Minor children studying in Canada

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July 19, 2018
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Minor children studying in Canada

minor children studying in Canada

minor children studying in Canada

Did you know that some minor children studying in Canada do not need a study permit? These cases include the following:

  • minor children studying in Canada at kindergarten
  • minor children studying in Canada who are refugees or refugee claimants
  • minor children studying in Canada whose parents are refugees or refugee claimants
  • minor children studying in Canada who are already in Canada and
    • their parents are allowed to work or study in Canada and
    • will attend pre-school, primary or secondary school.

Minor Child and the Age of Majority

The age of majority in Canada is when a person becomes an adult. Therefore, anyone under the age of majority is considered a minor child.

Each province and territory in Canada, decides the age when an individual is regarded as an adult.

Eighteen is the age of majority for the following provinces:
  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec and
  • Saskatchewan
Nineteen is the age of majority for the following provinces and territories:
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut and
  • Yukon

 

Take FREE Assessment to start the process of studying in Canada.

 

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)

 

Take FREE Assessment to send your minor children to study in Canada and apply for a study permit if necessary.

 

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