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Study in Canada Checklist

by Gloria Arze-Bravo

Before You Leave Checklist

To help you kick-start your application process, consider including the following items in your checklist:

  1. Get to know your host country and local customs. Read up on current events, research the surroundings of each town in which your prospective program is located (including cost of living, climate, etc), and see about mentoring or welcoming programs at each university or college. International Student Offices often have great resources in this area, and they will pair you up with other international students who've been there and are familiar with things.

  2. Make sure you have up-to-date certified copies of all your documents, and that your passport is valid.
  3. Check the status of your visa and/or study permit application regularly.
  4. Make sure to have enough funds to cover your tuition, living expenses and incidentals. Check your research on local cost of living from the top of this list for details. Bring Traveller's Cheques with which to open a local bank account.
  5. Research each institution's policies on International Student Health Insurance, and get extra coverage before you arrive.
  6. Research flight information from various sources (according to visa application deadlines and status), and book your flight as early as possible.
  7. Have a clear plan of what you will do upon arrival, considering transportation from the airport, temporary and/or long-term accommodations, etc.
Finally, take advantage of the myriad resources available to help you during the application process and upon arrival. Start by checking out the guide we have attached as reference material.

Document Checklist for a Study Permit

  • Completed application for a study permit
  • Use of a Representative form (when applicable)
  • Valid passport or travel document guaranteeing re-entry to the issuing country
  • Two photos of you and each of your dependents with specifications as indicated in the document for download in this lesson
  • Proof of acceptance from an accredited institution
  • Certificate d'acceptation du Quebec (if applicable)
  • Proof of funds
  • Proof of payment for the fees incurred in the application process
  • Additional documents as requested
  • Study Permit Questionnaire
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (when applicable)
For your convenience, we have made many of these forms available for download at your leisure.

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