A study permit is a document issued to foreign national to study at a designated learning institute in Canada. Most foreign national need a study permit to study in Canada. An aspiring student must have a study permit before their travel to Canada. Also, your study permit in not a visa and doesn’t allow you to enter Canada. You must also need a visa to enter Canada, if your study permit gets approved, you will be a visa to study with it. A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. These 90 days let you prepare to either leave Canada or apply to extend your study.
People who don’t need a permit to study in Canada
Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. The cases below are exceptions. Short-term studies (6 months or less).
You can study at any school in Canada without a study permit if: your course or program lasts 6 months or less your studies aren’t part of a longer program and you’ll complete all your studies within the time we approved you to stay in Canada (usually 6 months after you enter).
If you’re taking prerequisite courses, you should get a study permit, even if the courses are less than 6 months long. If you don’t, you’ll have to apply for a study permit before you can start your full study program.
Depending on processing times, you may not get it in time to start your studies.