1. Student visas (including selection of universities and the subsequent options for obtaining permanent residence)
Study Abroad - Canada
Opportunities to study abroad are available to students from around the world. Students can apply to Canadian immigration to study at Whistler Adventure School if they are enrolled into one of our full programs. WAS offers the chance to study abroad for one year in Whistler while learning new skills, exploring the mountains and continuing in education.
Canadian Study Visa and Study Permits
All international students requiring a study permit will have to apply through the Canadian immigration website and will need to have a Letter of Acceptance and Work Requirement letter issued by the school. Expect to wait unto 6 weeks for your study visa and study permits to be processed.
International Student Training Courses
International students will be trained on our courses with real world skills. The specialized training uses a 4 weeks course format and WAS provides all the equipment needed on courses.
International Student Registration Details
Current processing times for permitting within Canada are 6-12 weeks approximately but may be longer. For applicants overseas, your Study Permit will be processed at the Canadian Embassy responsible for your country. Applicants who require a Temporary Resident Visa to travel to Canada must request this at the same time as their Study Permit.
Many of our students decide to arrive in Canada earlier than their expected start date to ensure that they are prepared and settled in their new surroundings before beginning their program.
For full details please visit the Canadian Immigration Website
International Student Registration Process
To be eligible to register in a Whistler Adventure School program and receive your study and/or work permit you must meet the following conditions: (Please read the full conditions here)
How to Register:
2. Working visas (including employment and subsequent versions of obtaining permanent residence)
3. Guest visas (including Super Visa, major travel by delegations, groups and academics)
A guest visa is required by those who wish to visit the Canada, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and some countries of Europe. A guest visa entry permit allows a person to enter the country and has a validity of 60 days from the date of issue. If the person fails to enter into the country within this period, a new guest visa application has to be submitted upon entry into the country. There are three types of guest visa available:
Guest visa holders should exit the country before or on the expiry date of their visa to avoid incurring an overstay penalty. The penalty is applicable for each day the person overstays in the country.
Upon exiting the visiting country the visitor should stay thirty (30) days outside the country before re-applying for a new guest visa.