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Study Direct Stream
Application Kit for a Study Permit

Canadian Embassy, Beijing
Consulate General of Canada, Shanghai

Please read this kit carefully before submitting your application. The documentation you provide with your application is necessary to establish that your entry to Canada would not be contrary to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Failure to provide complete, truthful, and accurate materials may result in your application being refused.

All Study Permit applications will be assessed based on the documents you submit. Please ensure that you submit all relevant documents as outlined in this application kit.

All documents must be submitted at the same time as your application and processing fee. Only documents in English or French will be accepted. All documents in Chinese must be accompanied by an English or French translation.

Application kits are free of charge and can be downloaded from our websites: www.beijing.gc.ca or www.shanghai.gc.ca.

Warning: Providing fraudulent documentation or false information is a grave offence. If you or someone acting on your behalf directly or indirectly misrepresents facts relating to your application for a Study Permit:

  • your application will be refused;
  • the circumstances of your refusal will be entered into Canada’s global immigration database; and
  • you could become inadmissible to Canada for two (2) years under section 40 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

1. Requirements for a Canadian Study Permit

You must show the officer that you meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations and that you will be in Canada for a temporary stay. You must also:

  • satisfy an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your period of authorized stay;
  • have been accepted by an educational institution and hold a valid letter of acceptance;
  • prove that you have enough money to support your stay in Canada;
  • produce any documents requested by the officer to establish your admissibility;
  • and, complete a medical examination

A study permit is not required if the course or study program has a duration of six months or less.

2. Requirements for the Study Permit Application – Study Direct Stream

In place of most financial documents, qualifying applicants may submit an approved Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution. Please visit our Student Direct Stream website for more information on the China Students GIC.

To qualify for this option, you must:

  • Submit a Letter of Acceptance or conditional LOA from a Designated Canadian College or University,
  • Submit an IELTS test result form showing average 6 or higher or a TEF test result form showing score of B2/level 4 or a recognized Canadian High School diploma from a Canadian curriculum High School in China, or transcripts showing completion of two years of a Canadian curriculum post-secondary university 2+2 program,
  • Undergo a medical examination before submitting your application,
  • Use one of the Visa Application Centres to submit your application.

You may choose this option if you have a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) or conditional LOA (to a program which requires preparatory courses before commencement of academic program). Your LOA or conditional LOA must be from a college or university in Canada whose graduates are eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit; that is:

  • a public post-secondary institution, such as a college, trade/technical school, university or CEGEP (in Quebec). This includes all Student Partners Program colleges.
  • a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as public institutions, and receives at least 50 percent of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify)
  • a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees but only if you are enrolled in one of the programs of study leading to a degree as authorized by the province.

NOTE: Applicants who are seeking entry solely for English preparatory courses (ESL, EAP, or Intensive English) and who do not have a conditional acceptance to a college or university in Canada are not eligible for this program.

3. Agents and Representatives

If you do not wish to prepare and submit your application yourself, you may retain the assistance of an individual who provides such services for free (family members, friends, non-governmental and religious organizations, etc.), or you may decide to hire an authorized representative. An authorized representative must be either an immigration consultant who is a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC); a lawyer who is a member of a Canadian law society; or a notary who is a member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec. All applications are treated equally regardless of who prepares and submits them. Please remember that only you, as the applicant, are responsible for all information submitted. Please be sure to review all the information on your application form and ensure that all questions are answered truthfully before signing and dating the forms.

If you are authorizing the release of your file information to another person this person must be identified on the Use of Representative form (IMM 5476E). Please note that all persons who assist in the preparation of applications must be identified on this form.

4. Financial Support

You must show that you have enough money available for your stay in Canada to pay for tuition fees, return transportation for yourself and accompanying family members and living expenses for yourself and accompanying family members. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines, a single person without dependents will require approximately $10,000 CAD per year, not including tuition fees, to cover your living expenses.

For students qualifying for the Study Direct Stream Option, you should provide a GIC Certificate from a participating financial institution in the amount of $10,000 to cover your first year of living expenses. You should also provide proof that you have paid tuition fees for your first year of studies, or a bank certificate showing that you have sufficient funds for tuition fees for your first year of studies.

5. Studying in Québec

If you plan to study in the province of Québec, you must submit a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) along with your application. The school that has accepted you should provide you with an application form and all necessary information.

6. Steps in applying for a Study Permit

Step 1: Take the Medical Examination.

You should take the Medical Examination before submitting your Study Permit application by visiting one of the Panel Physicians for China and Mongolia listed on this website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/dmp-md/medical.aspx

When visiting the Panel Physician, you must bring the following documents:

  • 4 passport pictures;
  • your original passport; and
  • a photocopy of your passport biodata page.

After the completion of your Medical Examination, the Panel Physician will provide you with one copy of your medical examination form. This form must be submitted together with your Study Permit application. Submission of this form does not guarantee approval of your application. Do not make commitments until your Study Permit application has been approved. All costs for medical exams are payable by the applicant and are non-refundable.

Important: It is NOT mandatory to complete a medical examination prior to submission of your Study Permit application. However, doing so is a condition of using the Study Direct Stream Option and will normally result in faster processing. If you do not wish to complete a medical examination prior to submission of your study permit application, please use the standard Study Permit application kit.

Step 2: Gather the Required Supporting Documents

This kit contains a Document Checklist. This Document Checklist will assist you in determining which forms and documents must be submitted, and which special requirements may apply.

Step 3: Submit your Application

To submit your application, please visit one of the following Visa Application Centres operating in China.

Beijing: Floor 12, Tower A, Central Points Plaza, No. 11, Dongzhimen South Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007
Shanghai: 2nd floor, Guangdong Development Bank Building, No.555 Xujiahui Road, Shanghai 200023
Guangzhou: 3rd Floor, Cheng Jian Mansion, 189 Ti Yu Road West, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510620
Chongqing: 3U-6, J.W.Marriott International Trade Centre, 77 Qingnian Road, Yuzhong Dist., Chongqing, 400010

The Visa Application Centres are open from Monday to Friday (excluding Embassy holidays), from 8am to 3pm.
A fee will be charged for the use of the Visa Application Centre. Further details are available at www.vfsglobal.ca/canada/china/english// .

Important: It is NOT mandatory to use the Visa Application Centres to submit a Study Permit application. However, doing so is a condition of using the Study Direct Stream Option and will normally result in faster processing. If you do not wish to use the Visa Application Centres to submit your study permit application, please use the standard Study Permit application kit.

7. When Should I Apply?

To avoid disappointment, you should submit your application at least 60 days before the first day of
classes.

Document Checklist

If any of the required documents are missing, your application form may be returned to you.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
All documents in Chinese must be accompanied by an English or French translation
Completed “Application for a Study Permit” (IMM 1294). If your spouse or common-law partner and/or children are planning to accompany you, they will need to complete their own application using the appropriate application form. 
Completed “Family Composition Information and Details of Education and Employment” form for you, completed in English or French AND Chinese. 
Completed “Family Composition Information and Details of Education and Employment” form for your mother and father, completed in English or French AND Chinese. 
Two (2) photos. All photos must meet the requirements of the Photo Specifications Appendix. On the back of one photo in each set, write the name and date of birth of the person appearing in the photo. 
Your valid passport. There must be one completely blank page other than the last page, available in the passport and the passport must be valid for at least six (6) months prior to travel. 
Copy of your national identity document (two sides) 
The correct processing fee in the acceptable format (refer to the Fee Schedule). Fee is non-refundable. If you need to give your biometrics, the $85 CAD biometric fee covers the VAC service charge. 
A copy of the medical examination form given to you by the Panel Physician. 
A copy of the Letter of Acceptance from the Admissions/Registrar’s Office of a designated course and Canadian school, showing the exact amount of tuition fees you are required to pay, the anticipated starting and finishing dates, the latest date you may register. Please see above for which course of studies and schools are eligible for this option. 
The “Use of representative” form (IMM 5476E) if someone has assisted you in making this application 
Custodianship Declaration from your parent(s) and from the custodian in Canada if you are under 18 years of age (for schools in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec and Saskatchewan) or under 19 years of age (for schools in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, North West Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon). The Custodianship Declaration can be obtained at www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/custodian-parent.pdf 
If studying in Québec, evidence of a valid Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ). 
A notarized copy of any University or College Diploma granted, plus transcripts for any program for which you are currently enrolled. If you have not yet graduated, please indicate your expected date of graduation and whether you will receive a degree, diploma or certificate. 
A notarized copy of your Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate and Transcripts with the chop of your school’s Registrar’s Office. 
Submit an IELTS test result form showing average 6 or higher or a TEF test result form showing score of B2/level 4 or a recognized Canadian High School diploma from a Canadian curriculum High School in China, or transcripts showing completion of two years of a Canadian curriculum post-secondary university 2+2 program. 
A notarized copy of your No Criminal Activity Certificate. You must obtain a police certificate from each country or territory where you have lived for six consecutive months or longer since reaching the age of 18. 
 
