STUDY VISA FOR CANADA
STUDY VISA FOR CANADA
What is Canadian
was introduced in the year 2018 which replaced the SPP process. SDS stands for
STUDENT DIRECT STREAM, is an expedited study visa processing program which is
meant for those student who wants to study in a Designated Learning institute
in Canada. Hence all those students residing in India can apply under this SDS
program. If all the requirements are met by a student, the IRCC processes most
SDS applications in 20 calendar days. All SDS applications are only
factors for SDS
The applicant/student must include
the following documents to be eligible for SDS processing:
of a valid language test result, completed within 2 years of the date
the SDS application was received, showing either of the following:
- an International
English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in
each language skill: listening, reading, writing and speaking
- a Test d’Evaluation de
Français (TEF) score,
equivalent to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least
7 for each ability: at least 310 for speaking, 249 for listening, 207 for
reading and 310 for writing
a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000 or more from any bank insured by the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) or any bank listed on the IRCC SDS web page
The GIC must meet the following
- When the GIC has
been purchased, the bank provides a letter of attestation, the GIC
certificate, the Investment Directions Confirmation or the Investment
Balance Confirmation to the applicant/student.
- The bank holds
the funds in an investment account or a student account that is
inaccessible till the student finally arrives in Canada.
- Upon entry to
Canada, the bank must validate the client’s identity before releasing funds
to the permit holder.
- The applicant receives an initial disbursement upon identifying themselves, and the remaining funds are disbursed in monthly or bimonthly instalments over a period of 10 to 12 months.
full payment of tuition for the applicant’s first year of study
This may be in the form of the
- a receipt from
- an official
letter from the DLI confirming payment of tuition fees
- a receipt from a
bank showing that tuition fees have been paid to the DLI
- proof that the
tuition fee amount has been transferred into a repository account at the
DLI to be applied to the tuition bill at a later date
of acceptance from
a post-secondary DLI
recent secondary or post-secondary educational transcripts
of completion of upfront medical examination from a panel physician for applicants or
e-medicals once done after applying upon receiving request.
- Apart from above
there is a set of forms that need to be filled for the complete processing
of the study visa.
- proof of identity
- A photocopy of the
information and biographic data page of the applicant’s passport.
certificate, if applicable.
- Use of a
representative form duly signed.
- Any additional document asked by the
officer or depending upon the country from where the student is applying.
of Studying in Canada:
Certificates and Diploma
1 to 2 years
Vocational and job oriented programs are mainly technical in nature
Can be chosen after Ser. Secondary education and the best pathway for
a bachelor’s degree. Its completion will be considered as the first 2 years
of a normal bachelor’s degree and with the help of credits, you can later on
enrol in athe 3 yrs of a full time degree.
3 to 4 years
Provinces like Quebec have bachelor's degree of 3 years. Undergraduate
degree which requires successful completion of Sr. secondary education level
education. The duration of most courses last for 4 years.
Bachelor's Honors degree
This will require getting a specific GPA or credits in the initial
years of your bachelor’s program and only then a majors or a specialist
program can be chosen or enrolled into
1 to 2 years
A post bachelor degree qualification which can be a specialisation
program according to your need.
Master's degree (by thesis)
1 to 2 years
Also referred as research masters, the mandatory condition is that it
requires submission of thesis for assessment and for successful course completion
Master's degree (by non-thesis)
1 to 2 years
This is like a regular taught master's degree, not requiring thesis
submission and can be considered as a specialisation in a subject of choice
or a stream for upgrading once knowledge.
Doctorate or PhD
4 to 7 years
Ph.D. is awarded when students complete dissertation and successfully present
and prove their topic of thesis to be accurate as per their findings.
No time limit
Specialised research-oriented programs
Types of institutions
There are different types of qualifications
offered by various institutions of Canada.
Students can apply for undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate, diploma
and degree, professional degrees and doctorate in universities of Canada.
colleges: Programs offered by university colleges include diploma and
university transfer programs.
colleges: Students can get certificate, diploma, associate degree,
undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma in community colleges.
Co-OP Program or Co-operative education
A blend of classroom-based education and
practical work experience making for more structured and pragmatic learning for
the students. These programs are extremely beneficial for those set of students
who like to grab theoretical knowledge and are also interested in testing the
same in real time environment. 50% of the program will include work experience
therefore it is a must that the student must have a valid work permit to pursue
September is considered to be the main
intake in Canada and witnesses’ maximum number of student admissions throughout
the year as this is the best season to be in Canada. You may also be able to get admissions in the
summer intake that starts around April/May or in the month of January, during
the winter season.
Canadian universities focus on providing a holistic experience wherein students get opportunities that improve their learning, career and life.