How to get your study permit

How to get your study permit


A study permit is a document from the Government of Canada that allows you to study at designated learning institutions (DLIs) — a school approved to host international students where you have been accepted. A study permit alone doesn’t let you enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). If your study permit is approved, Canada will issue the visa documents you need at the same time.

How and when to get a study permit

You should apply for your study permit before you travel to Canada. Make sure you’re eligible for a study permit by checking the Canadian Government’s guidelines. It’s also helpful to make sure you have all the documents you need before you apply. When you’re ready, in most cases you have to apply online.

You may be able to get your study permit faster by applying online through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) if you’re a legal resident living in one of 14 designated countries. With the SDS, the Government aims to process applications within 20 calendar days, although some applications may take longer.

What is a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) and how do you get one?

A GIC is a Canadian investment that has a guaranteed rate of return for a fixed period of time. GICs can be obtained from financial institutions, including TD.

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Book an appointment to talk with a TD Personal Banking Associate about the TD New to Canada Banking Package. You can book online right away, or visit the TD website to learn more.

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