Designated Learning Instituation

To apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution. A designated learning institution is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students.
All primary and secondary schools in Canada are designated learning institutions. They aren’t included in this list.
If you plan to attend a post-secondary school, make sure it is on this list

If the school you are studying at loses its designated learning institution status after you get your study permit, you can:

  • Keep studying your program until your current permit expires
  • But only renew your study permit if you enroll at a designated learning institution.

List of designated learning institutions by province/territory
You will find a list of designated learning institution by using the following link: