The tourist visa allows you to stay for up to six months in Canada. So if you are planning to enroll in the courses of shorter duration you don’t need to apply for a study permit. Most common cases are of the students opting for language courses that lasts for up to 6 months.
If your course demands you to stay in Canada for more than six months, you need to have a study permit. If your college/university lies in Canada then you can apply for the study permit within Canada however this might take some time since the documents would be sent outside India at the Canadian Embassy in USA.
Often the students face the rejection in obtaining the study permit and become clueless about what to do next. To avoid such cases make sure that you have unconditional letter of acceptance from the University and the scorecard of the English language test like IELTS or TOEFL that is required by your University along with the proof of payment, academic transcripts of the University where you studied earlier. You should also provide the bank account details with minimum balance corresponding to the University. Make sure that you are aware of all the documents, formalities and regulations of the University before you go ahead with extension of visa.
If your tourist visa has expired and the study permit still remains, you need to apply for the extension of your visitor visa. This can be done by submitting the valid proofs at the Canadian Embassy.
Make sure that you do a full fledged research before opting for a long term stay in Canada and keep all the documents in handy. We hope that your visit and stay in Canada proves to be worthy and an experience of a lifetime. Just a few things to take care of initially to have your dream come true.