I want to study in Canada for less than 6 months. Do I need a study permit?
It depends on where you’re applying from and whether you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
Applying from outside Canada
If you’re fully vaccinated
We don’t request or look at your COVID-19 vaccination status when we process your application. A border services officer will make the final decision about whether you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
You still need a valid travel document (electronic travel authorization or visitor visa) to come to Canada.
If you’re not fully vaccinated
If you don’t qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must
- get a study permit and
- attend a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory
You won’t be able to travel to Canada if you don’t have a study permit or your DLI isn’t on the approved list.
Applying from inside Canada
If you’re already in Canada, you don’t need a study permit for a course or study program that lasts 6 months or less. You must get a study permit if you want to study for longer than 6 months.
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