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Student Visa Process for Canada: Step-Step Process

Student Visa Process for Canada: Step-Step Process

Student Visa Process for Canada

Student visas have become common nowadays in society, therefore you need to know every student visa process for Canada. If you are planning to study in Canada then it needs detailed planning and structured procedure. Recently, Nepalese students traveling to Canada for their higher studies have been very popular due to their academic success, personal development and to get different opportunities for their future. Canada has always been the best option for International students because of the world's top universities and welcoming environment. In this article, we will provide you with a detailed process you need to know if you are planning to apply for a student visa from Nepal.

Step 1: Choose University or College in Canada

The first step would be choosing the university or college that offers the program you are looking for. By doing good research on every college you may be able to find one that meets your preferences. Take as much time as you can to browse the university's websites, different programs, faculty members' profiles, and the amenities they provide for the students. The most important thing to know is the tuition fee of a university or college. For international students, the tuition fee might be different. So, ensure that you look for the tuition fees and living expenditures throughout your study years.



Step 2: Gather the required documents

The Most important step as you need to have all the required documents to be eligible to apply for Canada. Let's look at what document you need:

  • Valid Passport

    You need to be sure your passport is valid during your entire stay in Canada.
  • Passport-Size Photo

    You will need passport-size photos for different documents. It's better to carry at least several recent passport-size photos.
  • Confirmation of Tuition Fee Payment (after getting the acceptance letter)

    You need to show the payment receipt so that you are going there for higher studies. It could be a receipt, electronic payment, or any other that is related to confirming that you have paid fees.
  • Academic Certifications

    You need to send copies of the previous education certificates. This shows your educational background and proof to the authorities to see if you are qualified for the program or not.
  • Language proficiency certificates

    Being an international student, you need to show the certificate of IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL to show proof of English Language.

    English Test Bachelors Masters
    IELTS Overall 6 with 5.5 in each band Overall 6.5 with 6.0 in each band
    PTE Overall 60 with a minimum band score of 53 Overall 65 with a minimum band score of 55
    TOEFL iBT Overall 80 with a minimum of 20 in each section Overall 90 with a minimum of 21 in each section

    Note: Some Universities or Colleges may need a higher score so check the requirements before applying.

  • Statement of Purpose

    SOP is very important because it shows the interest in further studies in Canada, academic background, goals after graduation, and how the chosen program helps in your professional career.
  • Bank Balance

    Bank balance shows that you can support yourself financially while you are studying in Canada. You need to show more than NRP 25 lakh bank balance statement.
  • Additional Document

    It means you need to have clean medical and police reports to show that immigration authorities.

Step 3: Receive an Admission Acceptance offer

Once you have submitted all the required documents the next step is to receive the acceptance letter from the University or College. The letter shows that you are qualified for the chosen program. Now look carefully at the details provided in the letter, if you are satisfied and meet all your needs then accept by following the University or College guidelines.

Step 4: Pay the Tuition fee and receive the receipt

After getting the acceptance offer, the next step would be paying the tuition fee and receiving the receipt for the chosen University or College. This payment proves that you have committed yourself to further studies and reserved your spot for the program and the receipts are added as the supporting documents for processing.

Universities and Colleges in Canada have different prices for application fees for international students. You can expect the fee in between CAD$100 to CAD$200.

Step 5: Submit your documents

After receiving an acceptance letter and paying the fee, you need to start processing as soon as possible. First, you need to find the nearest Canada Visa Application Center and submit all the required documents. You have two options online or in person to submit the application.

If you are planning to submit online then go to the website and register. Follow all the guidelines that are provided on the website and upload all the required documents to the profile. make sure to double-check all the mentioned details. Whereas, if you want to apply in person then first visit the Canada Visa Application Center with all your required originals and copies of documents. Then, you need to fill out the application form and submit only copies of your document. Finally, carefully check your application form correctly, once you submit it and there is any mistake then you might get rejected or delay the process.

Step 6: Get ready and attend Interview

Get yourself prepared once you have completed and been accepted with all of your application forms. Bring all the required documentation when you go for the interview. Learn more regarding the program you have chosen, about the University or College, the reason behind why you wanted to Study in Canada or choose this specific University or College not others, and your plan after graduation. In order to make your interview successful, answer it with honesty and confidence. Your answer needed to be clear and concise, also showing the interest you are there for further studies.

Step 7: Wait for the result

To find out the result you might be waiting for several weeks to months as it varies based on the number of applicants who submitted applications for the interview and other variables. Many individuals may find it stressful while waiting for the outcome, however it's crucial to have patience.

In order to check your result online you may visit the IRCC website to track your process and to get an update on the visa. Likewise, you may also contact immigration authorities to know more about the result.



Step 8: Receive Study Permit

After you successfully receive the study permit application, go through the documents to make sure the mentioned information is correct. The things you need to keep in mind are the visa expiry day, the start and end date of the program, and any condition that applies to your stay in Canada.

Step 9: Travel Arrangement

It's better to plan your departure a bit earlier than the start of the University or College as you will have enough time to settle in the new place. It is important to get yourself travel insurance in order to be secure from unexpected events like flight cancellations or health issues. Pack some warm clothes since the temperature can go negative in winter.

Make sure to carry all the important documents and copies of each document along with you. Get familiar with the Canadian culture, customs, and laws, and carry some Canadian dollars to cover some of the expenses. Finally, let your University or College regarding your arrival in Canada, and ask them if they can help you with the accommodation.

Step 10: Arrive in Canada

The time you have been waiting for the last few months has finally arrived, stepping into the land of Canada. Show all the important documents to the immigration office like a passport, study permit, and acceptance letter from your University or college. Then the officer will review all your documents to see if they meet all the criteria for entry and you are good to go.


To conclude, getting a student visa for Canada, offers a great chance for International students both academic and personal growth. It might be confusing and difficult to process, but once you get into it and follow all the procedures it will be easy. Every step is important therefore always be informed and be prepared to secure a Canada visa. Feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance or advice with the student visa. We are available for you at all times and wish you nothing but success in the years ahead.

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