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Simple 7-Step Enrollment Process

Apply online and have LIA receive your application instantly. The step-by-step process (outlined below) will help you to supply the appropriate information and details required to facilitate the admission process.

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: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp.asp.


To apply to the LIA, please use our Online Application form (click here to access). Please ensure you have all the proper documents.

  • Completed LIA Student Online Application Form (click here to start your application)
  • Scanned image of valid Passport
  • Photocopy of your Academic Transcripts from your last THREE years of studies (Please send a copy of your transcripts in both your official first language and English if applicable).
  • References (Optional)
  • The documents listed above can be uploaded via our Online Application form. If you have trouble loading the documents during the application process, please send them to admissions@lia-edu.ca.


Once your application has been processed by our Admissions Office, you will receive an invoice. When you receive the invoice, please make payment of:

  • Application Fee ($300 CAD)
  • 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 Transfer. Receipts for all payments are sent by email. Contact finance@lia-edu.ca if you have any questions.


LIA will send you a letter of acceptance (by e-mail or express mail) once application fee and tuition deposits are received and you have been formally accepted to the LIA.

Once you’ve received your letter, you will need to schedule a Skype interview with one of our Admissions staff. The Skype interview is designed to get to know you 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 request form and one of our Marketing and Recruitment representatives will be in touch with you within 2 to 3 business days after submission


We will send you an official letter of acceptance to begin applying for a Canadian study permit (*see website for exceptions). Send confirmation to admissions that you have applied.

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


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


Pay tuition fees and other related costs. Confirm accommodation desired, airport pick-up and send flight information. LIA will provide you with a student handbook.

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


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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.