Canada Student Visa Eligibility & Rules - Complete Details
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Canada Student Visa Eligibility & Rules - Complete Details

PBPiyush Bhartiya
Updated OnSep 22, 2021
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Canada student visa eligibility and rules

Canada student visa is the visa on which students from across the globe get a chance to study and stay in Canada for a definite period of time. One does not need a study permit if the course lasts less than six months. Once applied for a Canadian student visa, it can be renewed and extended if one plans to study more. The student visa allows students to work part-time on the campus or off the campus and after graduation, one has to apply for a permanent resident to work full time.

Canada student visa new rules

If one is planning to go to Canada for education, a study permit is essential and required for it. To apply for the visa, one first needs to be aware of the new rules to help proper understanding and avoiding any confusion. Some of the updated rules from the past which one needs to follow are:

  • The aspirant must possess the letter of acceptance from the institution one aspires to go to.
  • Aspirants should provide enough proof that they have funds to pay for the institution they are going to.
  • The aspirants should show the will to return home after completion of the course.
  • Some institutions require medical tests of individuals to know any serious health problem.

Canada student visa rules 2018

Canadian student visa rules of 2018 were the rules which were applied in the past year which one has to follow to get the visa and study abroad.

  • There must be a letter of acceptance from the university one wishes to study in.
  • A letter of recommendation is required from the aspirant’s previous institution to get admission.
  • Aspirants should have enough funds to show that not only they can not only fund their education but also sustain their standards of living. 
  • Aspirants have to show full-time course fees beforehand to get a study visa.

Canada embassy rules for a student visa

Canadian embassy has a set of rules which one needs to follow to get a study permit from the government. These sets of rules if followed correctly will help students to get a visa and the chance of rejection will decrease.

Following rules are:

  • One should be accepted by the designated learning institute
  • One should prove they have an adequate sum of money to fulfill not only the tuition fees but also the living expenses.
  • One should not have any criminal record
  • One should submit their medical certificates 
  • Proof of returning back to home

Canada student visa rules and regulations

These rules and regulations are the ones that are described above are the ones that need to be followed to successfully apply for the visa. Credit card details are necessary as to check if the aspirant has enough funds in the account to sustain in a country like Canada. While getting your visa for Canada, one has to preferably show the cash in liquid as assets are not much preferred by the authorities.

Following rules and regulations are:

  • One should be accepted by the designated learning institute
  • One should prove they have an adequate sum of money to fulfill not only the tuition fees but also the living expenses.
  • One should not have any criminal record
  • One should submit their medical certificates 
  • English proficiency test, preferably IELTS with a min score of 6
  • Passing marks i.e. 50% in your HSc, SSc, and graduation.

Canada student visa eligibility 

Canada student visa eligibility is the set of points that prove that one is eligible for getting the visa or not. The eligibility of an aspirant is determined by the documents which one has to provide, are all the documents original or not.

The following list of documents which one has to show are:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of acceptance from a designated learning institute
  • Proof of funds
  • Immigration medical examination 
  • Passport size photographs
  • English language proficiency exam

Canada student visa eligibility criteria 

Canada student visa eligibility criteria are the criteria that one needs to get the study or work permit in Canada. All the valid proofs should be available with the aspirant to clear the eligibility criteria. Visa eligibility not only depends on the financial status but also the purpose of going to the country. If an aspirant is going to Canada on a study permit, they must show content to return back home and not settle there until they are hired by an organization and they are willing to give them the work visa.

Following documents that one should have to clear the eligibility criteria:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of acceptance from a designated learning institute
  • Proof of funds
  • Immigration medical examination 
  • Passport size photographs
  • English language proficiency exam with a min score of 6 in IELTS
  • At Least 50% in HSC, SSC and graduation level
  • Valid credit card 
  • Content to return back home

Canada study permit eligibility 

Canada study permit is given to students based on their eligibility. These are the criteria that one needs to follow to get a study permit in Canada else the request may get rejected.

  • English proficiency exam like IELTS, PTE
  • Passport
  • Credit card
  • Police certificate clear of all criminal records
  • Proof of funds
  • Acceptance letter

List of Documents Required

List of documents needed to confirm the fulfillment of above-mentioned requirements would be-

  • ITR, Bank statements/record or similar documents for financial capacity
  • Application form duly and correctly filled
  • The offer of admission/enrollment letter by the institution you will be attending
  • Medical examination certificate
  • Proof of tuition fee paid in advance
  • Recent digital photographs 
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcript/diplomas/degrees acquired
  • Application fee payment receipt
  • Valid Passport and its copies 
  • Results of English proficiency tests
  • Proof of residency status if required (copies of identity proofs) 

Key things to keep in mind while applying for Canada Student Visa

Here is a shortlist of some key things to keep in mind while applying for your Canadian visa with some insider tips so that your application process is obstacle-free:

  • Wait for your confirmation of enrolment before applying for the visa
  • Recheck all the documents and your application form before sending it in
  • Research the application process in case some institutions have their own additional distinct procedures to be adhered to 
  • As Indian students, you do not need to give biometrics for a study permit in Canada 
  • Look up the minimum financial/income requirement that needs to be shown/required
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Piyush Bhartiya
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.