How COVID-19 is affecting applications to visit, work or study in Canada If you meet the criteria for the travel exemptions, there are changes to the application process. × Dismiss alert Can I Change my Visitor Visa to Study Permit in Canada? In this article I would like to tell you about who, under what circumstances and where can I apply for the change of status from “Visitor” into “Study Permit” or “Work Permit” without leaving Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgQXXg297UE Study Permit Holder’s Benefits 1. Spouse can apply a Spouse Work Permit , and later on your you will be eligible to apply post-graduation work permit for for 3 years. 2.. Your Children can attend public schools for free (primary and secondary schools) 3. Free Health Care for study permit holders. Same benefit as Canadian citizens, such as in BC, AB, and SK. In Ontario and Manitoba provide free medical insurance to the entire family of applicants who is holding a spouse work permit. 4.. If you have lived in Canada for more than 18 months with a school or work permit, if your children is under 18 years of age, you can receive Canada child benefit Previous Next FAQ’s Changing Visitor Visa to Study Permit Why you should apply Study Permit Inside Canada? Overseas Canadian visa offices/High Commissioner tend not to grant applicants who are over 25 years old, this makes Study Permit application outside of Canada it’s almost impossible for some people. In addition, certain overseas visa offices required applicants to submit IELTS with minimum 6 on each band and required you to prepaid one year tuition in advance in order to be eligible for SDS program.