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Study Permit

Study Permit

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A study permit allows you to study in a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) for a period longer than 6 months. It can be a language course, a college course, a bachelor’s degree, or even a post-graduate career.

Depending on the case, you may also need a temporary residence visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization that will let you enter the country.

The conditions of the study permit vary depending on the type of permit that you are granted. For example, some may allow you to work a part-time job as long as you are taking a full-time study program (at least 15 hours per week). Some may restrict the area in Canada where you are allowed to travel.

The study permit duration also depends on the length of the study program you enroll in. It is usually valid for the length of your program and an additional 90 days. This gives you a window to prepare your departure or extend your stay.

What You Need for a Study Permit

  The letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution.

  Proof that you can pay and maintain yourself for the period that you will be in Canada.

  Guarantee your return to your home country once your course is over.

If you want full guidance in this process, our allied company, Studyvantage, can assist you.

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We offer an initial free phone call assessment to inform you of the immigration pathways that best suit you.

Extend Your Stay in Canada as a Student!

You can only extend your permit before your current status expires. Submitting an application in this time frame will allow you to stay as a student until you get the decision of your process.

  If you apply after your status expires, you can submit an application for restoration of status, as long as no more than 90 days have passed since expiration.

  If you want to extend your stay but already graduated, you may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit.

  If you want to extend or restore your status, call us to learn about the options available to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a licensed immigration consultancy firm, Castle and Co is not only authorized to provide you with advice and guidance. We can also represent you before the Canadian Government as your third party to minimize any errors or omissions with your applications. We work mainly with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for any immigration application and ESDC (Service Canada) for any foreign worker-related LMIA application.

Our many years of experience have taught us how to prepare solid applications and communicate effectively and efficiently with government institutions.

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Castle & Co is a consultancy firm that can provide services for the following immigration applications:

  Permanent Residence through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or Quebec programs.

  Family Reunification through Spouse Sponsorship (spouse, conjugal, common-law), Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship, Dependent Children reunification, or others.

  Temporary Residence to acquire tourist visas, as well as study and work permits & visas.

  Citizenship preparation for permanent residents who have lived in Canada for more than three years.

  Consultations and expert reviews on your application if you are preparing it on your own.

We also help Canadian employers prepare a solid LMIA application to hire the foreign workers they need.

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Under certain conditions, you may continue with the same legal status as the one that just expired while you wait for the outcome of the application you already submitted. This is called implied status.

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Under certain conditions, restoration of status is granted after an officer assesses an application to restore your legal status in Canada. For example, if you had a work permit that has already expired, you will need to apply to restore your status (this can be done within 90 days of the expiry date) along with applying for the new immigration document.

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As part of our service, we will walk you through this process and send you the proper instructions on how to pay these fees.

We give you the option to pay them yourself or include the costs in our service payments so that we can pay this on your behalf.

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It will depend on the program, the country of residence and the processing times in effect by the Canadian immigration offices when the application is submitted. You can find the approximate current processing times here.

Please keep in mind that these processing times are estimates. Sometimes offices process cases, prioritizing applications depending on several factors. Also, at times applications are forwarded to other processing centers that may have a lower work backlog, thus, reducing processing times considerably. If your application was not professionally prepared or contains errors or omissions, the processing times will be increased for several months or even years.

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In certain cases, your study permit allows you to work off-campus. Usually, you are allowed to work 20 hours (part-time) with a study permit and 40 hours (full-time) during scheduled breaks of the academic calendar.

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If you are in Canada as a visitor, you might have to leave the country before your study or work permit is approved and your status is changed. If you are in Canada studying or working, you may be able to change your status.

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