Who Needs a Study Permit?

In most case a foreign national who wishes to study in Canada may only do so if he/she is in possession of a Student Visa issued by Canadian immigration authorities.

However, not everyone needs a Study Permit to study in Canada. Find out if you need a Study Permit or a Temporary Resident Visa. Contact MACROGLOBAL to find out if you need a Study Permit.

Studying in another country can be an adventure and a challenge. Ask us about what to consider before applying for a Study Permit, how to apply, work opportunities for foreign students and where to find other important information. MACROGLOBAL Certified Consultant will provide you with Information on Institutions and Educational Organizations.

Across Canada, foreign students spend $6.5 billion a year in high tuition fees and living expenses. Ontario’s 38,000 post-secondary education foreign students spend $1 billion a year. Ontario Government wants a 50 per cent increase to 56,000 foreign students by 2015. Most will come from China and India.

Many will end up staying here, encouraged by a new federal program that allows Canadian-educated foreign students to apply for immigration to Canada.

Educating foreign students is a growth industry. There are 2 million students pursuing studies in countries where they were not born. That number will grow to 8 million by 2025.

Student Partners Program

Algonquin College
Bow Valley College
Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
Camosun College
Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Columbia College
Conestoga College
Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
Douglas College
Durham College
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
George Brown College
Georgian College of Arts & Technology
Grant MacEwan University
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
Marine Institute of Memorial University
Medicine Hat College
Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
Niagara College
North Island College
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Northern College
Northern Lights
Okanagan College
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
Selkirk College
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
St-Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
St. Lawrence College
University of The Fraser Valley
Vancouver Island University
Vancouver Community College

The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The SPP was launched in April 2009 as a pilot to improve student recruitment outcomes. Due to the improvement achieved during the pilot, the program is being extended and expanded in 2010. For the calendar year 2010 the list of participating ACCC members is the following:

Please note that there are many other ACCC colleges which also welcome students from India. Applications to these colleges will also receive prompt processing and a fair and individual decision based on the documentation provided.

The Student Partners Program is open to Indian nationals only. Students do not apply to the SPP; they apply to a participating college and may be considered under the program if they meet specific criteria. Application submission under the SPP is at the discretion of each participating college. Students interested in submitting applications under the program are encouraged to contact the participating college of their choice for information. The Student Partners Program involves close cooperative partnership and feedback from the participating colleges to ensure student compliance with the terms of their study permits. Essential to the program feedback mechanism is the student’s consent for the institution to provide information on attendance. The student must sign the consent declaration on the SPP checklist in order to be processed under this program.

All Study Permit application checklists have been revised and improved as a result of the Student Partners Program framework to help students make simpler applications. All students are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documents as indicated in the checklists to facilitate the processing of their applications. For Checklist students may contact MacroGlobal.