A study permit allows foreign nationals to study in Canada at any Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) for a period of 6 months or more unless failing within the exceptions. A study permit is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days. The extra 90 day period gives you the opportunity to prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay. You may also apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) after completion of studies, in certain cases.  

It is extremely important to note that denials of study permit applications are not appealable. It cannot be challenged to a higher forum except thru a Petition for Review. Fees paid are likewise not reimbursable. Thus, it is extremely important to engage a professional to save time, efforts and money. It is also important to stress that immediately after completion of the study, graduates may be eligible to obtain a Post-Graduate Work Permit for a maximum period of 3 years, depending on the length of studies you have completed.



           If you are from the PHILIPPINES, INDIA, MOROCCO, PAKISTAN, CHINA, SENEGAL or VIETNAM, you may avail of faster processing time (about 2weeks to 1month) thru the Student Direct Stream.  The requirements are as follows:

Applicants must submit upfront proof of:

  • Tuition payment for the first year of study at a designated learning institution.
  • Purchase of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate of $10,000 in a Canadian recognized bank.
  • Completion of an upfront medical examination and police certificate (if required).
  • Qualifying score of at least 6 for English (IELTS), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens score of 7 for French (TEF), or graduation from a Canadian-curriculum high school.

International graduates and those working under Post Graduate Work Permit, various immigration streams for permanent residency applications may be available to them.  Among others is the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) under Federal Express Entry or thru various PNP Programs for International Graduates as follows:

Alberta (Employer-Driver Stream, International Graduate Category, Strategic Recruitment Stream & International Graduate Category), British Columbia (International Graduate Category), New Foundland and Labrador (International Graduate Category), Ontario (International Student Category), Prince Edward Island (International Graduate Category), Quebec (PEQ – Student Category) and Saskatchewan (Worker with Saskatchewan Work Experience –Student Category).

Various schools all over Canada have partnered with Chaest Immigration, giving authority to showcase and market their school to prospective students at their ease and convenience.