International Students Looking to Study in Canada

Let us help you make your dream to study abroad a reality

Are you excited about studying in Canada but overwhelmed by all the paperwork?

We understand that applying to study in another country can be a daunting process, but don't worry, we're here to help.

Have you found the perfect program for your interests and goals but are unsure of the requirements for a study permit? Do you want your family to join you on this adventure but don't know where to start?

For over a decade, we've been dedicated to helping international students like you achieve their dreams of studying in Canada.

We have close relationships with high schools, colleges, and universities and can help you find the right program, gather the necessary paperwork, and guide you through the entire application process. Plus, we are trained agents for several institutions, making the process even smoother. We will help you apply to the school of your choice, the Designated Learning Institution DLI. We will ensure your application is thorough and includes a detailed study and financial plan. You'll have the support of an experienced lawyer and licensed immigration practitioner who will guide you through the study permit application process. We will be your go-to team and communicate with the DLI and submit your study permit application to Canada Immigration (IRCC) on your behalf.

Eligibility for a Study Permit

Do you fulfill all the requirements to study in Canada?

Before you can even think about applying to a high school, college, or university in Canada, we have to make sure that you fulfill all requirements to apply to a school of your choice and for a study permit. Do you have:

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  • A clean criminal record?icon-hammer.png
  • Is your English good enough for the level required at the learning institution?icon-bubble-text.png
  • Are you in good health and are you willing to take a medical examination if necessary?icon-heart.png
  • Do you have enough money to pay for your tuition and living expenses while in Canada?icon-money.png

We treat your case as if you were a family member

We know that pursuing your dreams of studying, working, and living in Canada can be an exciting but also overwhelming journey. We understand the emotional toll and stress that this process can bring. We treat your case as if you were a beloved family member, taking the time to listen, guide, and explain the process in a way that is easy to understand. We could even speak with your family to ensure everyone is on the same page. You can call us and ask us whatever keeps you up at night. We're not just a professional service – we are a compassionate ally.

Finding the right school, college or university

We will help you get into the right study program and school

Finding the right school and program can be difficult. We are here to help you navigate this process and ensure you have the best chance of being accepted into the program that best fits your talents and aspirations, your educational background, and your current situation.

Here is how we can collaborate:

  • We will discuss your personal circumstances and your career goals;
  • We will find the best program and determine the right level of studies
  • We will contact multiple schools for you, be it a high school, college, or university; and
  • We will help you prepare your application for the school you want to attend.

We have partnerships with several DLI’s across provinces. Even if we are not partnered with the institution of your choice, we will still help you with your application and even prepare all communications for you. For our partner institutions, we will submit your application on your behalf and handle all your communications directly with them.

We will do everything to maximize your chances to get your study permit

With the combined 30 years of experience of our licensed immigration practitioners, we know what to look out for and where the potential pitfalls are. Our team of experienced immigration practitioners will prepare your application carefully and strategically with all the necessary supporting documents to maximize your chances of obtaining your study permit.

Preparation and submission of your study permit application

  1. Our client relation specialists will provide you with a complete list of documents tailored to your specific case
  2. We will guide and assist you with drafting supporting documents such as letters of closeness from family/relatives, letters of support from family in Canada, etc.
  3. We will assist you to organize your financial documents to demonstrate your financial standing in your home country
  4. Our immigration practitioners will prepare your application once you provide us with the required documents and submit it to Immigration Canada on your behalf, and will communicate with Immigration Canada on your behalf and keep you up to date on your application progress.
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We will help you prepare for your arrival in Canada

We will provide detailed instructions on what to expect upon arrival in Canada and how to stay compliant with your study permit.

Our Services in a Nutshell

Here is what we and our licensed immigration practitioners will do for you:

We will discuss your situation to find the best program and DLI for you

We assist with submitting your application with the DLI

We will provide you with a clear list of all documents needed for your study permit application

Our licensed immigration practitioners will submit your completed study permit application to Canada Immigration

We will explain how to provide your biometric data

We will keep in touch with Canada Immigration on your behalf and provide you with guidance on the next steps once your application has been processed

We will provide you with detailed instructions as to what to expect upon arrival in Canada and how to stay compliant with your study permit

We can also provide you with accommodation referrals if needed

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of English do I need to be accepted at the school?

Depending on the level of studies you intend to pursue and the school requirements, different proficiency levels are required. We can further discuss with you your circumstances and come up with a plan that best fits your goals. 

Is it a problem for my study permit application when I do not have enough money to pay my tuition and living expenses but my family will support me?

You must prove that you have enough funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses. These funds can also come from your family. Which exact documents you should submit to prove that you have the funds available depends on your situation or on your family’s financial circumstances. As part of our services, we will go through all this with you. We will discuss your financial situation with you in detail. Together we will come up with a financial plan that meets the financial requirements for your study permit  application.

How do you stay up to date with the latest changes in immigration regulations and policies?

We have licensed immigration practitioners on staff. To maintain their license, they are  required to continuously attend various seminars. As a result, we can tap into their continuous professional development and networks. Also, we follow the latest industry news and trends on various platforms. As a team, we discuss any changes that may affect our clients. This is how we keep the whole team up to date with the latest immigration regulations and policies.

I applied for a visitor visa to Canada several years back but my application was refused. What does that mean for my application for a study permit?

If you were refused a Canadian visitor visa before, it doesn't mean your study permit will be automatically refused. Each application is assessed based on the information provided at the time. We will review your previous application and assess your current situation to come up with the best plan for your successful study permit application.

