How to Study in Ottawa on a Student Visa

Ottawa is home to several internationally-recognized universities and colleges, and over 130,000 international students arrive in Canada every year to study at these and other institutions across the country. While furthering your education, you can also increase your proficiency in one of the official languages (English or French), and there is also a chance that you could use your study experience in Canada to become a permanent resident under the Canadian Experience Class. However, a study permit is necessary before you can do any of this. 

Study in Ottawa on a Canadian study permit

There are strict requirements in place for Canadian study permit applications, and they are not easy to get. To be considered eligible for a study permit, you must meet these requirements or your study permit application can be denied.

For example, if you are from a country that is not on the visa-exempt list, you may have to apply for a visitor visa in addition to your study permit before you are allowed into Canada. In addition, you could have to go through a medical exam.

One of the most important components of a study permit application is that you can demonstrate you have enough funds to cover not only your tuition but your general living expenses for the duration of your study in Canada. While you can work as a student in Canada (under quite limited circumstances), you cannot rely on this to pay your way while you study in Canada.

Finally, you must be able to provide a copy of your acceptance letter from a Canadian educational institution.

Study permit lawyers in Ottawa

Not every foreign national will require a study permit to go to school in Canada, but most do. We are an immigration law firm with years of experience in helping students come to Canada to live and study, and we can help you too. Your study permit application needs to be prepared properly, so don’t leave it up to chance and risk being denied. We can assist you, just call us at the above number for an assessment of your case.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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