Canada Remains Open and Ready to Welcome International Language Students | RPI College

Language students are welcome in Canada and should submit their visitor visa applications now to benefit from faster processing by the Government of Canada.



Canada recently announced an intake cap on international student permit applications, effectively putting a moratorium on study permit application processing until provinces can implement attestation procedures.

Why is that good news for international students looking to study English in Canada?


First of all, a study permit is not required to attend short-term language programs in Canada. On a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), international students can study English or French in Canada for less than six months. Approximately 100,000 students come to Canada on TRVs and eTAs each year.


Second, while the government of Canada isn't processing study permit applications (or very few), IRCC will have more resources available to process other visa applications until at least the end of March, so short-term language students applying for TRVs and eTAs will receive faster processing times.


It is important to remember that there are no restrictions on visitor visas (TRV or eTA) to Canada. In fact, Destination Canada estimates 21.2 million international visitors will visit Canada in 2024. By 2025, the number is expected to reach 23.5 million!


Similarly, there is NO CAP on short-term English language students coming to Canada on TRVs or eTAs, or students on work permits like the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.


So, Canada remains open and ready to welcome international language students. Now is the time to submit visitor visa applications!


Here are just some of the reasons to choose RPI College for your English courses:

  - Choose from a variety of flexible courses that meet your specific needs.

  - The option of both in-class and online courses.

  - Experience Canada’s culture, values, and way of life.

  - Learn and socialize with students from different cultures.

  - Explore the many attractions and natural beauty that North Vancouver, Canada has to offer.


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