A foreign national must apply for and get a Canadian study permit in order to study in Canada at any level.
A foreign student may, however, be excluded from this requirement in certain circumstances.
- Short-Term Study in Canada
- Minor Children in Canada
- Family Members and Private Staff of Diplomats
- Members of Foreign Armed Forces in Canada
Members of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state under the Visiting Forces Act do not require a permit to study in Canada.
The Visiting Forces Act lists the following countries as designated states:
|Albania||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Thailand||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Ukraine||United Arab Emirates|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||United States of America|