PROOF OF FUNDS
A copy of an approved Certificate from a participating Canadian Financial Institution showing that you have deposited sufficient funds to support yourself for your first year of studies in Canada. 
Proof that you have paid your first year of tuition, or a bank certificate showing funds in the amount of your first year’s tuition. 
Original letters of employment from your current employer (if applicable) and the current employer of each of your parents or any other person who is supporting your studies, including: full name, address and telephone number of the employer; length of service, position, salary for the last two years, and any bonuses and additional income. 

Family Composition and Details of Education/Employment - APPLICANT
家属表及教育和就业细节表

Please complete all items in both English or French AND Chinese characters
所有内容请用中文及英文,或中文及法文填写
RELATIONSHIP
关系
NAME
姓名
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH
出生日期及地点
PRESENT ADDRESS
现行地址
PRESENT OCCUPATION
现行职业
Visa Applicant
签证申请人
    
Spouse
申请人配偶
    
Mother
申请人之母亲
    
Father
申请人之父亲
    

Children: (Including all sons and daughters plus adopted and step children regardless of age or place of residence)
申请人之子女(包括所有子女及收养、继养之子女,无论年龄大小或居住地在何处均须填写)
NAME
姓名
RELATION & SEX
关系及性别
MARITAL STATUS
婚姻状况
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH
出生日期及地点
PRESENT ADDRESS
现行地址
PRESENT OCCUPATION
现行职业
      
      
      
      
      
Brothers and Sisters: (Including half and step brothers and sisters)
申请人之兄弟姊妹(包括同父异母及同母异父之兄弟姊妹)
NAME
姓名
RELATION & SEX
关系及性别
MARITAL STATUS
婚姻状况
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH
出生日期及地点
PRESENT ADDRESS
现行地址
PRESENT OCCUPATION
现行职业
      
      
      
      
      
 
Please complete all items in both English or French AND Chinese characters
所有内容请用中文及英文,或中文及法文填写
DATE
日期
NAME & ADDRESS OF SCHOOL
学校的名称及地址
DIPLOMA/ DEGREE
学历/ 学位
TYPE OF COURSE
课程类别
FROM
TO
     
     
     
     
     

DATE
日期
NAME & ADDRESS OF WORK UNIT/COMPANY
单位/公司的名称及地址
POSITION
职位
TYPE OF BUSINESS
业务类别
FROM
TO
     
     
     
     
     

Is this your first time travelling outside of China? If no, please provide a summary of your travel history for the past five years including countries travelled to and dates of travel.
此次是否是你的第一次出境旅行?若不是,请提供过去五年中所有出境旅行概况、包括目的地国家及旅行起始日期。



If you are a member of a business delegation, can you confirm the identity and stated profession of those travelling with you? If no, please provide an explanation:
如果你是某商务团组之成员,你是否能确认与你同行人士的身份及职业?若不能,请提供解释:



I hereby certify that all information listed on this form is true and complete. I understand that if this information is found to be untrue or incomplete my application will be refused.
我谨声明,本表中所填各项内容均真实详尽。我明白:所列内容如被发现不实或不详,我的申请将被拒签。

Date (日期) ____________________

Print Name in Pinyin (印刷体拼音姓名) ____________________

Signature of Applicant in Chinese (申请人签字) ____________________

Family Composition and Details of Education/Employment - FATHER
家属表及教育和就业细节表

Please complete all items in both English or French AND Chinese characters
所有内容请用中文及英文,或中文及法文填写
DATE
日期
NAME & ADDRESS OF SCHOOL
学校的名称及地址
DIPLOMA/ DEGREE
学历/ 学位
TYPE OF COURSE
课程类别
FROM
TO
     
     
     
     
     

DATE
日期
NAME & ADDRESS OF WORK UNIT/COMPANY
单位/公司的名称及地址
POSITION
职位
TYPE OF BUSINESS
业务类别
FROM
TO
     
     
     
     
     

