The Designated Learning Institution is a school that admits mainly international students.
Therefore, a letter of acceptance from a DLI is an essential letter in order for one to obtain a study permit in Canada.
All the primary and secondary schools in Canada are Designated Learning Institutions. The Post-secondary schools must first and foremost receive permission from the provincial government to accept any international student.
If you ever desire to come to Canada to study at the post-secondary level, you must make sure that your school and the program you desire to study are on the Canadian DLIs for easy access and for it to go through.
How to become an International student
Becoming an international student in Canada requires a two-step process.
First and foremost, you need to become accepted into any Canadian school or any designated learning institution in the province.
Once you have gotten a letter of acceptance, you can apply for a study permit from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
If you are issued a study permit, it is based on this acceptance into the Canadian school. However, suppose you are studying at any post-secondary level.
In that case, you can change your school, program, the field of study, or even the level of study without applying for a new study permit.
Immediately you are accepted into any program you desire to transfer into; you just need to notify the IRCC if you have changed the school already for better documentation.
Designated Learning Institution Number
The post-secondary school that admits any international student must have a unique DLI number.
The number can be found on the study permit application form, which has been given to the students. This is the number that begins with the alphabet letter “O.”
Primary and Secondary Schools are DLIs
In most of the provinces, the schools offer education from Grade One up to Grade Twelve.
When students graduate from secondary school, they receive their high school diploma certificates.
The dependent minor children do not necessarily need any study permit to study.
If anyone has any little children and is migrating to Canada either on a work or study permit, they will be eligible to attend their schools. There will be no need to apply for any separate study permit.
Peradventure, an international student, decides to change the programs he is currently taking within the same designated learning institution (DLI).
There will be no requirement to change their study permit or contact IRCC for any update on the required changes.
Suppose any international student chooses to change to the institutions within the same level of the study.
They will not be required to obtain a new study permit from the agency, but they will be required to contact the proper authority, the IRCC, and notify them of the change to the new institutions.
The student must also ensure that the new institution he is changing to is a designated learning institution (DLI) since the non-DLI schools are not eligible to host the international students for any kind of study.
The Designated Learning Institutions focus more on primary and Secondary Schools, making it much easier for the students and even the guardian.
However, if such an opportunity comes, do well to make do with it and enjoy the benefits attached.
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