This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the IRCC website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
All foreign nationals require written authorization (a study permit) in order to study in Canada unless exempted.
- Who needs a study permit
- Making an application
- Refugees/Protected Persons
- Designated learning institutions
- Assessing an application
- Letters of acceptance
- Studying in Quebec
- Scholarship and award recipients
- Other considerations
- Final decisions: Entering new study permit conditions in GCMS and FOSS
- On-campus work
- Co-op Work Permit Program
- Off-campus Work Permit Program
- Post-Graduation Work Permit Program
- Spouses or common-law spouses of full-time students
Admission to Canada
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements for the temporary resident category under which they have applied, applicants will require either a visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
- What is a temporary resident visa?
- Types of temporary resident visas
- Intake: process for applying for a temporary resident visa
- Temporary resident visa processing
- Validity, extensions and restoration of temporary resident status
All foreign nationals who are visa-exempt are required to obtain an eTA to travel to Canada by air.
- What is an eTA?
- Who needs an eTA?
- Who does not need an eTA?
- How much does an eTA cost?
- How do clients apply for an eTA?
- For how long is an eTA valid?
- How does the eTA application assessment process work?
- How will the eTA requirement be enforced?
- What are the key dates for implementation of the eTA program?
- Procedures: manually processing eTA applications
- eTA: Client service
- Date Modified: