Understanding your responsibilities while studying in Canada

Published On: May 3, 2023

Your study permit conditions in Canada

As an international student studying in Canada, it is important that you fulfill your responsibilities while studying in the country. Firstly, you must make progress towards completing your program of study. This means that you should attend classes regularly, complete your assignments on time, and pass your exams.

It is also important that you respect any conditions that are listed on your study permit. Depending on your case, there may be conditions such as whether you are allowed to work in Canada or travel within the country. You must follow these conditions and not violate them, as it could lead to serious consequences such as deportation from Canada.

If for any reason you no longer meet the requirements to study in Canada, you must stop studying immediately. For example, if your study permit expires or you are no longer enrolled in an approved educational institution, you must cease your studies.

It is worth noting that your study permit may have specific conditions listed on it, such as the date by which you must leave Canada or where you are allowed to study (a specific Designated Learning Institution listed on your permit). You must adhere to these conditions, as they are legally binding.

If you wish to study at a different Designated Learning Institution than the one listed on your study permit, you must change your DLI in your IRCC secure account before doing so. Failure to do so may result in your study permit being revoked.

Finally, depending on your case, you may need to undergo an immigration medical examination. This will be indicated on your study permit, and you must comply with this requirement.


Who doesn’t need a permit to study in Canada

Most foreign nationals who wish to study in Canada need to obtain a study permit. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule:

  • If you plan to come to Canada for a program that lasts for six months or less, you do not need a study permit. This applies to short-term students who come to Canada for a short course or program.
  • If you are a family member or staff member of a foreign representative who has been accredited by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), you may not need a study permit. In this case, your embassy can contact GAC to determine whether or not you require one.
  • If you are a member of a foreign armed force and are on official duties in Canada, you do not need a study permit. However, if your family members, including minor children, wish to study in Canada, they may require a study permit.
  • If you have Registered Indian status in Canada, you do not need a study permit, even if you are a citizen of another country.
  • If you are a minor child in Canada, you may not require a study permit in certain circumstances. For example, if you are a refugee or refugee claimant, or if your parents are refugees or refugee claimants, you do not need a study permit. Additionally, if you are in pre-school, primary or secondary school and are already in Canada with a parent who has a work or study permit, you also do not need a study permit. However, when you reach the age of majority (18 or 19 years old, depending on the province or territory), you must apply for a study permit if you wish to continue studying in Canada.
  • Finally, temporary residents and asylum seekers who wish to take French language and cultural integration courses in Quebec do not need a study permit. Similarly, if you are taking settlement and integration courses offered by a provincial or territorial government to help you settle into Canada, you do not need a study permit.

It is important to note that these exceptions to the study permit requirement may change over time, and it is always recommended to check the Government of Canada’s website for the most up-to-date information.


How to apply to a school, college or university

If you’re interested in studying ESL, college, or university in Canada, you’ll need to go through the application process to be considered. The process varies depending on the institution, so it’s important to research the school and follow their specific guidelines.

To get started, reach out to the school or schools you’re interested in attending. They will provide you with a list of required documents and any associated costs, such as application fees and tuition fees. They can also give you information about health insurance, accommodations, and language tests.

Once you have all the required documents and have filled out the application forms, follow the school’s instructions to submit them. If you’re accepted, the school will send you an acceptance letter, which you will need to apply for a study permit. It’s important to keep this letter safe and secure, as it’s a crucial part of the process.

Applying to study at LLI is easy! 

If you’re interested in enrolling for a course at our institution, here are the steps you should follow:

Step 1: To receive your letter of acceptance, complete the online application form. We’ll be in touch with you shortly after to confirm your enrollment.

Step 2: Applying for your immigration paperwork is the next step. Please note that visa processing times can vary, so be sure to factor this in when planning your studies. If your course is less than six months long, you can use your visitor visa document to study with us.

Step 3: Please keep us informed of your visa processing status and let us know when you’ve been approved and are ready to book your travel arrangements.

Step 4: On your first day of orientation, make sure you arrive on campus. This is when we’ll assess your English language proficiency to determine which English language level is right for you. We’ll also introduce you to your teachers and fellow students, giving you a chance to meet the people who will be with you throughout your studies.

We look forward to receiving your online application and welcoming you to the London Language Institute! CLICK HERE to apply now!

Health insurance

As an international student studying in Canada, it is important to be aware of the healthcare system in Canada and your own health coverage options. Firstly, it is worth noting that the Government of Canada does not cover the medical costs of foreign students. Therefore, it is important to have adequate health insurance coverage during your stay in Canada.

The type of health coverage available to you as an international student will depend on the province or territory where you will be studying. Each province or territory has its own healthcare system and policies, which may differ in terms of coverage and eligibility. If you’re an international student and unsure about the health coverage available in your province or territory of study, we can be a helpful resource. Please feel free to talk with us here: info@llinstitute.com.

It is advisable to contact the school you are applying to for more information about the health insurance options available to you. The school may have a mandatory health insurance plan that you must enroll in, or they may be able to provide you with information about private health insurance plans that you can purchase.

In addition to health insurance, it is also important to take care of your own health and well-being while studying in Canada. This includes practicing good hygiene, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and seeking medical attention if you feel unwell.

Overall, while the Government of Canada does not provide medical coverage for international students, there are options available to ensure that you have access to healthcare while studying in Canada. By contacting Learning Languages Instiute and taking care of your own health, you can have a successful and healthy experience while studying abroad.

Make a life-changing decision today and select LLI for an unparalleled language learning experience that will propel you towards your goals in Canada and beyond. With a state-of-the-art campus situated in London, you’ll have access to exceptional facilities and a vibrant learning atmosphere that will enrich your language learning journey like never before. There’s no need to wait any longer, join us at LLI and unlock boundless opportunities for your future.


We invite you to reach out to us right away and discover more about our language learning programs and facilities. You can contact us by phone at +1 (519) 439-3350 or by email at info@llinstitute.com. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about our courses, admission requirements, or anything else related to LLI. Don’t hesitate, take the first step towards a brighter future and get in touch with LLI today!

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