Canada is a great place to grow as a student. Canada welcomes international students who want to study as college and university student, elementary or high school students and even the ones participating in exchange programs or language schools. You can study in Canada for less than 6 months without a study permit if you have valid visitor status. However, getting a study permit allows you to continue studying if your study situation changes and you are maybe able to work on-campus or off-campus. If you need a study permit, your acceptance letter must be from a designated learning institutions DLI. Students like other temporary residents must have evidence that they can support themselves and any accompanying dependents financially while in Canada.