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Application to study in Canada – Study permits

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online

You’re eligible to apply on paper only if you

  • have a disability that prevents you from applying online
  • hold an identity document or a travel document for non-national residents, refugees or stateless persons

Apply online

Get your study permit faster through the Student Direct Stream

If you’re a legal resident of certain countries, you may be able to get your study permit faster by applying online through the Student Direct Stream.

How to apply on paper for a study permit

Step 1: Read the guide and get your application package

Read the instruction guide carefully before you complete your application. We won’t refund your application fee, so make sure you’re eligible for a study permit before you apply.

Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your application package. You must select the country/territory from which you will be applying to get your local visa office instructions.


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