Applicants must provide the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #) for their school of choice. The DLI number is the number that begins with the letter “O” on the study permit application form. For a list of DLIs by province, click here.
In certain cases, students may be exempt from providing a letter from a DLI, or from providing a DLI number in their application. These cases may include, but are not limited to:
Sometimes, institutions may lose their designated status. Depending on when the status is lost, the international student may be affected.
Below is a list of Canada’s Designated Learning Institutions. Select the province/territory in which your institution is located to view a complete list of Designated Learning Institutions in the province/territory.