IRCC, Canada has launched the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program in India on 8th June 2018 to provide more eligible Indian students with the opportunity to study at a Canadian post-secondary institution (Universities and Polytechnics) and for the faster student visa application processing time. SDS (Student Direct Stream) is a student permit facilitation program which will offer faster and simpler visa processing to international students.
In order to be eligible for SDS Canada, students will need to:
No, Visa is not assured for any visa category. The SDS Canada visa category provides a streamlined student visa application process and faster processing times but you must have to fulfil all the requirements for a student visa.
All DLI (designated learning institute) are eligible under SDS Canada Category.
A DLI is an institute approved by a state / provincial / territorial government to train and host international students. If you plan to apply for Student Visa under SDS, make sure your college is on this list:http://bit.ly/2HMgN42
Not all DLIs make you eligible for the Post-Graduation Permit Program. The last column of DLI List is the “Offers PGWP-eligible programs”. If you want Post-graduation permit after Study, Choose the institute with YES in “Offers PGWP-eligible programs” column. you need to meet all other criteria to get a post-graduation permit.
YES. You can apply for your Student Visa under the SDS program. If however, Department find you are not eligible for the SDS program then they will process your application under the regular Student Visa requirements.
As per the requirements for the SDS program, TOEFL/PTE scores are not accepted as an eligibility criteria.
For SDS Student visa applications, the processing time will be 45 days or less. Processing time of Regular student visa application is 60 days.
Under SDS, one of the requirement is paying one year fees upfront. However, you can apply through the regular Student Visa application by paying less than 1-year fees.
We strongly advise that you submit your student visa application at least 3 months ahead of your intended date of travel to Canada. Student visa Applications under SDS received after 1 April for May entry, after 1 August for September entry, and after 1 December for January entry may not be processed in time for the start of the course and may be refused.
Yes. You can still apply for a Student Visa and will it be processed within the current 60 day service standard.
YES. Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to apply for your Student Visa application online to benefit from simpler and efficient processing and communication.
You can apply for your Student Visa here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application.html
According to IRCC guidelines, you will require approximately $10,000 CAD per year to cover your living expenses (Excluding tuition fees). This requirement can be met through the purchase of a participating GIC, and submitting proof of payment. Right now Scotiabank, ICICI Bank Canada, and SBI Canada Bank are the accepted Canadian financial institutions. Please visit their websites to learn more about their services for GIC:
ICICI Bank Canada: http://www.icicibank.ca/personal/newcomers/overview.page
SBI Canada Bank: https://studentgic.sbicanada.com/
IRCC = Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
You will be able to apply directly to the respective bank that issued your Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) for a full refund. You should contact your university / college for a refund of your tuition fees.
Go through below website links for more information on the same: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/student-direct-stream.html and
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