The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a lot of uncertainty in the way for students who planned to study in Canada this year from the Fall 2020 session. With the coronavirus outbreak, international students are finding it difficult to secure all the necessary documents for securing Canadian study permits.
However, Canada has not left them in the lurch, even while restrictions have been implemented all over the world. They are continuously releasing new information to help the students.
New measure can help students
Recently, IRCC has published details of a new process that will allow students to obtain a study permit for the fall 2020 academic year.
The two-step approval process will let international students begin their semesters online even if they do not have a finalized study permit. The immigration department has given fresh instructions to its officers as to how to handle the temporary changes. IRCC has already stated that they are trying to process study permit applications as quickly as possible.
How to obtain the permit
Students who think that the temporary two-step process will be the perfect option for them can submit their applications until September 15.
The first step is to undergo a regular study-permit process. International students have to provide:
- letter of acceptance
- proof that they can leave Canada if they do not have legal temporary or permanent status
- certificat d’acceptation du Québec (for Quebec students)
- proof of funds
- family ties to Canada
Immigration officers will go through the applications and give pre-approval. International students will be able to begin their courses if they qualify. For a full study permit and ability to fly to Canada, international students also have to submit their immigration medical examination, Security-Police certificates and biometrics.