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CIC News> Latest News> Study> How to increase your chances for study permit approval Individuals applying to study in Canada should be mindful of the eligibility criteria, discretion of the reviewing immigration officer, and available next steps—should their application be refused.
Published on January 23rd, 2023 at 09:00am EST
Canada continues to be one of the world’s most popular destinations for international students. With an excellent standard of education and internationally accredited schools—Canada hosts a huge number of students from abroad every year—welcoming close to 450,000 new international students in 2021 alone.
While Canada does host many international students annually, there are also those who receive refusals of their study permit applications. Giving careful consideration to the eligibility criteria set by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and the discretion of the IRCC immigration officer reviewing their application can be crucial to success when applying.
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Make sure you are eligible
In particular, to receive a study permit, applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria. This includes applicants showing that they:
- Have been accepted to study at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI); a DLI is an institution that is authorized by a provincial or territorial government to host international students;
- Are a law-abiding citizen, with no criminal record, and not a risk to the security of Canada. A police clearance certificate(s) may be required as well; and
- Are in good health and w