How to change your Visitor Visa to Study Permit in Canada

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Change visitor visa to study permit inside Canada

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

You can apply for a study permit after entering Canada if you:

  • Completed a short-term course or program of study that is a prerequisite to their enrolling at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)

  • Have a spouse or parents who have a valid Study Permit or Canadian Work Permit

  • Visiting or exchange students studying at a DLI

Converting visitor visa to study permit allow you to Work and Study right away without leaving Canada.

Working and studying at the same time in Canada is one of the advantages of choosing a destination like Canada. Yet there are a couple of things you should know before you can start acquiring. International students can work up to 20hrs per week, full time after complete the in-class portion


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The Study Permit holder is allowed to work while studying. Further, you will also be eligible for up to 3 years of Post-Graduation Work Permit.​

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

Additionally, International students with Canadian credentials and work experience will receive extra points from many immigration programs

Q&A: Change from 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Vidhya Sharma Review

 I would like to thanks Simran and all the staff worked on my study permit case. 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..

Vidhya Sharma

Visitor visa to study permit inside Canada

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