International students must apply for a Canada Study Permit from the Canadian Embassy if they plan to study for more than six months.
Your official letter of acceptance must be included with your study permit application to prove you will be studying at a Designated Learning Institution. In addition to the letter of acceptance, you will have to prove: that you have sufficient funds to cover tuition costs and living expenses for the duration of your study period; that you do not have a criminal record and are not a security risk to Canada; that you are in good health; and that you will be leaving Canada at the end of your stay.
It is strongly recommended that you submit the study permit application at least three months before the start of classes to allow for processing time.
FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL STUDY-IN-CANADA REFERENCES
It is important that you not let your study permit expire; allowing a study permit to expire is considered a violation of the Immigration Act which may affect your eligibility for an extension and may lead to deportation.
Please refer to the following websites for more information on studying in Canada and Saskatchewan:
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp
- Immigration Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/international-education
As of June 1, 2014, the rules have changed regarding work permits. The above websites will provide you with information on working while studying and post-graduation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Check out the International Student Handbook for more information on Great Plains College.