.0 band in any section for PG Programs
Niagara College Overall 6.0 band at least 5.5 band in any section for Post-Secondary Programs & Overall 6.5 band at least 5.5 band in any section for Graduate Programs
Northern College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma, Advanced Diploma, For P.G &Bachelor Program 6.0 band at least 5.5
Sault College Overall 6.0 band at least 5.5 band in any section for Diploma, PG Programs & Overall 6.5 band at least 6.0 band for Pharmacy Technician. 7.0 band for some health science programs
Seneca College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Sheridan College Min. 6.0 Band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 Band at least 6.0
St. Clair College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma, Advance Diploma & P.G program
St. Lawrence College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Advance Diploma and Diploma, for P.G & Bachelor program 6.5 band at least 6.0
Study In Manitoba
Red River College Overall 6.5 band & in L: 6.5, R: 6.5, S: 6.5, & W: 6.0 band
Manitoba Institute Of Trades And Technology Overall 6.0 band no band less than 5.5 in any section Former WTC – Winnipeg Technical College
Study In Alberta
Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology Nait Min. 6.5 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma / Degree programs
Bow Valley College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 band in each section for Diploma, 7.0 band for Pharmacy Technician & Practical Nursing
Medicine Hat College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 band for PG programs
Study In Saskatchewan
Camosun College  Min. 6.0 band overall no band less than 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 band for PG Diploma
College Of New Caledonia Min. 6.0 band overall no band less than 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 band for PG Diploma
College Of The Rockies Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for all Diploma & PG, Dental & Practical Nursing programs – 6.5 bands no band less than 6.0 Aviation programs required 7.5 bands no band less than 6.0
Douglas College Overall 6.0 band with a Min. of 6.0 in Reading and Writing & at least 5.5 in each section
Langara College Overall 6.5 band at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 at least 6.0 for PG programs
North Island College Overall 6.5 band no band less than 6.0 in each section
Northern Lights College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 band for PG programs
Parkland College Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 band for PG programs
Saskatchewan Institute Of Applied Science & Technology Overall 6.5 band at least 5.5 in each section for Diploma & 6.5 at least 6.0 for PG programs
Selkirk College Min. 6.5 band & at least 5.5 band in each section
Vancouver Island University Min. 6.0 band & at least 5.5 in each section

Canada Study Visa Without IELTS

To make it less demanding for students to gain admission without too much hassle, many colleges in Canada have begun waiving off the examinations scores needed. One prominent waiver is that of the IELTS.

Top universities that do not require IELTS scores

The following is a list of universities in Canada that offer this exemption:

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How Can Meharban Overseas help you to get a student visa and permit?

If you seek documentation assistance for Canada or Student Visa, you may contact Meharban Overseas Canada student visa consultant in Delhi on 011-45660800-01. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to info@meharbaninternational.com.

Frequently asked questions about Canada study Visa.

Answer. Tuition fees vary based on institution. Please contact the administration where you intend to Canada study for more information.
Anser. An applicant may need a criminal record check if he or she intends to come to Canada as a student. If required, he or she will have to obtain a police certificate from each country or territory where he or she has lived for six or more months consecutively since the age of 18. Police certificates are required to determine if applicants have a criminal record. They also help visa officers make sure applicants are not a security risk to Canada.
Answer. The first step is to get admission to a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) recognized by the government of Canada. Once an individual receives a letter of acceptance from a DLI, he or she may be able to apply for a Canada study permit. Applications may be made online or by mail.

All new Canada study permits are issued at a Canadian port of entry. An applicant who has submitted an application to a foreign Canadian Visa Office will be issued a letter of approval advising him or her to travel to a Canadian port of entry to have the Canada study permit issued. A study permit is generally issued for the duration of the person’s studies.
Answer. Scholarships may be available to international students from private, government or public institutions in Canada. There may be scholarships available to international students from the study institution of choice.
Answer. An applicant is not required to obtain a study permit for a program, which is less than six months in duration. However, if a course is longer than six months, the prospective student will need to apply for a study permit.

There are benefits to applying to a study permit even if you are applying to a program that is less than six months. Even if you do not need a study permit, it may be beneficial to apply for one. In the event that you decide to continue studying in a new program after completing your short-term studies, without a study permit, you may be required to leave the country and apply through a Canadian visa office outside Canada. To apply for a permit for a short-term course or program, your studies must be at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
Answer. An international student may be eligible to work while studying in Canada. A student must have a valid study permit and be enrolled full-time at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Study permit holders may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks. To work “on-campus” a student must meet the following criteria listed on this page.

In order to work “off-campus”, a study permit must be authorized for off-campus work by a visa officer. If you are enrolled in a full-time academic, the professional or vocational training program at a designated learning institution, you may be eligible to work “off-campus” without a work permit. However, it should be printed on the study permit that you are authorized to work off-campus.

An international student must stop working the day they no longer meet the eligibility requirements. There is an important exemption to this regulation: students enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) program are not authorized to work with a study permit.
Answer. Canadian immigration policy offers international students many ways to stay and settle in the country after graduation. A popular option available to international students after graduation is the possibility for an open work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). Under the PGWPP, an individual who has studied full-time at a participating Designated Learning Institution (DLI) may be eligible to apply for a PGWP.

Gaining work experience in Canada after graduation may help you qualify for permanent residence in Canada through a variety of immigration available immigration programs. For more information on PGWP eligibility criteria, please visit this page. Generally, if a PGWP is issued, it is for the same duration as the applicant's studies for a minimum of eight months and a maximum of three years.
Answer. If an application is refused, the individual may be able to re-apply with a new application.
Answer. Please note that most Canadian Universities and colleges may require IELTS or proof of language proficiency in order to gain admission. However, please note that this is an admission requirement and not a requirement for a Canadian Study Permit unless applying through the Student Partner Program. Therefore, it is advisable that you verify with the academic institution you wish to attend to determine if IELTS is required and the scores needed.
Answer. Canada requires citizens of certain countries to have their biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) provided.
Answer. Canada study permit applicants need to prove they have sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, and financial capacity to support living expenses for the first year of study. This table shows the minimum funds required to support yourself as a student and family members who come with you to Canada:

Number of people All provinces except Quebec
Single student Tuition plus $10,000 for a 12-month period (or $833 per month)
For one accompanying family member add: $4,000 for a 12-month period (or $333 per month)
For each additional family member, add: $3,000 for a 12-month period per dependent child of any age (or $255 per month)


In Quebec, the financial requirements for prospective students are different. In addition to tuition fees, a prospective international student is required to show that he or she has the following funds, dependent on his or her situation.
Answer. Processing times for Canada study visa/ permit vary by visa office.
Answer. Applicants interested in studying in Quebec need to first apply for a Certificat d’acceptation de Quebec (Certificate of Acceptance for Quebec, or CAQ) and then apply for a Canada study visa/permit.
Answer. While a study permit authorizes international students to pursue their studies while in Canada, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) allows a person to enter Canada. Depending on the country of citizenship, an international student may need a TRV for entry.

For overseas applications, applicants from countries whose citizens require TRV in order to enter Canada will be issued a TRV automatically if the application for a study permit/study visa is approved. These applicants do not need to submit a separate application for a TRV and there is no separate fee. The same applies to applicants from countries whose citizens need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in order to enter Canada by air.
Answer. An applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination based on the discretion of the visa officer.

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