Normally, applying for a study permit inside Canada may have a shorter processing time. However, only some people can apply for a study permit from inside Canada.
You may be eligible to apply for a study permit inside Canada if you are currently in Canada and one of these applies:
- You’re a Ukrainian national or family member of a Ukrainian national
- You have a valid study or work permit
- Your spouse, common-law partner or parent has a valid study or work permit
- You’re a minor child in primary or secondary school
- You’re an exchange student or visiting student
- You completed a short-term course or study program required to be accepted at a DLI
- You or your spouse, common-law partner or dependent child has a temporary resident permit (TRP) valid for 6 months or more
- You’re being sponsored to immigrate, and you already applied for permanent residence (if you’re eligible)
- You or your spouse, common-law partner or dependent child are subject to an unenforceable removal order
- You’re the spouse, common-law partner, or dependent child of:
- an athlete on a team based in Canada
- a member of the media
- a member of the clergy
- military personnel on duty in Canada or
- an accredited foreign representative
11. you’re a refugee claimant in Canada or a family member of a refugee claimant in Canada
If these situations do not apply to you, you will have to apply for a study permit outside Canada.
IRCC Processing time: Study Permit apply inside Canada (November 05, 2022)
IRCC Processing time: Study Permit apply outside Canada (November 05, 2022)
**Note that the processing time is subject to change. Please refer to IRCC website for the latest processing time. **
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