加拿大中小学留学政策及监护人 - 飞出国
对当前已经在加拿大的未成年子女，有些情况下不需要申请 study permit，这个飞出国后面的帖子介绍。
未成年子女在加拿大如果没有父母陪同的需要找年满19周岁的加拿大公民或永居居民做监护人（custodian in Canada）。
Studying in Canada as a minor
What a minor child needs to do to study in Canada if they’re not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
What about minors studying alone?
Minors studying in Canada should hold a valid study permit and be in the care of a custodian. Normally, they should have applied for a study permit before coming to Canada.
Who is a minor child
Each province and territory decides the age when a person becomes an adult. This is known as the age of majority. A person under the age of majority is a “minor child”.
Province or territory Age of majority Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan 18 British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Yukon 19
Caring for a minor child in Canada
The parents or legal guardians must prove the minor child will have the care and support they need during their stay in Canada. Minor children under the age of 17 must either:
- come with their parent or legal guardian or
- have a custodian in Canada
A custodian is a responsible adult, who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, who will take care of and support the minor child. A custodian is optional for minors 17 years of age and older, but an officer can request one on a case-by-case basis.
How to appoint a custodian
To appoint a custodian, send us the Custodianship Declaration form (PDF, 1.02 MB) along with the minor child’s study permit application.
The two pages of the form look similar, but:
- the first page needs to be signed by the custodian and notarized (certified by a lawyer or notary) in Canada
- the second page needs to be signed by the parents or legal guardians of the minor child and notarized in their home country
Minor children before entering Canada
Minor children who want to study for six months or more must apply for a study permit before they enter Canada. This includes minor children who come with parents who had a study or work permit approved overseas.
You do not need a study permit for a program of six months or less , but you may still apply for one before entering Canada.
If you are coming to Canada with parents who have a valid study or work permit, you don’t need to provide a letter of acceptance from a school when you apply for a study permit.