We are a well-established travel agency, fully regulated by the Government of Kenya and we are certified by ApplyBoard in the placement of students to major colleges and universities in North America. We are your best choice to provide you all the necessary assistance to enable you to study abroad the course of your dreams and within your budget. We can now assist you to get admission to major universities in Canada, the US, and the UK.
Feel free to go through the Universities we can assist you to get enrolled within Canada; to get the best results to follow the following:-
- What will you like to Study?- Input the program you desire to pursue
- Where? School name or location?- Input the province in Canada or Just Canada.
To check all programs and Institutions Click Here.
Why La Mara Tourism Study Program
We have a long experience in Visa applications and general travel arrangements, this gives us an edge. We don’t stop until you have got your student visa which without it your dreams of studying abroad, will just be a mere dream. We provide the following:
◊ Affordable Colleges/ Universities selections and Admissions
◊ Step by step student visa applications
◊ Travel Arrangements/ Consultancy
◊ Necessary documentation support.
◊ Step by Step guide to starting student life in Canada
◊ Accommodation and work assistance while in Canada
We do more than just manage and review your visa application, we prepare you all the way and handle any post-lodgement issues or requests for further processes.
We make sure that you meet all the requirements before we submit your applications, hence the high approval rate that we pride ourselves on.
CANADA STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS:
You will generally need the following for your CANADA Student Visa application:
- Valid Passport
- Attested copies of High School, College, and/ or Degree certificates
- Academic references – 2
- Employer references – 2
- SOP (Statement of Purpose)- or the Personal statement
- Certificates of extracurricular achievements
- An acceptance letter from your education institution (
- Proof of payment – Tuition Deposit
- Proof of financial funds
- Passport size photographs
- English Proficiency/ Not necessary for Kenya students
- Your University will make you aware of additional requirements if any prior to your application
Steps to study abroad in Canada:
Research Your Options:
Before you shortlist the universities, decide what you want to study, where you want to live, overall cost, various opportunities etc.
Shortlist the universities (about 4-10 universities should do) & study programs that meet your requirements and you want to apply for.
Finance your studies:
Ensure that you have the means for your entire period of study in Canada along with accommodation, local travel, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Decide on how you will finance your studies – personal savings, education loans, student scholarships or assistantship. Important payments required first will be the admission fees and the tuition deposit fees.
Apply to university:
Every university has its own admission requirements. We will be able to assist you with the selection of the Universities, complete the applications well before deadlines and send them.
Upon getting your acceptance letters from the universities that you have applied to, choose the university you would like to study at. The next step is to pay a non-refundable deposit to the university to confirm your admission.
Get Student Visa:
Once you get admission confirmation done, you can apply for your student visa. We will assist you to step by step in making sure that your visa launch is a success.
STUDENT VISA AND DEPENDENTS:
A foreign national on a study visa in Canada can bring their spouse and dependent children to Canada. The spouse can also apply for an open work permit. They can work for a Canadian employer for the time the study visa of their partner is valid. However, if the spouse wants to study, they will have to apply for a separate study visa.
Study visa holders can also bring their dependent children to Canada. The children can stay for the duration of the study visa in Canada. Minor children can pursue their school education in the country provided one of their parents can either work or study in Canada. A dependent child should be below the age or 22. Children above 22 years who are not financially independent due to a physical or mental condition are also considered dependents.
How we will assist you to Get your Canadian Student Visa
Preparing to study abroad can be very worrying, especially during these very uncertain times, and the Covid19 pandemic effects. We know you might be worried about which university is affordable, how will you get student visas, how will you start a new life in Canada, etc. But how difficult is it to get your student visa and travel to Canada for your studies? Figuring this out will play a crucial role in starting your journey in realising your dreams.
So, what do you have to do to get your student visa and how difficult is it and how long will it take?
Let’s take you through the main steps for getting your Canadian student visa.
1. Decide on a university to apply to and get your acceptance letter
If you’re still not sure where you want to study in Canada, we will take you through several top universities and the most affordable institutions to decide before you can start your student visa application process. After being accepted at a Canadian university, you’ll get an acceptance letter required for the visa application. La Mara Tourism will guide you closely, step by step in putting together all the necessary requirements for a successful application.
2. Start your application for the Canadian student visa
As soon as you got the acceptance letter from the university, it is time to proceed to the next step: applying for a student visa, which is locally known as a student permit.
The first steps to obtaining your student visa:
- Apply for your Canadian student visa, on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website before you arrive in Canada. Applications in Kenya are done through VAC.
- Provide an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (a university recognized by the Canadian government).
- Deliver proof of sufficient financial resources to support your studies in Canada (tuition fees and living expenses).
- Have no criminal record.
- Submit clinical records that state you are in good health and complete medical examinations if required.
3. Prepare all required documents for the student visa in Canada
- Filled in student permit application form
- The original letter of acceptance from the university
- A valid passport/travel document, which also allows you to return to your home country. If you live in the U.S.A., this is not necessary
- Two recent passport-size photographs, with specifications of name and date of birth on the back
- Proof of financial support during your study program.
- A letter of intent
- If you intend to study in Quebec, you will also need a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec, English and French translations for your document, a statement from the translator and a certified copy of the original documents
- Proof that you paid the study permit fee (150 CAD)
4. Language requirements for the Canadian student visa
Unless you come from an English-speaking country, Canadian universities will require you to submit proof of English language proficiency. Accepted language tests are:
- Cambridge English: Advanced
Proof of your language skills is not included on the list of required documents for a Canadian student visa. But it is a good idea to have some proof of English ability, just in case.
5. Biometrics appointment and interview
Depending on the requirements for your home country, you might have to show up at a Visa Application Centre in your country to have your biometrics taken. The biometric fee is 85 CAD. This fee is in addition to the regular visa fee. Some countries are exempt from the biometrics visit, so it’s likely they won’t need to visit an application center at all.
Useful tip: According to recent visa regulations, if you have a family member working or applying for a work permit in Canada, the application for your study permit will be processed in two weeks. You may renew or extend your study permit if you wish to continue your studies, if your program has an extension or if you change your school.
The study permit expires 90 days after your studies are finished when you receive a notification of the program completion. You can still stay in Canada to travel and explore or apply for a work permit, which allows you to take a full time or part time job, or even be self-employed.
After applying for your Canadian study permit, the processing time for your visa may take up to 90 days but usually takes less. This also depends a lot on the situation in your home country.
Why study in Canada?
1. The cost to study and live here is affordable
Canada is known for having some of the lowest university tuition fees among English-speaking countries. Whatever your budget maybe, you’ll find something just right for you in their diverse range of education options
2.Welcome you to WORK with open arms
Canada right now is looking for about 3M workers by 2022, and this means that work there is ever-present. When you go to Canada to study, you’ll find a welcoming country with a unique cultural setting that embraces diversity.
3. Benefit from a world-class education
Canadian college and university diplomas are recognized around the world. The Canadian educational system encourages cross-disciplinary studies and the development of transferable skills (e.g., critical thinking, teamwork and communications) and uses cutting-edge technology and digital media.
4. Enjoy excellent quality of life
According to QS World University Rankings
, three Canadian cities, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, made the list of the top 50 student cities. The ranking was based on several criteria, including affordability, the diversity of the student population, and employers’ perception of graduates on the job market.
5. You’ll learn with the best and brightest
Canada is recognized worldwide for our outstanding quality of education—from elementary school to post-secondary studies.
6. We’ll set you on the path to a promising future
Canadian college and university students graduate with a strong earning potential. That’s because they position them (and you) for a successful future and rewarding careers. In the last decade alone, Canada created 1.6 million new jobs for graduates.