Acting Lessons for International Students
USA & International Study Permits
Story Institute proudly welcomes actors from all over the world. To study in Canada as an international student check out this informative page on the Government of Canada web site.
Students interested in our acting classes coming up from the US do not need to apply for acting school in advance and your permit can be picked up when you cross the border as long as you have all of the necessary required documents.
- Your Acceptance Letter from Story Institute acting school.
- You must provide evidence you will have enough money to support yourself while you are living here. This may include a notarized letter from your bank our your parents’ bank, your student loan documentation, confirmation of the payments you have made on your acting tuition already, or any other support documentation that will prove your ability to support yourself.
- You must be able to provide evidence you are planning to return to your country once your acting school is complete.
- You will need proof of citizenship (Passport, Birth Certificate, or any similar identification).
- You must provide a Designated Learning Institution number (DLI#).
You may want to contact the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council for support prior to submitting to the Canadian Consulate for processing.
If you provide us with a receipt of costs for using an Immigration Consultant we will re-imburse you up to $500 CAD for these costs.
You will require medical insurance while you are studying acting in Canada. You are advised to arrange this coverage in advance.
If you provide us with a receipt of costs for your medical coverage we will re-imburse you up to $500 CAD for these costs.
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Canadian Government Support Agencies
Government of Canada can help you find a visa application centre. Visa application centres (VACs) accept applications for study permits, work permits, visitor visas (temporary resident visa), and travel documents for permanent residents.
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1A 1J5
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
Public Enquiries Unit, Canada Customs
333 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5R4
Citizenship & Immigration Canada
615 Prospect St. West 1st Floor
Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 7K5
Vancouver is located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada and is classed as a Beta global city.
Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and is acknowledged as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world’s most well-living cities for five consecutive years. Major film production studios in Vancouver and nearby Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centres in North America, earning it the nickname “Hollywood North”.
Story Institute is conveniently located in the heart of the local entertainment industry. This is where most of the productions companies have offices, where most of the training occurs, and where most of the industry lives. Over the past few decades Vancouver has built an incredible infrastructure for the entertainment industry and has become home or a second home to some of the biggest stars in the world. The infamous Gerard at Sutton Place on Burrard street, located just a 10-minute Skytrain ride from the school) is still a friendly watering hole where locals can grab a drink and a bite and mix and mingle with some of the biggest stars in the world. In addition to proximity to the industry and its stars, the school also backs onto Vancouver General Hospital, is surrounded by countless shops, restaurants, and services, and considered one of the most desirable places in the city to work, live, and play.