Canada has one of the most encouraging immigration policies in the world.
The Canadian Government plans to admit over 350,000 immigrants each year. Become one of them by obtaining the Canada Study Visa.

The Canada study visa allows a wide variety of students either in an academic or vocational sector to grow within Canada’s bilingual borders. From simply learning English or French to earning a Post-Graduate Degree, student visas allow students to expand their knowledge and expertise in Canada. This allows foreign students to bring their rich culture, expansive knowledge, and varied skills to Canada’s already diverse classrooms and schools.

Boasting excellent and varied educational options, reasonable tuition rates and living costs, a peaceful and multi-cultural community and the possibility of applying for permanent residence. Canada is a top-destination country for students seeking international experience, this is made easy and possible through the Canada study visa.

Generally, even after applying for the Canada study visa, you must apply for a study permit before you go to Canada. Some people can apply for a study permit from within Canada but in some cases, you can apply when you arrive in Canada at the port of entry. Make sure you understand which option is available to you.

Type of Study Permit

  • The study permit is a document issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Make sure you have all the documents you need before you apply, send in your application before you travel to Canada.
  • Note: Your study permit is not a visa. It alone doesn’t allow you to enter Canada. You may also need a temporary resident visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA) along with the Canada study visa. If so, it will be issued as part of your study permit application.

 Required Documents

Using the Canada study visa, you can study in Canada

  • If you are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI).
  • If you show proof that you have enough money to pay for your:
    • Tuition fees.
    • Living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
    • Return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
  • Provided you obey the law, have no criminal record and will not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
  • On the basis that you are in good health. You may need to complete a medical exam.
  • If you are able to convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your studies.
  • When you possess a valid passport/travel document and provide proof of financial support.
  • When ties to your home country and evidence of your intention to leave Canada at the end of your studies are provided.

The Canada study visa allows foreign students to take advantage of Canada’s world-class education system. The specific requirements for the Student visa will vary depending on the selected level of study, the applicant’s educational background, and their country of citizenship.

In most cases, you need to give biometrics. After you pay the biometrics fee and submit your application, a letter that says you need to give your biometrics will be sent to you. The letter will tell you how and where to give your biometrics but you have up to 30 days to give your biometrics (in person).

If you didn’t pay the biometrics fee, a letter asking you to do this first will be sent to you.  You can only get the instruction letter if you pay the biometrics fee.

Visa Duration

A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. This extra time lets you prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay.

  • If you can’t finish your courses before the date on your permit, you must apply to extend your stay as a student.
  • If you finish your studies early, your permit will stop being valid 90 days after you complete your studies (no matter what day is printed on the study permit). Note that you have completed your studies either
    • on the date, you get the first notification from your school (such as an email, letter, transcript, etc.) or
    • when you get your degree, diploma or certificate.

    You must prove to provide the date you got one of these.

    Note: If you can’t prove the date you were first notified by your school, the earliest issue date on the document will be used. There may need to confirm this date with your school.

If your school asked you to take some courses before they accept you into the main program (conditional acceptance), your study permit will be issued for the length of these courses. When you get accepted into the main program, you can apply to extend your stay as a student from within Canada. However, if you plan to leave Canada during a scheduled break (such as the summer, or winter holidays and spring break), you may need to show proof that you are enrolled in your school when you return to Canada. If you got to Canada on:

  • A visa, you also need to make sure it is still valid.
  • An electronic travel authorization (eTA), so when you leave and return to Canada by air, you will need to make sure it is still valid.

Contact address

Canadian Embassy in Congo – Kinshasa

17 Pumbu avenue
Gombe commune
Democratic Republic of Congo

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8341
Kinshasa 1,
Democratic Republic of Congo

Tel.: (243) 895 0310/0311/0312
Fax: (243) 81 301 6515

E-mail Address[email protected]


Additional Information

Canada’s International Development Agency assists the Democratic Republic of Congo with poverty reduction and humanitarian assistance while contributing to a development assistance program with the Congo.

It is important to remember that when applying for Canadian Immigration using the Canada study visa, you are required to submit your application to the Canadian Embassy of your nationality. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. You should always contact an immigration lawyer to assist you with the procedures associated with the Canadian Embassy of your region because the Canadian Embassy in Congo may have its own set of special rules and procedures.

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