If you are planning to study abroad, it is important to understand what the rules and regulations are for Student Immigration to Canada. The country is very welcoming to students, but there are some things that you must know before traveling and obtaining your visa.
The first step is to find the education program you want to attend in the country. After that, you need to apply for a study permit. This is typically done by a Designated Learning Institute (DLI). Cohen Immigration Law can help you with this process.
When applying for the study permit, you will need to provide the required documentation such as a police certificate, bank statement showing that you have sufficient funds for your stay, and a letter of acceptance from your chosen university or college. You must also prove that you are a healthy individual and that you have had the proper immunizations for travel to Canada. You may need to have these documents translated or certified.
You can apply online or by filling out a paper application. The requirements for both applications will differ, so it is important to know which one you are going to apply for before getting started.
Once your application has been submitted, it will be processed and an interview will be conducted, if required. If your application is successful, you will receive a notice that indicates when your study permit will begin. This date is when you can travel to Canada and will be valid for the duration of your program, plus 90 days.
If you are not in Canada and need to travel while your study permit is active, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). You must have a valid passport and the letter of acceptance from your DLI in order to obtain this. You will need to present this to the border control agency at the airport when entering the country.
If you want to work while studying in Canada, you will need to change your status from student to worker. Changing your status from student to worker can be difficult and it is important to speak with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant or RISIA before taking any action. They can help you navigate the complexities of the process and ensure that all your documents are in order to avoid any issues when changing your status. Having the right paperwork in place can save you time and money. The process can also be a lot easier if you hire an experienced consultant to handle it for you. They can guide you through the steps and ensure that your visa is approved in a timely manner. Contact us today to get started. We offer a free consultation.