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Application Process

Once you are admitted to a program, a few steps remain to do:

 1.  RECEIVE A LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE

If you are accepted into the program, a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) will be sent to you electronically.

 2.  CONFIRM YOUR ACCEPTANCE AND PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

Confirm your Letter of Acceptance (LoA) by paying the deposit. Payment deadline dates are noted on the LoA.
The deposit fee is indicated on your LoA under the “Payment Schedule” section.

 3.  OBTAIN A STUDY PERMIT

If required, apply for a Study Permit at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate. Check with Citizenship & Immigration Canada to find the office closest to you and for the application process and requirements. You may also be required to also get an entry visa to Canada.
If your program has an optional or mandatory work placement component, you should  apply for a “Coop Work Permit” at the same time as you apply for a study permit.

 4.   ARRANGE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS 

Next step is to book your flight (direct to Thunder Bay), find accommodations and request the “Safe Arrivals” service from the IEC (if required) Inform the IEC of your arrival date, so that health insurance can be put in place from the first day of your arrival in Canada.
We also encourage you to visit Immigration Northwestern Ontario to learn more about living, learning and working in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Canada.