Canada Study Visa
Before you apply for a student visa to Canada, also called Canada Study Permit, you need an acceptance letter from a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students, also called Designated Learning Institution (DLI). This is especially helpful for an international student like you to ensure that you get into an accredited institution and not some phony school that sells worthless college diplomas and transcripts. While we are on this topic, check out this CBS News article about the billion dollar fake diploma industry. Getting back to the topic, you will be required to mention the DLI number of the school in your study permit application form. Check http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-institutions-list.asp to find out if your school is listed as a DLI.