Documents Required During Taking Study Permit At Canada 🍁  Airport

When you arrive at a Canadian port of entry (such as an airport) to receive your study permit, you should have the following documents ready for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers:


Your valid passport which you used during your study permit application.

Port of Entry (POE) / Letter of Introduction:

This is the letter you received from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirming the approval of your study permit application. It's not the study permit itself but shows that you're authorized to receive one upon arrival.

Acceptance Letter:

The original or electronic copy of the letter of acceptance from the Canadian designated learning institution (DLI) where you are admitted.

Proof of Financial Support:

Documents that prove you have enough money to support yourself during your stay in Canada. This can include bank statements, a Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred, proof of a student/education loan, bank drafts or other forms of proof.

Letter of Explanation (if applicable):

This is a letter that explains why you are seeking entry to Canada and ensures the officer that you understand your responsibilities as a student.

Health Insurance:

Proof of health insurance is not always required at the port of entry, but it's recommended to have it, as healthcare in Canada can be very expensive without insurance.

Study Plan (if applicable):

In some cases, a study plan that explains why you want to study in Canada and that you understand the responsibilities of a student can be helpful.

Additional Documents:

Depending on your situation, you may be asked to present additional documents, such as a custodianship declaration for minors or a return ticket to your home country.

Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA):

If required, based on your nationality. This is the visa or eTA that allows you to enter Canada.
It's important to have these documents organized and readily accessible when you arrive in Canada to ensure a smooth process at the port of entry. The CBSA officer will review your documents and issue your study permit if everything is in order. Remember, the final decision on entry is always made by the CBSA officers at the port of entry.