How to Legally Apply for a Canadian Student Visa 2020/2021

Apply for a Canadian Student Visa is very easy but there is a lot of processions you need to consider.

In this blog post, we will discuss the procedure on How to Legally Apply for a Canadian Student Visa 2020/2021.

Below are all the Canadian Student Visa Requirements needed for your application procedure;

1. Biometrics (Photograph and Fingerprints) are compulsory for international students coming from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa students.

2. medical exam is required and police check (you will NOT be granted a study permit if you have crime record), police clearance certificate will be required for proof.

3. A valid international passport

4. 2 recent passport-sized image of you tag it with your name and date of birth behind the passport.

5. Statement of account with the sum of CA$10,000 (USD$7,650) or above must be in your account which also includes your tuition fee too. That is Your Tuition Fee CA$2,014 (USD$2,650) + Your Savings CA$10,000 (USD$7,650).

Prove that you are financially stable, there are documents you need to present;

1. Bank Statements

2. Evidence of a Canadian account in your name if the money’s been transferred,

3. A bank draft in a Convertible Currency

4. Proof of payment of Tuition and Accommodation fees

5. A letter from a person or institution providing you with money

6. Proof of funding paid from within Canada if you have a scholarship or are undertaking a Canadian-funded program.

How to Apply through the Student Direct Stream

The Student Direct Stream is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution.

The Student Direct Stream is available to legal residents who also reside in...
  • China
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Vietnam
The requirements are similar to the regular study permit but you will need to have an IELTS score of at least 6, or a 7 in the Niveaux the Comp├ętence Linguistique Canadiens for French.

If your document meets the Student Direct Stream requirement, then your student permit will be approved very fast..

But If you don’t meet the requirements your application will be on review for the regular study permit option and you won’t get faster processing.

By the time your Canadian student visa application is completely approved, you’ll receive a Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction.

And applicants from countries that require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a Temporary Residence Visa will be given these if the need arises.

The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be linked to your passport.

The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be valid for 5 years or until your passport expires, depends on which one comes first.

Working in Canada + Study in Canada

Meanwhile, you should also consider the need to have a part-time job to support yourself at the same time studying in Canada.

You qualified to work on-campus or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters...

You can also work 20 hours full-time during winter break or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.

Now to qualify for this opportunity, you must;
  • Have a valid study permit
  • Be a full-time student
  • Be registered at a recognized learning institution at the post-secondary level or, in Quebec, a vocational program at the secondary level
  • Be studying a program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate.

The Important of Social Insurance Number (SIN)

You will also need a Social Insurance Number from Service Canada to work in Canada

You receive benefits and services from government programs.

After 90 days of study completing, your study permit will become invalid.

So its best to acquire a post-graduation work permit if you want to stay in Canada after your studies and it is valid for three (3) years.