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Visa Information

International students interested in studying in Canada need to know the rules and processes involved in coming to Canada to study.

The best and most accurate source for information is Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) - which links immigration services with citizenship registration and is responsible for admitting immigrants, international students, visitors and temporary workers.


Who Needs a Study Permit?
Applying for a Study Permit to Study in Canada
The Citzenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website has the information you need to apply for a study permit.

Please note that study permit changes came into effect as of June 1, 2014.

These changes require students to obtain a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution. You need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #) in your application for a study permit. Lakeland College's DLI# is O18777577472.

For more information on the changes please visit the CIC study permit changes webpage.
Work Opportunities for International Students
Starting June 1, 2014 international students will be able to work up to 20 hours a week off campus as soon as they begin their studies.  For more information on working while you study, go to

Application to Study in Canada Study Permits


Information for Institutions and Organizations

Temporary resident visa: For persons from designated countries who wish to visit Canada for a temporary purpose. Find out more here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/inadmissibility.asp

Visa: A visa is permission issued by a country for you to enter that country.

Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant): A person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities, but who has not acquired Canadian citizenship. Entitled to all the rights of a citizen except the right to vote.

Citizen: A member of a nation, either by birth or through naturalization.

Immigration Opportunities For Graduates
Lakeland College is an bi-provincial institution. Graduates may be eligible for to work in Canada after graduation with a Post-Graduate Work Permit

In addition, there may be future immigration opportunities through either  Alberta's Immigrant Nominee Program  or  the Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program.
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