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How to Get a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)| Canada Study Permit

The Canadian government has announced a two-year temporary cap on new international students study permit to stabilize the number of international students’ studying in Canada. IRCC allocates study permit quotas to provinces based on their population, and each province and territory then allocates these quotas to its universities and colleges. To implement this measure, as of January 22, 2024, all applicants submitting study permit applications to IRCC must also provide a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) received from the province or territory where they plan to study, exemptions may apply to some applicants.

Applicants who have successfully completed in excess of four weeks of ESL (a prerequisite program) at our partner institution Create Career College (CCC) and subsequently apply for a study permit within Canada may be entitled to certain exemptions.

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You may want to read:
Canada to Implement a 2-year Cap on New International Student Permit

For detail on how to apply for a program and enroll 2024. Please refer Canada Study Permits New Update 2024: Change You Must Know About Provincial Attestation Letter.

 

How to Obtain a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)?

Provinces or territories are currently establishing a procedure for issuing Provincial Attestation Letters to students. It is expected that the PAL procedures will be established by March 31, 2024.

TWAimmigration will update once provinces or territories have announced the procedure for applying for a PAL

If you encounter any problems regarding your Study Permit application, feel free to contact us.

 

Provincial or Territorial Letter PAL Exemptions

On February 2, 2024, the Canadian Federal Government updated PAL exemption conditions on its website. 

Canada Study Permit| What is a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)? | Exemption Condition
Source: The Government of Canada

Study permit applicants do not need a PAL if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • are applying to study in a preschool, primary school or secondary school (up to grade 12)
  • are applying to study in a master’s degree or doctoral degree program or
  • are in Canada and one of the following situations applies to you:
    • are applying for a study permit extension.
    • have a work permit.
    • are a temporary resident who is a visiting or exchange student studying at a designated learning institution (DLI).
    • are a temporary resident who has completed a course or program of study that is a prerequisite to you enrolling at a DLI.
    • are under a removal order, but can’t be removed from Canada at this time.
    • have a temporary resident permit valid for at least 6 months.
    • are the family member of a foreign national who lives in Canada and is one of the following:
      • a study permit holder
      • a work permit holder
      • a temporary resident permit holder with a permit that’s valid for at least 6 months
      • a member of armed forces in another country under the Visiting Forces Act
      • an accredited foreign government representative
      • a participant in certain sports activities or events
      • a worker in Canada who is a member of a foreign news company
      • a religious worker

For more details about the PAL exemptions, please visit the Government of Canada.

If you encounter any problems regarding your Study Permit application, feel free to contact us.

If you are interested in applying for a Diploma or Certificate Program in a DLI in Vancouver, you may visit our partner institution Create Career College CCC’s website.

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