The Student Direct Stream, or SDS, is a new programme meant to make the process of applying for a study visa in Canada for some international students faster and more efficient.
Residents of Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vietnam are being served by the SDS programme.
Eligibility requirements for Canada’s Student Direct Stream
To submit an application for a Canadian study permit through the SDS program, prospective student applicants must:
- provide a copy of a letter of acceptance from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution;
- present a confirmation document for the applicant’s upfront medical exam;
- prove that they have obtained a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000
- prove that tuition fees for the first year of study are paid; and
- show proof that they either completed studies at a Canadian curriculum high school or show proof of a language test results demonstrating an IELTS score of 6 in English or NCLC 7 for French.
- submit the application at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).