For all study permit holders from visa-exempt countries:
A study permit is not a visa. It does not give you the right to board your flight to Canada. Along with your permit, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to Canada.
If you received your initial permit on or after August 1, 2015, you were automatically issued an eTA along with your permit.
If you renew a study permit, an eTA is not automatically renewed or issued to you. You need to apply for one separately. See Extend your study permit.
Before you can apply for a study permit, you must have been accepted at a designated learning institution in Canada. You also need to have the right documents.
Consult the designated learning institutions list before you apply.
Get the right documents
There are certain documents you need to apply for a study permit, such as proof of acceptance, proof of identity, proof of financial support and a letter of explanation.
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