What is a study permit?

The study permit is a document issued by immigration Canada that allows foreign nationals to study at designated institution in Canada. Keystone International School is a ministry inspected school that is considered a designated institution.

Most students need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly, or transit through, a Canadian airport as well as a study permit to study at Keystone International School.

What is a Temporary Resident Visa?

A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is also referred to as an “entry visa” or a “visitor’s visa”. It is a sticker placed in your passport and provides different authorization than a study permit. A TRV allows you to enter or re-enter Canada while a study permit gives you permission to study in Canada.

What is an Electronic Travel Authorization?

An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.

Find out more about study permit application and visa below

Please reach us at info@keystoneschools.ca if you cannot find an answer to your question.

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International students enrolled at Keystone International School for an academic year or more are required to obtain a study permit. International students are responsible for ensuring that their study permits are valid at all times.

Document requirements may vary depending on your local visa office and are outlined on your GCKey Account after completing the questionnaire or in the document checklist Document Checklist.

You may be required to obtain a medical examination and/or biometrics as part of your initial study permit application.

  • Check if you are required a medical exam here.
  • Check if you are required to have biometrics here.
A full tuition fee refund (minus the $500 administrative fee) will be granted if Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) do not issue the study permit. To obtain a full tuition fee refund, the student must submit the following documents within sixty (60) calendars days of the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC:

  1. A copy of the original letter of refusal received from IRCC.
  2. A copy of the official Keystone letter of acceptance.
  3. A copy of the original receipt of tuition payment.
  4. A completed and signed refund request form from the parent/guardian or adult student.

No refund will be issued if the student fails to submit any of the above within sixty (60) days from the issue date of the original refusal letter from IRCC.

Minor children under the age of 18 will need to appoint a custodian, a responsible, adult Canadian citizen or permanent resident, in order to study in Canada. More information can be found here.

To be a custodian, you must be a responsible adult, who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident residing in Ontario.

We also provide custodianship for the student as a school, for more information, please contact us directly.

  • Providing consent as needed by the school for academic programs and activities.
  • Finding proper medical care.
  • Acting as the Emergency Contact.
  • Attending parent-teacher interviews.
  • Advocating for the student on behalf of parents regarding any academic/behavioural/emotional issues.
  • Maintaining correct custodian contact information with the Legal Authorities and the International Students and Admissions Office.
  • Monitoring the student.
  • Advising parents immediately of any academic/behavioural/emotional issues.
  • Attending orientations and meetings organized by their school.

A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days let you prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend your stay. You can find more detailed information here.

International students can invite their parents to visit them in Canada. Parents can apply for a Temporary Resident Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. We suggest to work with an immigration consultant for advice.  More information can be found here.