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How to change your Visitor Visa to Study Permit in Canada

Step by step changing Tourist visa to Study permit in Canada

You can apply for a Study Permit after entering Canada through the following steps:

Step 1: Contact Canada Admission Hub as soon as you landed in Canada as a visitor.
Step 2: Follow our instructions and prepare all paperwork needed to apply for a prerequisite at a DLI 
Step 3: Apply to a Canadian Public/Private College in DLI list
Step 4: Get your LOA and apply for Study Permit 
Step 5: Receive your Study Permit and study in a Canadian College. Keep in touch with Canada Admission Hub

The total application processing time for a visitor visa holder transfer to study permit holder normally is 4 weeks*

Admission Hub helped +3,000 visitors from over 29 countries change their Visitor Visas to Study Permits inside Canada. You can get your study permit within a month.

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Why should you choose to change visitor visa to study permit inside Canada?

  • Change your visitor visa status to study permit inside Canada save more time

    Processing time can be completed within a month if you transfer from a visitor visa to a study permit. This also means you can immigrate to Canada faster and work inside Canada legally. This is a shortcut for visitors to get a Work Permit through the study pathway.

  • Fewer documentaries to process and less proof needed

    Compared with other ways to immigrate to Canada, there is almost no need to prove your bank information. The requirements are much less than other routes. It is safe to say that converting from a visitor visa to a study visa is the best immigration method with the lowest threshold, the lowest cost, and the highest success rate.

  • Spouse and children can also get work permit and education in Canada

    Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children may also be able to get processing on a visitor visa, work permit, or study permit. By changing a tourist visa to a study visa, you are allowed to study in a post-secondary designated learning institution and bring your family to Canada with you.

  • Get to study in Canada without leaving the country

    Changing Visitor visa to Study Visa is quick and effortless. Normally, when you want to apply for a student visa to study in Canada, you will have to leave Canada and re-enter. However, by changing from a visitor visa to a study permit, you don't have to leave the country to do so.

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November 12, 2023

I went to Admission Hub to change my status from visitor visa to study permit and got approved few days ago, it seems unreal, but it happened!

The Admisstion Hub team is very professional and dedicated, my application process was smooth along the way with their guidance, they guided me step by step and answered all my questions quickly, completely and in detail.Thank you the Admission Hub team, especially big thanks to chị Anna and chị Vân Anh for your devotion during the process, I really appreciate that! Highly recommend Admission Hub for everyone!

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November 2, 2023

Actualmente estoy cambiando mi estatus de turista a estudiante y me sentido muy segura durante cada etapa del proceso hasta ahora. Mi asesora, Juliana Rodriguez siempre esta al pendiente y responde a mis preguntas con mucha cordialidad y paciencia. Lo recomendaria a cualquier persona que busque un acompañamiento profesional y personalizado en su proceso migratorio.

I am currently changing my status from tourist to student and I have felt very safe during every step of the process so far. My advisor, Juliana Rodriguez is always attentive and answers my questions with great cordiality and patience. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for professional and personalized accompaniment in their immigration process.

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October 21, 2023

Muchas gracias a admission hub latinos y a sus acesores como la señorita Juliana Rodriguez los mejores en cuanto tramites de vizas de estudiantes y acesorias migratorias 100 % recomendables y con voto de confianza.

Many thanks to admission hub Latinos and their advisors such as Miss Juliana Rodriguez, the best in terms of student visa procedures and immigration services, 100% recommended and with a vote of confidence.

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October 11, 2023

In 2021, I found Admission HUB to help with the Canadian student visa. Although many people say that I can do it myself, it takes time. The biggest problem is that I have had cancer before. After calculating the opportunity cost, I decided to find a helper😅

So many agents calculated left and right and finally chose Admission HUB, what’s the solution? Because I have seen them do a lot of cases and have super rich experience. Even if it is midnight in Canada time, they can answer me quickly as long as I have any questions. It is really helpful 👍🏻 When it comes to actual combat, all the information is provided. When I went to IRCC, I thought I would have to wait a few months for a reply at least, but miraculously, the visa has been approved in two weeks, and it was done once I took it. Admission HUB👍🏻like x 100

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Thanks to Admission Hub’s agent Arnold, he patiently answered all my questions and provided me with a lot of useful information in a friendly and careful manner. It makes me feel at ease to hand over immigration matters to Admission HUB.

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October 11, 2023

Hi Iam Hariharan from India.succesfully I got my study permit conversion from vistors visa with the help of Admission hub . Initially , Iam Confused but after I consulted admission hub they gave me proper suggestions and then I started my processing with the help of south asian department especially thanks to simran ji🙏. So I highly recommend this place to international students who are seeking for school admissions and visa. Thank you 🙏

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Thank you, Ken and the whole team, for the hard work and help. Without your help and continuous support, I don’t think we can make it.

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Admission HUB was a professional company of applying study permit/visa, their staffs were absolutely helpful and very patience of answering my inquiry so that I could get my study permit smoothly, thus I will definitely introduce to my colleagues who wishes to come and stay in Canada. Well done!

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Can I change my visitor visa to study permit in Canada at middle age and have an education gap?

