International Students: How To Apply

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Announcement 

On January 22, 2024, the IRCC announced temporary changes to the international student policies. Following the announcement, we have paused the receipt of applications and the processing of Letters of Acceptance (LOAs) for our Toronto and Brampton campuses as we await further direction from the Government of Ontario. We will continue to process applications for the Main (Sault Ste. Marie) Campus. Students eligible for admission to the Main Campus will receive a conditional LOA that will reference the requirement for an attestation letter. We will provide information on attestation letters as it becomes available.

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Sault College is a part of the Citizenship & Immigration Canada International Student Program and is a Designated Learning Institution. Sault Ste. Marie Campus: DLI # O19395677683, Toronto Campus: DLI# O146028559284, Brampton Campus: DLI# O264224031432.

Within the OCAS application portal, you can:

  • Create a new application - 1 program choice per applicant
  • Manage status updates/requests from our college.
  • Receive offer notifications and download Letters of Acceptance.
  • Receive confirmation of payment from our college.
  • Notify the college upon receipt of visa/study permit.

If you are a current agent, please login to your   OCAS Agent portal  to assist your applicants.

Before you begin

  • Application fee is required, payable by credit card to the equivalent of $100 CAD in your local currency.
  • You will need scanned copies of all educational documents, including passport, English proficiency test results (at a minimum you will need proof of registration for English test), transcripts, backlog certificates and completion documents for all education. No CV or portfolio is required for any program unless a gap of 5-10 years exists between completion of education and application to Sault College.
  • Document size should not exceed 50MB

Apply Now

Sault College will continue to process applications until programs are full. We encourage you to visit our application portal for availability details. Typically, our application cycle uses the following timeline:

Fall starts: Application opens November

Winter starts: Application opens June

Spring starts: Application opens October

It can take anywhere from 3-9 months for a study permit to be processed by   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Send in your application as soon as you receive your Sault College Letter of Acceptance.

Sault College is a part of the Citizenship & Immigration Canada International Student Program and is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI # O19395677683).