Study in Canada: SSW’s
Admissions and Immigration
Service for international

For many years, Canada has remained a top destination of choice for international students looking to study abroad. In 2022 Canada hosted over 800,000 international students, an increase of almost a third in one year.

It’s easy to see why so many foreign students are choosing to study in Canada instead of other popular destinations such as the UK, the US and Australia.

Firstly, tuition fees in Canada are among the lowest in English speaking countries, and students can choose from a range of world-class colleges and Universities offering a quality education at a more affordable price. Canadian degrees are also recognisable worldwide, leading to more international opportunities following graduation.

Perhaps most importantly, coming to Canada as an international student is often seen as a practical first step towards permanent residency. The Canadian immigration system offers a range of post-study work routes which can lead to settlement, making it a popular choice for those looking to relocate from their home country permanently.

On the flipside of this increasing popularity, securing an offer to study at Canada’s top institutions is becoming more challenging. With more international students applying for places on the hottest courses, the admissions process is now more competitive than ever, and the top Universities can afford to be selective.

From the student’s perspective, this means getting your application right the first time is critical. In order to apply for a study permit, you must have successfully obtained a letter of acceptance from a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI).

SSW ‘Study in Canada’ Admissions and Immigration service

Due to increased demand for student immigration support in Canada, Smith Stone Walters is delighted to announce the launch of our new ‘Study in Canada’ admissions and immigration service. This bespoke service is designed specifically for international students looking for support in securing a place on a course at a Canadian institution and subsequently in applying for a Canadian study permit.

Our in-house Global Immigration team have many years of combined experience in this area and can offer impartial advice on both the school application and the immigration application processes.

Our two-stage service provides you with one-to-one support from one of our Canadian immigration experts during every step of the process, from selecting the right school and preparing your course application, right through to submitting your immigration application for yourself and any accompanying dependants.

We start the process with a free 15-minute introductory call, where you can meet your consultant and ask them any questions you may have. We use this session to talk you through the process and general timeline, as well as finding out more about you and the academic programs you are interested in. If you wish to proceed after this initial meeting, we will then move onto Stage 1 and Stage 2 outlined below.

Stage 1: School application assistance

During Stage 1, your SSW consultant will work with you to find a suitable DLI and course of study in Canada that aligns with your interests and long-term career goals. When recommending academic programs, we will consider various factors including the location, cost and length of study as well as ensuring you can meet the eligibility requirements.

Once you have chosen a program, we get to work on preparing your application ready to be submitted to the school. We will help you to identify the documentation you need, prepare your personal statement, and provide guidance on preparing for the admissions interview.

When Stage 1 is complete and you have secured an offer to study in Canada, we can then move onto Stage 2 – the immigration application.

Stage 2: Immigration application assistance

Congratulations! You’ve secured a letter of acceptance from your chosen Canadian DLI. With this important document in hand, now it’s time to apply for your study permit. As a certified immigration practice, SSW is well placed to advise and support applicants through what can seem like a daunting process.

During Stage 2, your consultant will work with you to prepare and submit your study permit application to the Canadian immigration authorities. If you intend to bring your spouse or dependant family members with you to Canada, we can help with their applications too.

If your application is successful, we will continue to support you as you prepare to relocate to Canada and begin your study program. We will provide you with a checklist of everything you need to enter Canada and offer post-arrival support if required.

Our expertise

The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants licenses and regulates the practice of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) in the public interest. At SSW, our Canadian immigration consultants are regulated and licensed by the College, giving you peace of mind when coming to us for advice on your immigration journey.

Find out more

To learn more about our Study in Canada service and our fees, please call our Global Immigration team on 0208 461 6660 or email

We look forward to hearing from you!

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