Get a Study Permit faster

Get a Study Permit faster

Get your study permit faster through the Student Direct Stream faster

Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Students applying to universities and colleges in Canada can now expect faster visa processing through the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program launched by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, if you are from the following countries:
China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, The Philippines, Senegal and Vietnam.

SDS allows students from India to avail their visa in 4-6 weeks. When a student who meets the eligibility criteria applies via SDS, most applications are processed within 20 calendar day.

The requirement to eligible under SDS category

  • Letter of Admission from a post-secondary designated learning institution
  • have proof you have paid your tuition for your first year of study
  • Mandatory Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000
  • have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (If your admission letter is from QUEBEC)
  • pre - medical exam (if you need one)
  • PCC (if you need one)
  • English proficiency test (A score not less than 6 in any module)

What Is a Guaranteed Investment Certificate?

A guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) is a deposit investment sold by Canadian banks and trust companies. they provide a low risk fixed rate of return and are insured, to a degree, by the Canadian government.

  • Once the GIC has been purchased, the bank provides the GIC certificate which is having details for the Investment Balance Confirmation to the applicant.
  • The bank holds the funds in an investment or a student account. Fund is accessible once the student arrives in Canada.
  • Student receives an initial disbursement, and the remaining funds are disbursed in monthly or bimonthly installments over a period of 10 to 12 month to use for the monthly settlement expense.

Introduction of Medical Exam

The student may need to get a medical exam for the candidate who traveled from certain countries or territories for 6 or more months in the year before come to Canada. Medical exam is mandatory if the candidate who want to study and work in the specific field (The health, primary or secondary education, child or elder care)

Police clearance certificate

Police certificate is a statement that the person doesn’t have a criminal record. If the person have one, a copy of your criminal record. It helps to confirm that applicant is not inadmissible to Canada.

When the candidate applies to become a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen, you and your family members must include a police certificate. When you apply as a visitor, student or temporary worker.

Police certificates are different in each country and territory and they called as

  • police clearance certificates
  • good conduct certificates
  • judicial record extracts or
  • other names