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The institution could issue a Letter of Acceptance if the applicant is accepted. All of the components listed below must be included in the Letter of Acceptance for the Study Permit Application:

  • a student's full name, birthdate, and mailing address; if applicable, the student's ID number; the name of the institution and the name of the person who will be contacting the student; the institution's contact information;
  • That of the DLI; whether it is a private, public, post-secondary college, community college, or technical college (this list is not all-inclusive); the institution's licensure information must be made apparent (frequently on the institution's letterhead);
  • The student's accepted study programme, grade level, and academic year; the program's estimated length or completion date; the day the programme started;
  • the final day a student may sign up for the course schedule;
  • if the course is being taken part-time or full-time;
  • the anticipated first-year tuition costs, as well as any scholarships or other financial aid that may be available;
  • the specifics of any mandatory internship or work placement, if any;
  • the Letter of Acceptance's expiration date*;
  • Conditions of admittance to the DLI (if applicable), which may include prior education requirements, credentials, or evidence of language proficiency;

It is crucial to understand that receiving a Letter of Acceptance from a DLI does not ensure that your application for a study visa will be accepted. The IRCC has the authority to decide whether to accept a study permit application.

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Exemptions from Acceptance letter

It's possible that some prospective students won't need a Letter of Acceptance.


  • Family members of a foreign national may apply for a study permit without a Letter of Acceptance if the foreign national has received formal authorization for a temporary work or study permit before arriving in Canada.
  • A Letter of Acceptance is not necessary for prospective students who want to enrol in a six-month or shorter study programme because they don't need a study visa.

Conditional letter of acceptance

A Letter of Acceptance that is sent to prospective students may state that admission to a study programme is conditional on passing a prerequisite course or study programme. A prospective student might need to complete an English as a Second Language or French as a Second Language course before enrolling in a more advanced study programme. In certain situations, a study permit is only given for the duration of the required programme. After successfully completing the requirement, a student may submit an application for another study permit for the subsequent study programme.


Renewal of a study permit

The renewal of a study permit normally does not call for a second Letter of Acceptance. However, the immigration official reviewing a request for a study permit renewal has the power to demand evidence that the applicant has complied with the original study permit's criteria. A note from the school confirming that the student has been actively pursuing his or her studies may be one way this shows up.


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