Studying in America and Canada  

6.4.4 Glossary of Terms

Accompanying dependent: The applicant's spouse and any child of the applicant or spouse. Dependent children are normally less than 19 years of age.

Approved educational institution: A university, college or other educational institution that operates according to the educational standards or practices of the province in which it operates.

Full-time student: This is defined by an approved educational institution or is a person whose course of study is at least six months in duration and involve at least twenty-four hours of instruction per week.

Visitor visa: A document issued by a visa officer and placed in the passport of an authorized visitor to Canada. It is an official way of showing that the person has met the requirements for admission to Canada as a visitor.

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