Brothers and Sisters: (Including half and step brothers and sisters)
申请人父亲之兄弟姊妹(包括同父异母及同母异父之兄弟姊妹)
NAME
姓名
RELATION & SEX
关系及性别
MARITAL STATUS
婚姻状况
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH
出生日期及地点
PRESENT ADDRESS
现行地址
PRESENT OCCUPATION
现行职业
      
      
      
      
      

Date (日期): ____________________

Signature of Applicant’s Father (父亲签字): ____________________

Family Composition and Details of Education/Employment - MOTHER
家属表及教育和就业细节表

Please complete all items in both English or French AND Chinese characters
所有内容请用中文及英文,或中文及法文填写
DATE
日期
NAME & ADDRESS OF SCHOOL
学校的名称及地址
DIPLOMA/ DEGREE
学历/ 学位
TYPE OF COURSE
课程类别
FROM
TO
     
     
     
     
     

DATE
日期
NAME & ADDRESS OF WORK UNIT/COMPANY
单位/公司的名称及地址
POSITION
职位
TYPE OF BUSINESS
业务类别
FROM
TO
     
     
     
     
     

Brothers and Sisters: (Including half and step brothers and sisters)
申请人母亲之兄弟姊妹(包括同父异母及同母异父之兄弟姊妹)
NAME
姓名
RELATION & SEX
关系及性别
MARITAL STATUS
婚姻状况
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH
出生日期及地点
PRESENT ADDRESS
现行地址
PRESENT OCCUPATION
现行职业
      
      
      
      
      

Date (日期): ____________________

Signature of Applicant’s Mother (母亲签字): ____________________

Photograph Specifications

TAKE THIS WITH YOU TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER
See Chinese version below

Requirements:

You must provide two (2) photos with your application. It is imperative that your photos be compliant with the following specifications otherwise they will be rejected. You will be required to provide new photos before your application can be processed. To avoid delays, please ensure that the photos provided with your application meet these requirements.

Photograph specifications:

  • Two (2) identical photos, black and white or colour, taken within the last 6 months.
  • Must be clear and well defined, taken against a plain white or light coloured background. Digital photos must not be altered in any way.
  • The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, with the mouth closed.
  • Tinted prescription glasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible and the frame is not covering any part of the eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
  • False hairpieces or other cosmetic devices are acceptable if they do not disguise the natural appearance of the bearer.
  • Photos in which the applicant is wearing a hat or head covering worn for religious reasons are acceptable if the full facial features are not obscured.

Photo and Head Size Specification

  • The frame size must be 35mm X 45mm (1.37” X 1.77”).
  • Must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photo and include the top of the shoulders.
  • Size of the head, chin to crown*, must be between 31mm (1.22”) and 36mm (1.41”)
  • * Crown: top of the head, or (if obscured by hair or headwear), where the top of the head/skull would be if it could be seen.

Photos which do not meet these specifications will not be accepted.

照片要求细则

要求:

申请临时居民访问签证、学习许可或工作许可需要递交2张照片。照片必须符合下列要求,否则将不被接受。我们会在审理你的申请前要求你递交新的照片。

请确保你递交的照片符合这些要求以避免延误申请审理。

照片要求细则:

  • 最近6个月内拍摄的2张同样的照片,黑白或彩色均可。
  • 照片必须清晰并轮廓分明,背景为纯白色或浅色。
  • 数码相片不能做任何修改。
  • 脸部须正对照相机,保持正常表情,不要皱眉或微笑,且嘴部合拢。
  • 可以佩戴带色彩的有度数的眼镜,只要申请人双眼清晰可见且镜框不遮挡眼睛的任何部分。不要佩戴太阳镜。
  • 可以佩戴假发或其它装饰品,只要它们不影响申请人的本来面貌。
  • 只要脸部特征能全部体现,则申请人可以佩戴帽子或出于宗教原因将头部盘裹。

 照片和头部大小要求

  • 相片外沿大小必须为35毫米X 45毫米(1.37寸X 1.77寸)。
  • 必须在照片中体现整个头部的正面,脸部在照片中间,且要包括肩部上端。
  • 头部的大小,即从下巴到头顶*的长度,必须在31毫米(1.22寸) 至36毫米(1.41寸) 之间。
  • * 头顶:头部的最上端,或(如果受头发或头饰的影响),可见到的头部/脑壳最上端。

不符合这些要求的照片将被接受。

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Date Modified:
2014-02-28