As a foreign national, if you want to study in Canada, then you will require an authorized study permit. There could be circumstances that can exempt you from this requirement.
Canadian institutions offer a wide variety of study programs for international students. If you are enrolled in a program that lasts 6 months or less, then you do not need a study permit.
Other conditions can exempt you from requiring a study permit in Canada.
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) states that a foreign national does not require a study permit under the following conditions:
A study permit can only be applied from abroad. However, if you are already residing in Canada and want to enroll in a program that will be completed within the authorization period of your stay, then you do not require a study permit.
In any case, you can apply for a study permit if you want to work alongside completing your study program or continue your study after your initial program.
A study permit allows international students to work on-campus or off-campus during their study program. You must be enrolled in a full-time study program.
Upon completing your study program, you can apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) if you want to gain Canadian work experience.
If you want to study in Quebec, then you will require a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) along with a study permit.
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