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Documents required for Canada Study Permit - Student Visa

You ought to apply for a Canada study visa after you get the college COE letter. Below mentioned are the requirements expected to apply for Canada Student Visa.

Proof of identity


A valid passport is an utmost requirement when we are applying for a Student Visa. As per the IRCC, If you're coming to Canada to study, your passport must be valid for more than the program duration; IRCC cannot issue a study permit beyond the expiry date of your passport.


You also need to provide two recent passport-size photographs, and you must write the name and date of birth on the back of each photo.

Proof of acceptance

You must include the original or electronic copy of your letter of acceptance received from the designated learning institution (DLI) with your study permit application.

If you received a conditional letter of acceptance, you would get your study permit for the length of those courses plus one year. Once you are accepted into your main program, you'll need to apply for a new student permit to extend your stay as a student.

Statement of purpose

An SOP stands for Statement of Purpose it is a paper expressing the motivation behind applying to a specific course in a particular college.

In simple words: an SOP or Statement of Purpose is an important document which is a 1000-1500 word extended essay needed to apply for a student visa to study in Canada. It is an essay written by applicants highlighting their academic and professional excellence for admission to the particular program.

Proof of financial support / Funds

You need to prove that you can support yourself and the family members coming with you to Canada. You can demonstrate your funds with:

  1. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$ 10,000 from an authorized financial institution.
  2. proof of an education loan from a designated bank
  3. Your / supporter's bank statements for the past four months.
  4. Payment invoice of your paid tuition and housing fees

Minimum funds needed to support yourself as a student (and family members who come with you):

Letter of explanation

The letter of explanation helps the visa officer to understand you and your goals. It explains.

  1. why do you want to study in Canada and
  2. that you know your responsibilities as a student?

If you decide to apply for a study permit, you should include this letter even if you don't have to get a study permit for your program.

Immigration Medical Examination (IME)

you and your family members are coming with you to undergo a necessary Immigration Medical Examination from a designated panel physician.

Please note your own doctor's report is not acceptable by Immigration Canada.

English Language Proficiency Exam Score:

As a student, you need to write an English language exam (IELTS) academic or general training module, and you must have a score of 6.0 bands or higher in each skill mean reading, writing, speaking, and listening),

However, most education institutes accept IELTS academic modules instead of General training, so keep this in mind while booking or preparing for your English language exam test.

Canada Study visa fee:

If you plan to apply for a Canadian student visa, you need to pay the following charges.

  1. Canada study visa fee - CAD $ 150
  2. Biometric charges per person - CAD $ 85
  3. Biometric charges for family - CAD $ 170
  4. You can pay your Canada study visa fee by MasterCard online.

Please note: Pay your visa fee correctly; paying an incorrect price may delay your application processing.

Also Read:

💡 Understanding Canadian Study Permits: A Beginners Guide

💡 Advantages of pursuing higher education abroad


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