Students can establish acceptance to a course or program of study by showing officers an original letter of acceptance (or a scanned copy if the applicant is applying through e-Apps) from the DLI that they will be attending.

The following list of items should be included in the letter of acceptance from the DLI submitted by the student at the time of their study permit application:

  • full name, date of birth and mailing address of the student;
  • name of the institution and official contact;
  • DLI number;
  • telephone, fax, website and email information for the institution;
  • type of school or institution (e.g., private or public and, in cases where the institution is publicly funded but not a university,
  • indication as to whether the institution is a post-secondary college, a post-secondary community college or a post-secondary
  • technical college);
  • the field or program of study, level and year of study into which the student was accepted;
  • the estimated duration or date of completion of the course;
  • date on which the selected course of study begins;
  • the last date on which a student may register for a selected course;
  • the academic year of study that the student will be entering;
  • whether the course or program of study is full-time or part-time;
  • the tuition fee;
  • scholarships and other financial aid (if applicable);
  • an expiry date indicating the date until which the letter of acceptance is valid;
  • any conditions related to the acceptance or registration, such as academic prerequisites, completion of a previous degree, proof of
  • language competence, etc.;
  • clear identification of the educational institution, normally confirmed through its letterhead;
  • for study in Quebec, the requirement of a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ); and
  • where applicable, licensing information for private institutions normally confirmed through letterhead.