A study permit allows a foreign student to study in Canada, while a
temporary resident visa (TRV) allows a person to enter Canada. Depending on the country
of citizenship, a foreign student may be required to obtain a visa to enter Canada.
Foreign nationals from certain countries or territories must also obtain a
temporary resident visa (TRV) to enter Canada. In the case of overseas applications, if the
application for a study permit is approved, a TRV will automatically be issued. There is no separate fee
or application for the TRV.
The same procedure applies to overseas applications by visa-exempt foreign nationals, who will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization
(ETA) before entering Canada by air.