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Obtaining a Student Visa

To study in Canada, international students require a student visa.

To apply for a student visa, you must:

PLEASE NOTE: It can take up to three to four months to receive a student visa once you receive your Le Cordon Bleu acceptance package.

For complete details on study permits, which visa or study permits you require, and to apply for a visa, visit the Citizen and Immigration Canada website.

Other Useful Links

Below are some useful links to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. These links provide information about study and work permits, visa offices and other important information for international students.

Visa Processing Times

Visa Offices Around the World

Studying in Canada

Study Permit Forms

Working in Canada

Recent changes to the Canadian Student Visa Program now permit international students to work up to 20 hours per week while studying in Canada. Additionally, these students may also work full time in between school terms.

Study permit holders in Canada may gain work experience by working off campus while completing their studies.

As of June 1, 2014, you may qualify to work off campus without a work permit. If you qualify, your study permit will allow you to work up to 20 hours per week:

To qualify, you must:

Read more about the details of the program:

Admissions Checklist

To apply, you must submit the following documentation:

You must achieve a passing grade when completing the Wonderlic test which will be provided to you on receipt of application. Please note that if you have previous culinary experience, you will need to submit a Recognition of Prior Learning Experience Form with your application for review.


Visiting Ottawa?

Lord Elgin / Le Cordon Bleu preferred rate

Value Added Amenities Included in Le Cordon Bleu Preferred Rates:
- Complimentary wireless internet
- Cancel by 4:00 PM on day of arrival with no fee
- Complimentary in-room coffee / tea
- Complimentary use of our newly renovated Fitness Club and Pool
- Free local phone calls

*Some blackout dates apply.

Reservations: reservations@lordelgin.ca , on our website www.lordelgin.ca or over the phone 1-800-267-4298, 613-235-3333.
For groups of 10 rooms or more, please contact us directly to discuss group rates.

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