Yes, You can change your visa status to a study permit even when you have an education gap. At Canada Admission Hub, we are proud to be the most respected and trusted by international clients and students all over the world. We have a high success rate to change your visitor visa status to study permit inside Canada including some difficult cases such as middle-aged students, gaps in education, student visa denied history, and so on. You can start studying in Canada within a month of the process. With clear instructions, straight forward process, you will find it easy to follow and prepare the necessary paperwork for your permit.

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I met Simran through Facebook and she gave me a clear idea how to convert visitor visa to study permit, They have a wonderful team and good communication with their clients. They even got me admission in public college for free of cost. They can get you offer letter in just few days.

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I have got admission in Cambrian college with the help of Admission Hub and I strongly advice to others to come here and get admission in their desire college. If anyone have issues with study permit  and study related  then this place is the best than anyone else.

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 I have been searching a lot to find the best to get my study permit in Canada as I am over 35 of age and with family. Simran helped me the process of applying study permit that would work best for me and my study permit got finally approved.

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Their professionalism and dedication helped me to changed my visitor visa to study permit within 2 months. I came in Dec 2019 as as visitor and in March I got my study permit now im in college. Thank you again for making my dream comes true..

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Benefits of being a Study Permit holder In Canada:

You can work part-time on or off campus while you study, up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks.

Work Permit holder’s spouse can receive an Open Work Permit while the spouse is actively studying in Canada.

Additionally, students in Canada have a lot of paths for permanently immigrating in Canada.

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Q&A: Change from Visitor Visa to Study Permit inside Canada?

How to change from a Visitor Visa to Study Permit inside Canada?

To change your Canadian Visitor Visa Status to Study Permit (Visa), firstly you will have to complete a short-term prerequisite course. After you complete the prerequisite program, you will be eligible to apply study permit inside Canada.

Who is eligible to change from a Visitor Visa to Study Permit in Canada?

Only some people can apply for a study permit from inside Canada. 

  • Completed a program that is required for admission to a DLI while under Visitor Status

I am visiting in Canada, Can I apply for a Study Permit without leaving Canada?

You’re currently in Canada and one of these applies:

-Your spouse, the common-law partner has a valid study or work permit

-You’re an exchange student or visiting student

-You completed a short-term prerequisite course within the initial 6 months period while under Visitor Visa status

-Most importantly, the IRCC officer will assess whether you have met the terms before they approve your application. Subsequently, you will have implied status. In other words, while you are waiting for your Study Permit you can legally stay in Canada even your status has expired.

Can I study while waiting for my Study Permit?

International students who are eligible to apply Study Permit Inside Canada are eligible to continue studying while waiting for the approvals. However, they must cease studying if their application is refused.

Do I need to leave if I apply my permit inside Canada?

Your study Permit will be sent directly to Admission Hub office from IRCC visa processing center. Hence there is no need to cross the border.

How can Admission Hub Canada represent me for the application?

Our immigration consultants and admission team will guide you the process from the beginning to the end.  Certainly from enrolling a short-term pre-requisite program to the date you obtain your study permit. Moreover you will have on-going support until you reach Permanent Residency Status.

Can my spouse get a work permit in Canada?

Spouses can apply for an open work permit if their partner is an international student in Canada.

Can I apply even I was refused for Study Permit before?

Yes. Admission Hub has been helping hundred of international students changing Visitor Status to Study Permit. We have even helped applicants that were previously refused 3 times from an overseas Canadian  Embassy And successfully applied Canadian study permit inside Canada

Is there an age limit to change visa status to study in Canada?

If the applicants have more than 2 years after graduation or are over 25 years old, there is a risk of “advanced age” when you are applying for a student visa in Canada. However, there are no age eligibility criteria if you convert from a visitor visa to a study permit. Our customers have a wide range of ages, from 19 years old to 55 years old. Change from a tourist visa to a study visa has a 90% of success rate.

Can I change from tourist visa to study visa if I have an education gap?

Yes. Education gap is not a problem when you want to change your visitor visa to a study permit. If you are applying for a student visa from outside Canada, the education gap might be a problem, but if you are applying for a study permit inside Canada, the education gap is not a major problem as long as you can justify the reasons properly. We had students with years of education gap in between before applying for a study permit and were still successful.

I have history of visa refusal, can I apply for study permit in Canada?

If the applicants have a major change that occurred after the first visa application (such as inheritance, IELTS re-examination score improvement), then it is difficult for the Immigration Bureau to reverse the case and give you approval for the second time. 

If you are applying for a student visa from your country and got rejected, then apply for a travel visa, the chance of denial is lower than applying for a student visa. Once a tourist visa is issued, an additional channel and insurance are given to the student visa. After entering the country through a tourist visa, you can apply for a student visa in Canada by having a study permit first, it has a higher success rate. 

What is success rate on changing status to study status inside Canada?

Changing your visa status from a visitor visa to a study permit inside Canada has a 98% approval rate.

How changing visitor visa to study permit works?

The key to a successful transfering visa from travel visa to study visa is to register for a short-term prerequisite course (prerequisite course) within 6 months, and your course institution must be on the DLI list (list of designated educational institutions). 

After completing the short-term course and obtaining the university acceptance letter, you can apply for a study visa. 

We have a team of experts who speak over 13 languages

We understand the challenges and needs of international students, and we can communicate with you in your preferred language. We can guide you through every step of the process, from choosing the right college, applying for admission, obtaining a study permit, extending or changing your visa status, to settling in Canada.