2014/06/18   WBI Immigration

“Important Notice: Starting  June 16, 2014, Only Designated Learning Institution can accept international students, the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number must be indicated on the updated study permit application forms. Previous versions of the study permit application will still be accepted, but only until July 15, 2014.”

The new rules have two very clear areas of focus. First, to make Canada increasingly attractive to students with a sincere intention to study at a reputable Canadian educational institution. And secondly, the plan is also intended to make Canada a less attractive country for those who intend to use the study permit system to get into Canada without a sincere intention to study.


  • Must have been previously accepted by a school, college, university or other educational institution in Canada;
  • Must present evidence of assess to the proper sufficient financial means to pay for tuition fees, living expenses and return transportation costs;
  • Must be in good health and without a criminal record;
  • Must be able to provide enough evidence to convince an immigration officer that you will be leaving Canada upon completion of your studies
So, you received great news and have the study permit! Make sure you follow the Canadian rules. Here are common mistakes that people make that can cause them trouble.
  • Getting the study permit and not informing the Canadian government that you plan to wait until a following semester. It is easy to do and shows you are sincere.
  • Coming to Canada and not studying.
  • Studying, but not paying all fees in advance of the semester. It is absolutely important people have the finances organized in advance. This is a condition of getting the study permit.
  • Changing schools but not reporting.