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How to apply


Before you apply please ensure you have all the necessary documents. Upload the following documents to our online application form:

  • Complete an online application form (click here to start your application)
  • Submit scanned image of valid Passport
  • Submit scanned image of student academic records from last two (2) to three (3) years of studies. Please send a copy of your transcripts in both your official first language and English if applicable.
  • References Optional
  • If you have trouble loading the documents during the application process, please send them directly to admissions@lia-edu.ca

Within 24 to 48 hours you will receive a conditional letter of acceptance. You will then need to schedule a Skype interview with one of our Admissions staff. The Skype interview is designed to get to know you better, as well as assess your English skills prior to your arrival. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding our school and/or academic programs!

Fill out our Skype request form and one of our Marketing and Recruitment representatives will be in touch with you within 2 business days after submission.


Once your application has been processed by our Admissions Office, you will receive an invoice from finance@lia-edu.ca. When you receive the invoice, please make payment of:

  • Application Fee ($300 CAD)
  • Custodianship Fee ($600 CAD) Only if applicant is 18 and under
  • Tuition Deposit ($5,000 CAD). Please note: If study permit is denied, tuition deposit will be refunded, minus the bank transfer fee.

Payment can be made via Flywire or Bank Wire Transfer. Receipts for all payments are sent by email. Contact finance@lia-edu.ca if you have any questions.


Once the application fee and tuition deposit has been received, LIA Admissions will send you an official letter of acceptance, signed by our Principal, from admissions@lia-edu.ca (or by express mail if requested).

Now you can apply for your Canadian Study Permit!


To apply for your Canadian Study Permit, please visit the Government of Canada website to find out how you can apply directly online.

Once you have submitted your documents for a study permit, please send a confirmation email to admissions@lia-edu.ca

Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/study/study.asp for more information.


Inform LIA as soon as your study permit authorization is confirmed.


Congratulations! You have your study permit and are now that much closer to arriving in Canada! LIA will now provide you with a pre-arrival handbook, and confirm your accommodation requests, along with setting up your arrival date and airport pick up.

At least one week before your arrival you must send all remaining payments including tuition and boarding fees.

Note: All flight information must be received at least one week in advance in order to allow time to arrange airport pickup and accommodation.


Arrive in Canada, start school and achieve your educational goals!

Please Note: London International Academy accepts applications all year round with four specific admission periods. International students are advised to apply as early as possible, since obtaining a study permit at the nearest Canadian Embassy or Canadian Consulate may take an extended period of time.

For more information on the length of processing a study permit please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html

Ready to come to Canada to achieve your goals?

Frequently asked questions

Our students and prospective students may have several questions about the process of applying to study in Canada. Below are a few common questions and answers regarding Study Permits. Please contact the Admissions Office should you have additional questions.
During my stay in Canada, can I leave the country and re-enter?

If you want to leave Canada and re-enter the country, you must possess a valid passport and valid visa. You also need to have a valid study permit if you are returning to Canada to study.

What services does LIA provide for Study Permit extension?

LIA provides monthly workshops to help students gain more knowledge on how to apply for their study permit extension on the canada.ca website. Students are notified at least a week in advance prior to the workshop during Homeroom and notices are posted throughout the school.

What happens if my Study Permit expires?

If you wish to stay in Canada after your status has expired, you may apply for restoation of status within 90 days following your loss of status. If not, you have to leave Canada. It is illegal to remain in Canada beyond the validity of your status in Canada.

How do I renew or apply for a study permit?

As an international student, you should apply at least 30 days before the expiry date of your current status. If you are applying for your first study permit to attend a post-secondary institution, you must obtain a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution. Once you have that acceptance letter, you can complete and submit an application to get a study permit from inside Canada.