When do Minor children studying in Canada require a Study Permit
When minor children studying in Canada reach the age of majority (18 or 19) based on the province or territory of studies, they must apply for a study permit to continue studying. Also, minor children travelling alone to Canada for the purpose of studying must also apply for a study permit.
Minor children studying in Canada without Parents
Parents can choose to send their minor children to study in Canada on their own. When minor children are travelling without their parents, the must apply for a study permit and the validity of that study permit is as follows:
minor children in grades 1 to 8 (1 year study permit)
minor children in grades 9 to 12 or post-secondary (length of time of studies + 90 days)