So you’re thinking of studying film in Canada as an international student? Canada is home to a billion dollar TV and Film industry, with much of the action happening in Vancouver.
Whether you’re interested in directing, producing or cinematography, Vancouver is the place to be! Are you thinking about studying film in Canada as an international student? Here is what you need to know to help organize your study plans before the first day of class.
STUDY PERMITS FOR STUDYING FILM IN CANADA
Because InFocus Film School programs are at least 6 months in length, students require a study permit. Study Permits are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
InFocus is on the Designated Learning Institutions list, which means we are authorized to host international students. You must provide proof of your acceptance from InFocus when you apply for your study permit. You will also need to provide a bank statement or proof of loan. This is to show that you are able to support yourself while you are studying film in Canada.
If possible, you should apply for a Study Permit as early as possible. It can take several months to process an application, depending on your home country.
WORKING AFTER GRADUATION
InFocus Film School does not offer post graduate work permit eligible programs. However, students may be eligible for post graduate work permits through a pathway program with a partnering institution. Currently, InFocus offers pathway programs through Capilano University and Yorkville University. With this permit, students can plan ahead to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident.
We recommend you do your research at Immigration and Citizenship Canada or speak to a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). InFocus Film School works with a RCIC that can go over your options with you.
Depending on your country of origin, you also may need a Temporary Resident Visa. You can find out if you need a visa here.
*This is for informational purposes only.
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