Visa Application

So you’ve decided that you want to go to Canada to pursue your studies? Great! Now comes the messy process of preparing for a visa application. Mentioned below, you’ll find a list of information that you need to know about this process!

By Vinit Shah  |  6 min   |  July 24, 2021

Visa Application

So you’ve decided that you want to go to Canada to pursue your studies? Great! Now comes the messy process of preparing for a visa application. Mentioned below, you’ll find a list of information that you need to know about this process!

Criteria for Canada’s Student visa eligibility

You will qualify to apply for the student visa if you:

  • are enrolled at  a designated learning institution
  • can prove that you can afford to pay for: 
  • Living Expenses
  • Tuition fees 
  • Return Transportation
  • can prove that you don’t have a criminal record by obtaining a NOC Certificate (No Objection Certificate)  
  • are in good health and can prove this by conducting  a medical exam for a health certificate
  • can prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires. 


 

Types of study levels in Canada and the Admission Requirements 

Types

Business

Engineering

Medical

Fine Arts

Media / Communication

Diploma Studies

IELTS: 6.0 bands – No less than 5.5 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.

IELTS: 6.0 bands – No less than 5.5 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.
12th grade Maths

NA

IELTS: 6.0 bands – No less than 5.5 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.
Portfolio

IELTS: 6.0 bands – No less than 5.5 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.
Proficiency in Computer Studies and/or logging 

Undergraduate / Bachelors Studies

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.                            70% in 12th grade level Maths

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.                           70% in 12th grade level Maths

NA

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.         70% in 12th grade
Portfolio/audition/documentary evidence for proven creative skills

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.             70% in 12th grade

Graduate / Postgraduate Studies

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.                         GMAT: 580-600 min.                               2-3 years full time work experience
Bachelor’s degree (4 yr), 70% insist

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.
Some universities will ask for GRE Score (1200-1500)                 Bachelor’s degree (4 yr), 70% insist

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.
Bachelor’s degree (5 yr), 70% insist

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79min. Portfolio/audition      Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (4 yr)

IELTS: 6.5 bands – No less than 6.0 (Academic)
TOEFL: iBT: 79 min.
Work experience is an additional benefit
Some institutions may ask for written samples of published work                           Portfolio                    Bachelor’s in mass communications (4 yr)


 

What is Student Direct Stream(SDS) and do you qualify for it?

Student Direct Stream (SDS) is a newly launched program designed to bring efficiency and effectiveness to the process of students receiving their student visas through the Canada Study Permit Application. There are certain rules and requirements that need to be fulfilled for students to qualify under this program and can study in Canada.

The requirements are as follows:

  • The students are required to obtain 6 bands in each module in the IELTS test.
  • The students are required to deposit the entire tuition fee of the first year at the Canadian institution instead of only the semester fee. The institution, either college or university, should possess a valid Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number.
  • The student should obtain a GIC of $10,000.

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