If you want to attend an educational institution in Canada for programs or courses longer than 6-months, you will need a study permit. A study permit not only allows you to attend one of Canada’s reputable post-secondary schools, it may also allow you to work part-time or full-time during scheduled breaks.
Who is eligible for a Study Permit?
For post-secondary institutions, an offer of admission from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) is required, along with proof that you are able to support yourself financially as a student.
Minor children may also wish to obtain a study permit while attending elementary, junior high, or high school. Children may be eligible if their parents are legally working in Canada, or if they are under the care of a relative.