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Study Permit & Work Permit Canada


Canadian visas for international students & interns

Latitude International Education provides  study abroad & internship programs in Canada for international students from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.  All candidates must be eligible for the appropriate visa through Citizenship & Immigration Canada.  However many candidates don’t know how to get a work visa for Canada or how to apply for a study permit or working holiday permit. Find all the necessary information & links below. 

Visitor’s Visa

International students who wish to study in Canada for up to 6 months may need a Visitor’s visa depending on the country for which they hold a passport. Please check the list of Countries and Territories Whose Citizens Require Visas in order to enter Canada as visitors.

Study Permit

Students do not need a “Study Permit” for study programs that last 6 months or less. If you plan to study in Canada for longer than 6 months, you must obtain a Study Permit. Students may apply for a Study Permit even if they are going to study for 6 months or less. If students are coming for less than 6 months and are thinking of possibly extending their studies to more than 6 months, they should apply for a Study Permit in their home country. Students can extend their Study Permit from within Canada.

Work Permit for Internship or Coop Student

For some academic programs, work experience is part of the curriculum. Foreign students who wish to participate in a co-op or internship program must apply for a work permit as well as a study permit.

New Regulations as of June 1, 2014 …

Study permits will automatically authorize the holder to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit. The study permit holder must be pursuing academic, vocational or professional training of six months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate at a designated institution.

Learn more about new regulations for international students here.

Post Graduate Work Permit Canada

Students who complete a fulltime program lasting for longer than 8 months may be eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit. Post Graduate Work Permits may not exceed the length of study time. Please see the Government of Canada Website for more information


International Experience Canada (Working Holiday & Internship)

International Experience Canada (IEC) visas provide the opportunity of a lifetime for young adults from around the world to experience Canada. Take a working holiday and immerse yourself in Canadian life! Or participate in a professional internship and gain valuable work experience and skills related to your education. These permit (visa) categories – Working Holiday & International Coop Internship – are in high demand and sell out quickly since there are a limited number of visas available! Visit the link according to your nationality to discover the requirements and application procedures. Be sure to observe opening dates, quota and if the category has a wait-list. Good luck!

How apply for a Working Holiday Visa Canada or
International Internship Co-op  Permit Canada


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