Canada Student Visa
Canadian Educational Institutions
Obtaining a Canada student visa (also known as a Canadian study permit) offers foreigners many opportunities, and may even open doors for some to apply for permanent residency in Canada during or at the completion of their studies.
Independent foreign students require a Canada student visa (study permit) to attend most educational institutions in Canada. The following are the various types of Canadian schools and a detailed description of each.
Primary School and Secondary School Primary school is more commonly referred to as "elementary school". Secondary school is more commonly referred to as "high school". Both these levels require a Canada student visa.
Canadian Post-secondary Educational Institutions The next level of education after high school (and CEGEP) is post-secondary school, which is primarily comprised of university or college. Click here for a full list of universities in Canada, and click here for a full list of colleges in Canada.
There are many Canadian colleges and universities for foreign students to choose from (there are 83 Canadian universities alone!).
The provincial governments are in charge of regulating education within their respective provinces. This means that schools in different provinces may have distinct admissions requirements. Foreign workers and foreign students who come to Canada with dependent children will be given a Canada student visa for each child who needs to attend a Canadian elementary or high school.