Go Study Canada

Are you interested in living in Canada for a long time but don't know how to do it?

Go Study Canada is your best ally throughout this process!

If you have just decided to move to Canada, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by the logistical task ahead. Migrating to Canada can be a difficult process, but it is made easier with a simple and thought-out plan. Accurate preparation is key: this involves a lot of research, creating lists of things to do, and budget planning.

First of all, you need to start reading and researching all you can about life in Canada, and we suggest you buy a few books on the topic. Have you read our blog? It’s a good starting point!

How to emigrate to Canada?

We at Go Study Canada have selected several options that may be suitable for you. From the options below, learn more about what options for emigrating to Canada may be available to you and your family, if applicable. If more than one of the situations listed above applies to you, please contact us to work out together which opportunity will be the best for you in this process. However, be sure to review the other potential options as well.

If none of the situations listed above apply to you, don’t be discouraged: you may still be eligible for immigration to Canada. Let’s begin!

I want to study and work in Canada

Who is it for?

People who wish to enrol in a study program at a university or college in Canada.

How does it work?

For study programs longer than six months, a study permit is required. To obtain a study permit, an international student must have a letter of acceptance to a DLI and proof of funds.

How much does it cost?

Prospective students must consider certain costs. In addition to a study permit application fee of CAD$150, students must cover the international application fee set by the university or college.

Moreover, candidates have to show proof of funds to cover accommodation costs. This comes to CAD$10,000 per year, or CAD$11,000 in Quebec, plus more for any accompanying family members. These are not fees, but applicants must have access to these funds in order for their application for a study permit to be approved.

What is the advantage?

In a world where more and more countries apply increasingly restrictive conditions for entry and work rights among international students, Canada can be considered incredibly kind. Not only can international students in Canada enjoy lower tuition fees than they might be asked to pay elsewhere, but they can also finance their studies and other expenses by working off-campus while they study. After graduation, they can then work in Canada with an open work permit for up to three years, allowing them to gain valuable Canadian work experience before potentially embarking on permanent immigration to Canada.

How long does it take?

Applications for study permits are usually processed within a few weeks, with accelerated processing times for eligible students in some key partner countries.

To sum up, how much money do I need?

  • Tuition and course fees
  • Expenses for transport, flights, accommodation, meals, etc.
  • Student visa: 150 CAD
  • Show that you have sufficient funds to pay for your stay. This does not mean that you will spend them, as you will be working at the same time!

I have a great idea and want to open a start-up company!

Who is it for?

Entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to create innovative businesses in Canada that can create jobs for Canadians and compete on a global scale. The Start-up for Entrepreneurs program is a relatively new addition to the selection of business immigration programs in Canada.

How does it work?

With the support of a designated organization, applicants must also meet language requirements and provide proof of settlement funds. Do you have an eligible English certificate? Check out our English courses.

How much does it cost?

Federal application fees amount to a processing fee of CAD$1,575 and a permanent residency fee of CAD$500 (CAD$2,075 total).

What’s the advantage?

With the support of a designated organisation, successful candidates are in a strong position to make their business idea successful in Canada.

I have studied and worked in Canada

and I want to go back

Who is it for?

Foreign workers who have completed at least one year of qualified work experience in Canada in the last three years.

How does it work?

Applicants under the Canadian Experience Class must create an Express Entry profile and be invited to apply for immigration to Canada before submitting an application through Express Entry.

How much does it cost?

Approximately CAD$1,500-$2,000, including school and language exams, obtaining documents and paying fees, if you complete the process yourself

What’s the advantage?

  • Candidates have gained at least one year of Canadian work experience 
  • Since there is not much documentation to be provided, applications are processed rapidly, within three or four months
  • Candidates do not need to show proof of funds