To study in Canada, you may need a Study Permit, and/or a Temporary Resident Visa, depending on where you are from and for how long you are planning to study in Canada.
My English program is less than six months. What kind of visa do I need?
If your English program is less than six months, then you do not need a Study Permit. However, you may require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), depending on your country of origin. To find out if you require TRV to travel to Canada, please visit this website.
If you cannot decide whether you should come to study in Canada for less or more than six months, then you are encouraged to apply for your Study Permit before traveling to Canada, in case you decide to study here longer. Applying for a new Study Permit in Canada is a long and complicated process, because you must apply to a Canadian Embassy outside of Canada and the process can take a few months.
My English program is more than six month.
If you are applying for two or more sessions of our EAP program, you are required to apply for a Study Permit.
How do I apply for a Study Permit?
To apply for a Canadian Study Permit, please visit the Embassy of Canada website in your country. Here you will find the list of visa offices in different countries.
I am required to apply for TRV. What should I do?
Please refer to the Canadian Embassy website to download an application form, a guide and to read instructions on how to apply for a TRV. You should also refer to the Canadian Embassy website in your country, because sometimes visa requirements vary depending on the country.
Remember to include your Letter of Acceptance to Queen’s School of English when applying for your Study Permit or TRV.
Can I extend my stay in Canada?
Once you are in Canada (with Study Permit and/or TRV), it is possible to extend your stay here by submitting your application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada office in Canada. However, you have to have your Study Permit in order to extend your stay as a student in Canada.
To learn more about visas and study permits, please visit Queen's University International Centre.
Students registering for the Internship Program must have both Study and Work Permits, regardless of whether they intend to study for less than six months in Canada. When applying for the Work Permit, you should inform Immigration authorities that you are applying under R205, Program 1 (C30), which is intended for language students with Study Permits whose course of studies requires a work component of not more than 50% of the total program of study. An open Work Permit with Queen’s University listed as the employer should be issued.
It may be possible for a student who already possesses a Study Permit to apply for a Work Permit, once enrolled in the study component of the Internship program, but success in the approval process is not guaranteed. We strongly advise you to have both permits before the start of the Internship program. Students who do not possess the required Work Permit prior to the start of the work placement will not be allowed to participate in the work placement component.