Depending on your country of origin and the type and length of study, you may require:
- A temporary resident visa
- A study permit
The type of documentation required depends on your country of origin, the program you are taking, and the length of your study:
- Any study program of up to six months: no study permit is required
- Programs longer than six months require a study permit
If you will be studying in a program of six months or less, but think you may continue your studies in another program after this short-term program is completed, you should apply for a study permit before you come to Canada. If you do not have a valid study permit and wish to continue your studies, you will have to leave Canada in order to apply for one.
NOTE: A temporary resident visa may be required depending on your country of origin. Refer to the list of countries that require a temporary resident visa as provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
For more information, please visit IRCC’s website at: canada.ca/immigration-refugees-citizenship