Coming to Canada

You’ve chosen to study a new language abroad to make learning a true adventure. Canada’s diverse, dynamic cities are located near beautiful natural environments. Most important, a welcoming population and bilingual society mean you learn French and English while also making cherished friends and lifetime memories.

To make the most of your experience, we’ve put together information that can help you.

1. TYPE OF STUDY

Studying for six months or less
If you are planning to study for less than six months, you do not need a separate study permit (as you can check here, under the heading “Exceptions”). To find out whether you need a visitor’s visa to visit Canada, please use this link, and search for your country of origin/citizenship.

Studying for six months or more
If you are planning to study for more than six months, you will need a study permit. Study permits will only be issued for students who have been accepted to study at a Designated Learning Institution. To check if the institution you are interested in is designated, please use this link and search functions.

Please note:
Not all Languages Canada member institutions in Quebec are designated. Please contact our member programs directly for more information about transitional procedures in place for this province.

2. COUNTRY-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Visa options may depend on the country of origin. Please consult the Canadian Embassy webpage for your country or region of origin / citizenship for more information. We have listed some direct links below:

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