Visa Requirements

A study permit and Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) are required for Indian students to study in Canada as a prerequisite.

What is a study permit?

Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) deals with study permits for education in Canada. This permit is provided to the student once enrolled on a course. The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or visitor visa accompanies the student permit to allow students to enter Canada, not for education approval.

Canada's International Student Program: As the number of international students enrolling in Canadian Universities is multiplying every year, the International Student Program enables students to extend their study permit in Canada, apply for a job and work towards gaining a permanent residency after graduating.

Choose a program: To get admission to a University, students applying to Canadian institutes must first apply to a program of their choice, one that is in sync with their educational history and work experience.

Apply to the school: Students must get a letter of acceptance from a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI) to get a study permit.

Apply for a study permit: there are four steps to go through here:

  • Eligibility: The requirements are the acceptance letter, financial support proof, and other backing documents.
  • Preparing the application: Eligible students must obtain all required documents, and failure to meet the requirements will result in rejection by an immigration officer. Hence it is better to have a certified immigration agent review the application first.
  • Submission of study permit application: Students can create an account on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website and electronically apply, or they can get hard copies printed and post them to the Visa Application Centre (VAC) of their country.
  • If the study permit is approved, students are expected to move to Canada: a student permit will be handed over on arrival at the Canadian Port of Entry (POE). After approval of this permit, the government will present the student with a Port of Entry Introduction Letter to be submitted to the immigration office to get the study permit. 


The documents required for a study permit include a letter of acceptance from the student's school/university, a work permit/passport, and financial support documents. Proof of funds to cover tuition, living expenses and travel expenses are required to complete the financial aid document. Applicants must also be law-abiding citizens of their own country, have no criminal record and be in good health. A personal interview will be held at the embassy regarding proof of the following:

  • Proof of Canadian bank account with a name if there is a money transfer.
  • Proof of a loan from the institute.
  • Bank declaration with a draft in a changed currency.
  • Payment evidence of tuition and resident fee.
  • Letter for the fund provider.
  • Proof of scholarship to show that funding is within Canada.
  • Attested documents of grades 10th, 12th, and Degree levels.
  • Passed certificates of English language proficiency test
  • GMAT and GRE test scores.
  • Academic reference – 2
  • Employer reference – 2
  • Passport photo
  • SOP
  • CV/Resume
  • Achievement and Extracurricular certificates

Student Visa with dependants

A dependent visa may be applied for by a family member of a spouse, a civil partner, a dependent under the age of twenty-one, a dependent parent or grandparents, a foreign adoptee who is a Canadian citizen or a blood relative.

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List of universities

S.No. Universities Country
1 Cape Breton University Nova Scotia, Canada
2 University Canada West British Columbia, Canada
3 Acadia University Nova Scotia, Canada
4 Algoma University Ontario, Canada
5 Athabasca University Alberta, Canada
6 Bishops University Quebec, Canada
7 Brescia University College Ontario, Canada
8 British Columbia Institute of Technology British Columbia, Canada
9 Brock University Ontario, Canada
10 Canadian Mennonite University Manitoba, Canada
11 Carleton University Ontario, Canada
12 Concordia University Quebec, Canada
13 Crandall University New Brunswick, Canada
14 Dalhousie University Nova Scotia, Canada
15 Dominican University College Ontario, Canada
16 Huron University College Ontario, Canada
17 Lakehead University Ontario, Canada
18 MacEwan University Alberta, Canada
19 McMaster University Ontario, Canada
20 McGill University Quebec, Canada
21 The University of British Columbia British Columbia, Canada
22 Trent University Ontario, Canada
23 Trinity Western university British Columbia, Canada
24 University of Calgary Alberta, Canada
25 Algonquin College Ontario, Canada
26 Alexander College British Columbia, Canada
27 Candore College Ontario, Canada
28 Concordia University of Edmonton Alberta, Canada
29 Conestoga College Ontario, Canada
30 First Nations University of Canada Saskatchewan, Canada
31 Kwantlen Polytechnic University British Columbia, Canada
32 Laurentian University Ontario, Canada
33 Laval University Quebec, Canada
34 Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
35 Nipissing University Ontario, Canada
36 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Alberta, Canada
37 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University Nova Scotia, Canada
38 OCAD University of Canada Ontario, Canada
39 Ontario Tech University Ontario, Canada
40 Parkland College Saskatchewan, Canada
41 Queens University Ontario, Canada
42 Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning courses Ontario, Canada
43 Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario, Canada
44 Seneca College Ontario, Canada
45 Sheridan College Ontario, Canada
46 Simon Fraser University British Columbia, Canada
47 Sprott Shaw College British Columbia, Canada
48 St. Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia, Canada
49 St. Thomas University New Brunswick, Canada
50 The University of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
51 Thompson Rivers University British Columbia, Canada
52 Toronto Film School Ontario, Canada
53 University of Alberta Alberta, Canada
54 University of Guelph Ontario, Canada
55 University of Kings College Nova Scotia, Canada
56 University of Lethbrigde Alberta, Canada
57 University of Manitoba Manitoba, Canada
58 University of New Brunswick New Brunswick, Canada
59 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) British Columbia, Canada
60 University of Ottawa Ontario, Canada
61 Redeemer University Ontario, Canada
62 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatchewan, Canada
63 Selkirk College British Columbia, Canada
64 Mohawk College Ontario, Canada
65 Mount Allison University New Brunswick, Canada
66 Mount Royal University Alberta, Canada
67 New York Institute of Technology - Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
68 Niagara College Ontario, Canada
69 Northern College Ontario, Canada