Studying in Canada for less than 6 months:

Students do not need a Canadian Study Permit if they are enrolled in a course or program which has a duration under 6 months. Incoming exchange students who will only study on exchange for one semester do not need to apply for a Canadian Study Permit to study on exchange in Canada.

Studying in Canada for more than 6 months:

Students studying in Canada for more than 6 months require a Canadian study permit. Exchange students who are approved to study on exchange at Fanshawe for 2 semesters must apply for a Canadian study permit prior to their arrival. To apply for your Canadian study permit please see the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship website here.

Entry into Canada for all Students:

Students from certain countries may require an entry visa to enter Canada. To find out if you need a visa to enter Canada please see the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship Website here.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA):

If you do not need a visa to enter Canada, you will likely require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before arrival. An eTA is required for visitors entering Canada via air whom do not require a visa. If you are flying into the United States of America and entering Canada via bus or car at the border, you do not need an eTA.

  • To determine if you need an eTA or visa please see the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship website here.
  • To apply for your Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) please see the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship website here.