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Canada Student Visa Guidance

Canada Student Visa Guidance

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Canada Student Visa well known as Canadian Student Visa, Canada Study Visa or Canada Study Permit is for students who have a confirmed college admission letter from a Canadian Education Institution or a Canadian university. The students should be willing genuinely with a Canada student visa.

Canada has become one of the best study destinations for overseas students because of its high class and best quality education system, low tuition fees and great job opportunities. Including the 130,000 abroad students who move to Canada for further studies, there are many others who apply for a Canadian visa to learn English or French languages.

Canada Study Visa or Canada Study Permit or Canada Student Visa is issued on a short-term basis and only for the period in which you will have your study program in Canada. The student with a Canada Student Visa or Canada Study Permit has to leave once the study period is complete.

Government of Canada does not provide any medical or health insurance to an abroad student. Canadian Student visa applicant has to enquire by himself/herself with their respective institutions regarding their medical coverage and health insurance.


Eligibility for the Canada Student Visa/Canada Study Visa/Canada Study Permit

Eligibility for Canada Student Visa depends on the level and the study program. Educational background along with country of citizenship also plays an important role in getting Canada Study Permit or Canadian Student Visa

You need to qualify the below points to apply for a Canada student visa or a Canada study permit:

  • Canada student visa applicant should have their application accepted by a recognized school or university in Canada.
  • Canada student visa applicant should demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to meet accommodation, study requirements and other living expenses.
  • Canada student visa applicant needs to be a law abiding citizen and should produce a police certificate on arrival.
  • Canada student visa applicant should have the intention to leave Canada on completion of the course.
  • Canada student visa applicant should undergo medical/health examination if required.

Canada student visa applicant is not subjected to all the above requirements for Canada Study Permit or Canada Student Visa if:

  • If the study program or course duration is less than or equal to 6 months
  • If Canada student visa applicant is a family member or staff member of a foreign representative or diplomat to Canada accredited by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • If the Canada student visa applicant is a member of a foreign armed force under the Visiting Forces Act


Features of Canada Student Visa


A Canadian student visa holder is eligible for:

  • Foreign students can benefit from the awards, scholarships, and bursaries that many universities and educational institutions offer.
  • Canada Student Visa, Canada Study Permit or Canada Study Visa also allows an overseas student to work part time on the educational institute’s campus in which he/she is studying, throughout the school year.
  • Canada student visa holders can apply for Off-Campus Work visa after 6 months of educational program
  • Off-campus work visa allows foreign students to enjoy Canada’s beautiful and diverse landscape and also gain Canadian work experience
  • This visa also allows foreign students to stay in Canada for up to 2 years, as they can apply for the Post-Graduation Work visa
  • All these can entitle the Canada student visa holder to apply for permanent residence, permitting them to stay and work for indefinite period in Canada

Minor Students 

Minor applicants who want to come to Canada for pursuing their studies need to have a custodian. A letter of permission from parents along with their contact details also needs to be provided.

Visa Validity

  • Grades 1 through 8 minors have validity for 1 year duration
  • Grades 9 through 12 minors or minors attending college or university have visa validity for full length of their study and additional 90 days.
  • Minor students studying in Quebec have the validity period same as that of their CAQ (Québec Acceptance Certificate)
  • Minors who are children of people holding long-term study or work permits, minor student visa is valid for till the child’s passport is valid or same period as of their parents or as the length of their CAQ (Québec Acceptance Certificate) if studying in Quebec

Visa exemption for minor children

  • If the child is in kindergarten
  • If he/she is a refugee or child of a refugee or is a child of parents who are already in Canada and are allowed to study or work

If the minors wish to pursue their higher education in Canada after turning into a major, they need to apply for a study permit.

Extension of the Student Visa

Applicants with intention to extend their stay in Canada as a student need to apply for visa renewal, 30 days before the current visa expires. The student can stay in Canada, if the current visa expires before the decision is done on the visa.

Canada student visa applicants need to apply for renewal of their study permit, if they intend to travel out of Canada and the permit expires whilst traveling. Canada study permit or Canada Student Visa cannot be extended beyond the expiry date on the Canadian student visa applicant’s passport.


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Fees, Costs & Refund Policy

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Our service charges are same and standard across all our offices for each and every product. We guarantee that you will be quoted a nominal and affordable price for the world class services we offer. Prices are determined by the company & are fixed for all offices, clients & cases irrespective of the place, religion, gender or class. Be assured of giving the right and best price for all our products across all our branches– at par with all our 10000+ clients around the world.



Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance
*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.


Post Landing & Resettlement Services

Once the client receives his/her Canada Student Visa, Canada Study Permit or Canadian Study Visa for studying in Canada, we offer post landing and resettlement services. Our post landing assistance includes

  • Complete orientation on relocation
  • Accommodation and travel assistance ( if required at extra cost)
  • Pick up at Airport – extra charges
  • Assistance in getting overseas travel insurance
  • Tips on how to settle and socialize in the university and university students


Country Profile

Canada has always been the favorite place for study among the foreign students. The main motivating factors are:

  • High-quality education system
  • State of the art research facilities
  • Distinct post-graduate employment opportunities
  • Off-campus work visa
  • Developed economy
  • Pathway for Canadian PR




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