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Canada Study Visa : Apply In 6 Simple Steps 

Applying for a study visa in Canada is not an easy task. It involves several steps and the process can be very time-consuming.

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A lot of students who apply for this visa end up frustrated because they are unable to complete their application on time, or even worse, they don’t get approved at all. Luckily, we have simplified the entire process by creating a step-by-step guide that will help you through every stage of your application.

What is a Canada Study Visa?

A Canada study visa allows you to travel to and study in Canada. This visa also allows you to work part-time to bear your expenses, and qualify for student facilities.

According to The Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2022, Canada is home to 30 of the world’s top 500 universities. The number of international students opting to study in Canada keeps growing every year. A sizable number of these students stay back in Canada after finishing their studies.

Canada’s universities and community colleges provide some of the best international study programs alongside the best research facilities for foreign students. Canada should be at the top of your list if you are planning to study abroad.

Intakes in Canadian Universities


The fall, winter, and summer are the three academic intakes at the institutions in Canada.

  • Fall – Lasts from September to December.
  • Winter – Lasts from January to April.
  • Summer – Lasts from May to August.

Top Universities in Canada

Canada Rank

Global Rank

Name of University



University of Toronto



McGill University



University of British Columbia



University of Alberta



Université de Montréal



McMaster University



University of Waterloo



Western University



University of Calgary



Queen’s University

Eligibility for a Canada Study Visa

The eligibility criteria for obtaining a Canadian study permit are listed below.

  • You are enrolled at a designated learning institution in Canada.
  • You can have enough money to pay for tuition fees, living expenses, for yourself and your family, and pay for return transportation for yourself and your family to your home country.
  • You obey the law, have no criminal record, and can obtain a police certificate if required.
  • You are in good health and are willing to undergo a medical examination if required.
  • You can prove to the visa officer that you will leave Canada on the expiry of your study permit.

Documentation Required for a Canadian Student Visa

The following documents are required:

  1. Proof of acceptance 
  2. Proof of identity 
  3. Proof of financial support
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. A custodian declaration (for minors)

Documents must be scanned and uploaded. Later, you need to carry the original documents to your visa interview, if you are called for one. It is important to make sure the documents are valid and in order. Kansas can help you with this.

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Costs Involved for a Canadian Student Visa

The Canadian student visa requirements state that you must have $10,000 CAD or above to study in Canada and $11,000 CAD in Quebec, on top of tuition fees.

Living costs in Canada depend on your spending habits and location. Living in large cities is generally more expensive.

Application Fees for a Canadian Student Visa

Study Permit Application Fees


Work Permit Including Extensions


Visitor Visa

(Single or Multiple Entry)


Source: Government of Canada

Tuition fees in Canada depend upon several factors, like the reputation of the university and the level of education you are seeking.

Average Costs for Canadian Citizens Studying in Canada (CAD)

Undergraduate Degree

$6,463 per year

Bachelor’s Degree

$7,056 per year

Average Costs for International Students Studying in Canada

Undergraduate Degree

$29,714 per year

Engineering & Medicine

$21,717 per year


$14,162 per year

Business & Management

$6,827 per year

Postgraduate Courses

$17,744 per year

Executive MBA Program

$56,328 per year

Regular MBA Program

$27,397 per year

Source: Statistics Canada


Feel free to customize the list to reflect what is most important to you. Some of these factors may be more valid to you than others.

Processing Time for a Canadian Student Visa

Your Canada Student Visa can take up to a maximum of 45 business days as per new guidelines issued under the SDS program.

Why Choose Kansas?

Kansas Overseas Careers is the best immigration consultant in India. Don’t take our word for it, we have the numbers to prove it. Served 20K+ customers and over 3K+ active cases.

  • Visit Visa: Travel for leisure or business to any part of the world with Kansas.
  • Study Visa: Study in Globally-recognized Universities!
  • Work Visa: Work & settle in the World’s Best Cities!
  • Immigration: We are your one-stop solution for all your visa and immigration needs
  • Permanent Residence: Become a Permanent Resident and enjoy special benefits.

Customized services:

  • Profile Evaluation: Based on your unique profile history, we make matches with the visa eligibility requirements, and advise you with the visas you must apply for.
  • Resume Writing: We guide you to create a resume that stands out as desired by the concerned immigration authority.
  • Procuring documents: Help you arrange documents needed before applying for a visa.
  • Professional guidance: Be it providing you with interview training, French/English courses or working samples for resumes, cover letters or assisting with application forms, medical or police clearance certificates - we will always be there for you.
  • Dedicated Case-Officer: We offer personal assistance and a single point-of-contact between the company and you, throughout the process
  • Post-Landing Services: We help you settle down in the country after you’ve received your visa. These services are specifically customized as per your requirements.

You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs from profile evaluation, documentation, application drafting to post-visa services with Kansas. If you are confused about filing the AIPP application, you can contact us immediately. We will be pleased to help you in any way we can.

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