How to get Canada study visa: Complete process and expenses

How to get Canada study visa: Complete process and expenses



Canada has been known for its leading academic quality and attracts plethora of students from India every year. The number of universities and academic institutes in Canada which receive continuous Canada study visa application are huge and they require you to have a good academic record, permission to study in Canada which is a study permit and sufficient funds to support your stay. Whether you plan on taking a graduate or post graduate course for academic, professional or vocation pursuit you need to apply for Canada study visa to enter Canada. You will be issued study visa for Canada when you enter Canada. A student can apply in SDS or Non-SDS for study visa for Canada. Here we would be discussing the complete process and expenses for both the programs and also you need to understand why a Canada study visa gets rejected? This article would provide complete information for Canada study visa process and expenses to be borne by a student.


Question: What is a study permit?


  1. Canada study permit is a document that would be issued to you by Canadian immigration authority which is a permission for Indian and foreign students to study in Canada.
  2. You cannot study in Canada without a valid study permit.
  3. Once you have a study permit you are allowed to enroll in a designated learning institution (DLI).


Question: How to get a study permit?


  1. To get a study permit you would need to have a letter of introduction and specified documents for Canada study visa.
  2. A valid passport
  3. Once you have all the documents in place and Letter of introduction your border control agency officer would verify the documents and with correct documents in place you would be given a study permit.
  4. West Highlander is experienced Canada study visa consultant with 15 years of high application success rate, who can ensure that all your documents are in the right order for Canada study permit.



Question: What are the eligibility criteria for Canada study visa?

You can apply for Canada study visa if you fulfill the following criteria:


  1. Acceptation by a designated learning institute (DLI)
  2. Sufficient funds to pay your tuition fee and living expenses
  3. Your language proficiency (IELTS/PTE) scores as required for the study program



Also you would need to provide proof of your good health and a clean background.


Question: What is SDS for Canada study visa?


Student Direct Stream (SDS) is a recently introduced program to bring efficiency and effectiveness in the Canadian study visa application. For a SDS Canada study visa application Indian and international students are required to follow three rules:


  1. You need to have IELTS 6 bands in each Reading, Writing, Listening and speaking to apply in SDS program.
  2. You would have to deposit entire tuition fee for first year at the Canadian institute you are applying and your college or university should have a valid DLI number.
  3. You need to have a GIC of $10,000.


Question: What is Non-SDS for Canada study visa?


  1. For Non-SDS scheme the requirement for a Canada Study visa to need to submit proof of financial support for the entire duration of study in Canada.
  2. Letter of Acceptance from the university or college in Canada.
  3. Proof of English language score IELTS/PTE.
  4. Letter of Explanation
  5. Funds which play an important role in success of your Non SDS Canada study visa application. You need to show funds for entire duration of your stay in Canada which includes tuition fee, cost of living for the complete duration of your course.


To know more about SDS or Non SDS Canada study visa you can contact West Highlander who have high application success rate for Canada study abroad programs and are best study visa consultant in Chandigarh.


Question: What are the documents required for Canada study visa?


  1. Valid passport
  2. Letter of acceptance from DLI
  3. Proof of funds
  4. English Proficiency score in IELTS/ PTE/TOEFL
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Immigration Medical examination
  7. Payment method Credit Card


Question: How to apply for study visa for Canada?


  1. Choose the program and course
  2. Fulfill the requirements
  3. Check the processing time
  4. Determine whether you want to apply online or offline and apply
  5. Pay the fee
  6. Submit your application and supporting documents





Question: What is the cost of Canada study abroad program?


  1. Tuition expenses on an average would be $15000
  2. Living expenses- You would be required to take a GIC for $10,000 for a year
  3. Under Non SDS you need to show sufficient funds to cover tuition, living and travel expenses.
  4. Under SDS you do not need to show funds for study in Canada.
  5. In case one of your family members accompanies you to Canada, then additional $4000.
  6. Visa application fee of approximately $150 has to be paid for Canada study visa.



So, you can arrange for the funds in time. In total, the expenses would be somewhere around $29,000 for a year. In case you need more information on Canada study visa you can contact West Highlander.



Question: Why choose West Highlander?


  1. We offer free profile assessment has we believe in serving our clients and understanding their requirements. Our assessment services are friendly and healthy so that we can understand your immigration needs before we offer our services.
  2. Over 15 years we have one of the highest application rates due to our personalized approach for client success.
  3. We are the best Canada immigration consultants in Chandigarh with licensed immigration agents who are seasoned in achieving your vision of study abroad Canada program in no time!