Student Direct Stream (SDS)

  • Students applying for

    Canada Study Visa

    under

    SDS

    category must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • They should have admission to a full-time program in a publicly-funded post-secondary institution such as universities, colleges, institutes or CEGEP.

  • They should have an IELTS score with a minimum band of 6 for each ability (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) taken within the past two years.

  • They have to purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) (from Scotiabank) of CAD $10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada.

  • They have to show proof of payment of the tuition fee for one (1) year.

  • They have to undergo medical examination at least one week before submission of the application.

  • Advantages of Applying for

    Canada Study Visa

    Under

    SDS

    Category

  • Less financial documentation is required in visa file.

  • Faster visa processing.

  • Citizens of India who wish to apply for

    Canada Study Visa

    under

    SDS

    category can choose any private college, public college or university that has a DLI number. A Designated Learning Institution (DLI) is an institute approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students.

  • There are in total 1379 DLI institutes in Canada in different provinces and a detailed list can be obtained from the Canadian immigration website.

  • To apply for a study permit and then later for post study work permit a student will need to have a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).

 

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