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Frequently Asked Questions about Canadian Student Visa in 2019

After receiving the admission offer from a Canadian university, you can proceed with the student visa application process. International students are required to have a study permit to study in a DLI as well as a student visa to live in Canada. Starting January 2019, some changes have been made on the application process. The submission of biometrics is one of the changes that have been made. But what else do you need to understand about a Canadian student visa? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the student visa.

Is the IELTS needed for the Canada student visa?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required when applying for a study permit in Canada. Applicants are required to attain a minimum score of 6 for IELTS or a minimum score of 7 for the French in the Niveaux de competence linguistique canadiens. If you don’t attain these scores you will not be allowed to study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. You will also not be able to get a temporary residence visa. You need the temporary residence visa to get apartments near York University.

How many backlogs are allowed for the Canada student visa?

The Canada visa officer will not consider your backlogs when you are accepted by a DLI in Canada.

Is there an age limit for student visa eligibility in Canada?

No age limit has been specified. Anybody can submit their application for the student visa.

For how long is the student visa valid?

The validity of the student visa will be indicated on your student permit or stamp on the visa. The duration of the program you are taking is what determines the validity period. For a program that is more than two years long, you can stay in Canada for up to 3 years. If the program is shorter than 2 years, you will only be able to stay back for the same number of months as the duration of the program.

Can you work using the student visa?

You can work on campus or off provided you have the study permit. However, you are required to meet certain conditions to work in Canada with just the study permit. You need a work permit when pursuing co-op programs or a program that has an internship.

How long can you stay in Canada after graduating?

You need a work permit to stay in Canada after graduating. The study permit expires 90 days after you complete the study program.

How can international students work in Canada after graduating?

You will need a work permit to work in Canada after graduating. Apply through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. The maximum validity of this permit is 3 years.

How long will it take to get PR in Canada?

International students are required to work 2 years in Canada before they can apply for permanent residency. It takes 1 to 3 years to get PR.

What does SPP Canada visa mean?

The Student Partner’s Program (SPP) was discontinued.

Apartments near York University

Contact QUAD student housing to get apartments near York university if you have Canadian student visa and looking for place to stay.

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