Canada’s student visa policy allows international students to study in Canada by obtaining a study permit. To apply for a study permit, international students must first obtain a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada.
As of September 2021, some updates to Canada’s student visa policy include:
Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility:
International students who complete their studies in Canada may be eligible for a PGWP, which allows them to work in Canada for up to three years after graduation. As of February 2021, the Canadian government has announced changes to the PGWP program to allow students to complete their studies online and still be eligible for work permits.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has implemented travel restrictions that may affect international students’ ability to enter Canada. As of September 2021, only international students who have a study permit or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, are allowed to enter Canada.
As of July 2021, some international students may be exempt from providing biometric information when applying for a study permit, if they have already provided biometrics within the last 10 years for a previous application to Canada.
It's important to note that Canada's student visa policy is subject to change at any time. International students should regularly check the Canadian government's website for the latest updates and information on applying for a study permit. Good Luck!!