Spouses who wish to attend educational institutions in Canada require Study Permits. They may be applied for after arrival in Canada. If your spouse will be attending studies of duration greater than six months, they must obtain their own Study Permit. The process for obtaining immigration documents within Canada can take up to two months to complete.
Please note that spouses and children of international students and foreign workers are the only visitors who may apply for Study Permits from within Canada.
To study at a primary or secondary school, minor children (under 18 years of age) of Study or Work Permit holders may be required to apply for a Study Permit for entry to Canada, but do not need to maintain it once in Canada. However, minor children are still required to maintain valid status by applying for a Visitor Record even if the Study Permit is not extended.
If your child is eighteen years or older and/or will be attending post-secondary studies, they will require a Study Permit.