The International Student Program (ISP) is a program that allows international students to come to Canada to study at a designated learning institution (DLI). The program is open to individuals who meet the following requirements:
You have been accepted to a DLI in Canada. To be accepted to a DLI in Canada, you must meet the institution’s academic and language requirements and must have received an acceptance letter from the institution.
Meet the requirements for a study permit, including passing a medical exam and a security check.
Be a foreign national with a valid passport or travel document.
You have the sufficient financial resources to pay for your tuition, living expenses, and return transportation.
Be enrolled in a full-time program at a DLI in Canada.
You do not have a criminal record and have completed a police clearance certificate, if required.
It is important to note that not all educational institutions in Canada are designated learning institutions. Only institutions that have been designated by the Government of Canada are able to accept international students under the International Student Program. You can find a list of designated learning institutions on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
If you meet all of these requirements and are interested in participating in the International Student Program, you will need to apply for a study permit. This process involves filling out an online application, submitting supporting documents, and paying a fee. If your application is successful, you will receive a study permit, which will allow you to study in Canada for the duration of your program.
Overall, the International Student Program is available to foreign nationals who are accepted to a full-time program at a designated learning institution in Canada and meet the other eligibility requirements. If you meet these requirements and are interested in studying in Canada, you may be able to participate in the International Student Program.