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Canada Student Loans



  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person.
    For more information, visit this website.
  • Be a full-time student.
    • Regular Semester (Fall and Winter Semesters) - 60% of a 100% course load (9 of a possible 15 credits)
    • Condensed Semester (Spring) - 6 credits minimum

How to Apply

Visit your province of residence’s homepage:

Alberta Ontario New Brunswick
British Columbia Newfoundland and Labrador  Quebec
Saskatchewan Prince Edward Island Yukon
Manitoba Nova Scotia Northwest Territories



Keep This Information Handy as You Apply:

Apply online through your province of residence! 

  • Institutional Code – BPSV
  • Period of Study Dates
    • For example:
      • Full Year - September 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022
      • Fall Semester only – September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
      • Winter Semester only – January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Other Information

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Living expenses estimate
  • Most recent income tax information - line 150 of tax return
  • Resources (scholarship amounts, savings, etc)

Important Notes

  • Keep documentation and receipts marked and readily avaliable. If you are ever selected for an audit, these documents will come in handy.Keep documentation and receipts marked and readily available -- even after you graduate or finish school. If you are ever selected for an audit, these documents will come in handy.

Maintaining Interest-Free Status

If you have a previous student loan and not requiring additional student loans for the upcoming year, it is your responsibility to ensure that you fill out the necessary documentation that states you are still a full-time student. If you neglect to do so, you will be required to start repaying your loans.