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Obtaining a study permit from the federal government

As soon as you receive your letter of admission from a designated educational institution in Québec, you must apply for temporary selection for studies from the Québec government in order to obtain your Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). If your application is complete, it will be processed within 20 business days.

Then, you must apply for a study permit This hyperlink will open in a new window. from the federal government. To do this, you do not have to wait for your paper copy of your CAQ; you can submit the letter of confirmation from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) available in your online file.

Costs and time 

Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for study permit fees This hyperlink will open in a new window. and processing times This hyperlink will open in a new window.

You may need a medical exam This hyperlink will open in a new window.. If this is your case, the Government of Canada will notify you. The government will send you the list of doctors that you can consult for this purpose.  

Last update: November 17, 2022

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