To apply for a study permit, you need a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution. You may need to be interviewed by a consular official in your country or get a medical exam or police certificate.
To be approved for a study permit in Canada, you need to show proof you have the funds to support yourself while in the country. That amount is at least $10,000 on top of your tuition (plus additional funds if you’re bringing dependents and/or studying in Quebec). You can show proof of funds with a Canadian bank account in your name, a guaranteed investment certificate (GIC), proof of a student loan, bank statements, a letter from a person giving you money, or proof of funding via a scholarship.