STUDENT VISA PROCESS:
- Option 1: Provide evidence of purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution [currently it is only Scotia bank], for the amount of $10,000 CAD towards the first year living expenses and evidence of payment for of first year’s tuition fee OR
- Option 2: As an alternate option, students can meet the financial requirement by submitting a copy of the receipt for the first year’s tuition fee payment AND a copy of an educational Loan from an Indian Chartered Bank equivalent to $10,000 CAD.
WORK RIGHTS WHILE STUDYING:
- On-Campus Employment: Students can work on campus at the institution in which they are enrolled without work permit if they are full time student, holding a valid study permit, at an eligible institution.
- Off-Campus Employment: A student can apply for an off campus work permit if he/she has been a full-time student, with a valid study permit, at one of the institutions authorized by the Canadian government. Additionally, the student must have been a full-time student for at least 6 of the 12 months prior to applying for the work permit and must have achieved satisfactory academic standing.
For both on campus employment and the off campus work permit, students can work up to 20 hours per week during study sessions and full time during vacations.
POST STUDY WORK RIGHTS
- For the intended course duration less than 2 years but more than 8 months, the student is eligible for work permit for a period no longer than the length of the program of study. If the intended course duration is 2 years or more, the studentis eligible for a work permit for up to 3 years.
BRINGING YOUR DEPENDENTS:
The Spouse and unmarried children [below the age of 21 years] of a student visa holder can apply for a dependent visa. The dependents do not have a right to work or study in Canada.