Additional Services for International Students

You applied for a study permit and your application has been refused
  • We can ask the immigration officer handling your case to disclose their notes about your previous application to find out why it was refused.
  • We will discuss if reapplying is a valid option for you, and our licensed immigration practitioners can help you prepare and submit a new application
You want to continue to study in Canada, but your study permit is about to expire
  • Our licensed immigration practitioners can help you with your application to extend your study permit or consider other options, such as changing your status in Canada
Your situation or your family member's situation has changed, and you are looking for alternative status application options
  • We can help you to apply to restore your status if your status has expired 
  • We can help you with your change of condition application 
You finished your studies, and you want to stay in Canada to work
  • We can prepare and submit your application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
Your spouse came with you to Canada and wants to work
  • We can help your spouse apply for an open work permit
You want your minor children to come to Canada with you
  • We can help you to apply for your children’s Visitor Visa or Study Permit
You want to become a permanent resident of Canada
  • We can assess whether you qualify for permanent residency and help you file an application if you do.

Hear it from others

…I couldn't be happier with the level of service and support that I received…(from Aportunita). One area where they really stood out was in helping me to develop a solid financial plan …. (They) took the time to understand my specific needs and goals, and provided me with clear guidance on what documentation I needed to provide…. My application was approved without any issues, and I am now able to pursue my studies in Canada with peace of mind.

Matheos Gumeni

I cannot express enough gratitude for the employees of Aportunita who helped me with my study permit in Canada. When I encountered a problem at the border with the officer, their employees stayed late into the night just to help me get through. Their dedication and willingness to go above and beyond left a lasting impression on me... they provided me with invaluable support in a moment of need. I highly recommend them to anyone …, knowing that they will receive the best care and attention.

Aris Skuqej

As a student, I had a lot of questions about the process of obtaining a study permit and navigating the Canadian immigration system. Apportunita was always there to answer my questions, provide guidance, and offer support. Their team went above and beyond to make sure that I had everything I needed to make a successful transition to live in Canada. Their team is fantastic, and they truly care about helping their client achieve their goals. If you’re looking for an immigration service that you can trust, look no further than Apportunita!

Tomi Xhelili

I was introduced to this Immigration Office by my sister who trusted in their professionalism and obtained a study permit to study in Canada without any issues. ... At the time I applied for a Study Permit my application was refused. At first I was upset that my application was declined because the quality of my file and the work that Aportunita Staff put into it was incredible, but they were really nice and close to me and helped me to not give up and make the decision to apply again...We tried one more time and this time we also tried a ‘Reconsideration Motion’ that resulted in a successful attempt to make my dream come true and helped me obtain Study Permit in Canada. I had an excellent experience and I must say that they have given exceptional service… My experience with Gary Kalaci’s office was perhaps one of my easiest and flawless experiences with Immigration and I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a immigration solution office that they will get definite results by choosing them. Definitely I give them 5 Stars Rating! Thank you Gary and everyone in the Staff!

Samuel Vata

….(Aportunita) helped me and my brother with the study permit. The entire process of immigrating to a new country can be daunting and overwhelming, but the Aportunita  team made it much easier for us. Their attention to detail and expertise in navigating the various requirements of the Canadian immigration system gave us the confidence we needed to successfully secure our visas… Thanks to their expertise and dedication, my brother and I are now studying  in Canada and building our new lives here. 

Klodiana Vata

…Studying marketing was my dream and (Aportunita) helped me find the best marketing program in one of the greatest colleges in Toronto. The whole process went super-fast and my application was accepted in a record time. Working with Aportunita was the best decision I have ever made. Coming from such a pleasant experience, words are not enough how much I recommend Aportunita to everyone who is thinking of coming in Canada. Thank you so much Aportunita! Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to make my dream of studying in Canada true.

Marinela Satka

…By explaining how to proceed with the paperwork and how to get ready for school procedures, the advisors from Aportunita Company gave me the right guidance. In addition, they shared with me certain guidelines for living in Canada and things students should be aware of. And now they are advising me on how I should proceed with my work visa application paperwork. …The company, …assisted me with documentation and advice on how to (succeed) in school and in life here in Canada, which are necessary for an international student who arrives in Canada for the first time and has challenges on a daily basis.

Brunildo Hoti

Aportunita team led me on the right paths in my first steps of study permit application process to Canada. I had many challenges during the process as I was previously refused, but they made it very easy for me. They find solutions by adding additional documents to strengthen my application. The thing that makes them unique is their experience and professionalism to direct you in the right steps and be clear about everything you need to know before and after you have been approved.

Megi Isufi

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LMIA is a document issued by the Canadian government to assess the impact that hiring a foreign worker would have on the Canadian labor market.
In Canada, a DLI is a school that has been approved by the provincial or territorial government to welcome international students.
Change of condition application means that you may need to move from one temporary status in Canada to another to avoid losing your status.
Living common-law means that you are living in a conjugal relationship with a person who is not your married spouse. This person has to have been living with you in a conjugal relationship for at least 12 continuous months.
IRCC stands for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Diploma (2 to 3 years): high school diploma. Certificate (1 to 2 years): high school + other requirements depending on the program. Professional degree (3 years): high school + other requirements depending on the program. Applied bachelor's degrees (3-4 years): high school + other requirements depending on the program.
To be compliant means that you will need to fulfill your conditions as a full-time international student and follow any additional conditions that may be applicable to you.
For Canadian immigration, you have to provide language test results from an authorized organization. There are two current authorized test providers in English, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services.
A transition plan describes the activities you are agreeing to undertake to recruit, retain and train Canadians and permanent residents and to reduce your reliance on the Temporary Foreign Worker Permit.
If your temporary status in Canada (e.g. your study permit) has expired and you did not apply for an extension before the expiry date, you must apply to restore your status within 90 days of the expiry date if you want to stay in Canada. This process is known as restoration of status.
A multiple entry visa will let you travel to Canada for six months at a time as many times as you want