Do I need a visa to study in Canada?
Depending on the duration of your stay, most foreign students will need a study permit to study in Canada. You must complete your chosen course or program within the period authorized for your stay in Canada. To apply for a visa or to get more information, please contact the nearest Canadian Consulate. Many visa offices have specific local instructions concerning the documentation to be submitted with your application. For a complete list of Canadian Consulates, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/offices/missions.html
Can ALI help me with my visa application?
Yes. ALI’s in-house immigration consultant can assist you with your CAQ (Certificate of Acceptation of Quebec) application, free of charge, by submitting your application to Immigration-Quebec on your behalf directly from Montreal, as long as you send us all the required documents.
Quebec immigration regulations are slightly different from those of other provinces in Canada. To study in Quebec, you will need to obtain a CAQ (Quebec student visa) before applying for a Canadian Study Permit. Please note that if a document is missing, your CAQ application may be delayed or refused.
More information can be found on the following official websites:
Can I obtain a visa extension and how should I proceed?
Yes, ALI’s immigration consultant can also help you obtain a visa extension.
You should apply for an extension at least five (5) weeks prior to your visa expiration date.
If you need to extend both your CAQ and your Study Permit, you should apply at least nine (9) weeks in advance. A visa extension is usually granted provided that you present all the required documents.
For more detailed information, please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca or call 1–888-242‑2100.