Study Permit Lawyers in Toronto Helping Foreign Students Receive an Education in Canada
Why do so many international students consider coming to Canada to receive an education? There are a multitude of reasons. Canada offers students a world-class education and an abundance of choices in universities and colleges. The learning environment is diverse, with voices from all over the world entering the discussion and adding to the experience. And, what’s more, students are allowed to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The appeal of Canada is not solely based on the quality of education it offers students but also based on the quality of life it offers its residents. Commonly ranked among the world’s top places for life satisfaction, Canada is a land of opportunity, a solid economy, numerous job opportunities, top-notch healthcare, an above-average life expectancy, low crime rates, and affordable housing. In addition to applying for permanent residency in Canada, study permit holders can also work part-time in Canada while in school and may be eligible for student assistance programs.
Study permits are among the easier visas for foreign nationals to obtain for travel and immigration to Canada. However, that does not mean that the program is open to all or that the application process is straightforward. All matters under immigration law are subject to shift and change, and it is asking too much of a foreign student to keep up with all the changing eligibility requirements.
Loft Immigration Services, Inc. offers international students and their families the peace of mind of knowing that, so long as their study permit application is under our care, they have experienced legal minds helping them along the way.
Our highly regarded law firm dedicates itself to helping students, families, businesses, and workers immigrate to Canada for better opportunities. Just as you want to experience the benefits of living and studying in Canada, we hope to provide the benefits of entrusting your legal situation to a law firm such as ours.
To discuss your unique circumstances, please contact our law firm to schedule a zero-obligation free consultation. Our legal team would be happy to assist you and guide you in the right direction as you pursue your education in the Great White North.
What Documents Are Required for Study Permits in Canada?
Before you consider applying for a study permit in Canada, you first need a letter of acceptance from a Canadian school, college, or university. Failure to receive such an acceptance letter will, unfortunately, result in your student visa applications being denied.
If you’ve been conditionally accepted, you must take the prerequisite courses first. Applicants who receive the invitation to study in Canada based on their conditional school acceptance letter will have a shortened study permit. After being accepted into a school, they may apply for the study permit required for the length of their studies.
In addition to a letter of acceptance from a school in Canada, you will also need:
- A letter of explanation may be requested. This letter will ask that you elaborate on why you wish to study in Canada and whether you understand the responsibilities of being a foreign student in Canada.
- A medical exam may be required depending on certain factors.
- A valid passport from your home country. Certain legal travel documents may also suffice if you do not have a passport.
- Financial support must be proven to receive consideration. Though successful applicants will be allowed to work part-time, they must have sufficient available funds at the time of their application. There is a set minimum requirement of funds for applicants, which is altered slightly depending on location and dependents.
- Proof of identity must be presented. Your identity must match other documents.
- Those wishing to study in Quebec may need a Quebec Acceptance Certificate issued by the government.
Why Do Applications for Study Visas Get Rejected?
The most common reason student permit applications are rejected is that a Canadian immigration officer does not believe the applicant will depart Canada at the end of their authorized stay.
Some people have sought to use the study permit program to legally enter Canada and stay indefinitely without legal permission. As your lawyers, we will assist you in assuring the immigration officers that you fully intend to honor the study permit’s restrictions.
What Conditions Must Be Met or Risk Losing Your Study Permit?
Failure to meet the conditions of your study permit agreement may result in your permit being withdrawn, thus forcing you to leave the country.
Study permit conditions include:
- Maintain enrollment in the chosen school.
- No leaves of absence longer than 150 days.
- Successfully passing courses and completing programs.
- The Canadian government must be informed if you intend to change post-secondary schools.
Certain study permits may come with additional conditions. These may include travel restrictions, employment restrictions, and more.
Failure to meet these conditions will mean that you must stop attending school. When the permit expires, you must leave Canada.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Experienced Student Visa Lawyers Today
If you’ve been invited to receive an education in a Canadian school, then congratulations! Now the work begins. For legal guidance with your study permit application, please get in touch with our immigration law firm. Our legal team has years of experience assisting students with their study permit applications, making the process faster and smoother than it would’ve been without assistance.
Our law firm offers free consultations to prospective new clients looking to understand better their unique cases and the types of services we can offer. The free consultation comes with zero obligation, so if you feel we are not the right fit for you or your needs, you do not need to retain our counsel.
To schedule your free initial consultation, please call us at 647-495-3724.