A Canada student visa applicant must apply for the visa after they get the college acceptance letter. They must begin with the visa process somewhere around June if they are looking to make the September intake.

The documents required for Canada Student Visa are listed and described briefly below:

1. A Valid Passport

An applicant would require a Valid Passport to be able to apply for a Study Permit. As per the rules of the Canada High Commission, it is required that they have a passport with validity that extends to the course of intended stay in Canada.

2. Proof of Acceptance by an Authorized Learning Institution

An applicant would require an acceptance letter from the University/Institute that they are planning to study in. A ‘Designated Learning Institute’ is the official term for a University which has been recognized by the Immigration Department.

3. Proof of Funds

At the time of application for the student migration to Canada, the applicant will have to show proof, or evidence of funds. As per the current rules in April of 2019, the applicant would have to prove that they are in possession of enough funds to pay the respected university’s tuition fees as well as living expenditure. The Canadian Immigration assesses a student to require at least $10,000 (CAD) for every year of their stay.


In the application form, the applicant would be required to show the proof of fees paid as well as the stipulated cost of living at the rate of CAD 10,000.

4. Passport Size Photographs

If applying offline, the applicant would require 2 passport sized photographs. For the online application, they must procure a digital copy of the photograph which should not be more than 4MB.

5. Immigration Medical Examination (IME)

The Canadian government requires international students from certain countries (in which India is included) to undergo a mandatory Immigration Medical Examination from empanelled doctors. The panel physician will conduct a complete medical examination. Once the exam has been completed, the physician will send the reports to CIC.

6. English Language Proficiency Exam Score

Our associates at SmartMove2Canada, based on their experience of helping countless aspiring students get their Canada Visas, strongly recommend that the applicant has appeared for one of the relevant English Exam tests well in advance.

7. Statement of Purpose

When applying for a Canadian Study Visa, one would be required to submit an essay stating the purpose of choosing to study in Canada and why they have chosen the particular institution.

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Ensuring you have all of the documents required for Canada Student Visa mentioned in the above checklist, is the first step in your move towards a world-class education in Canada. The SmartMove2Canada (a unit of SmartMove Immigration) has helped countless students (read some of the Canada Successful Visa – Client’s Testimonials) to achieve their dreams of pursuing quality education in Canada and are keen on continuing the same.

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