To study in Canada, a study permit or a temporary resident visa is required. Before applying for a study permit, student must have been accepted at a recognized school, university or college in Canada. In most cases, you must obtain a study permit if you want to study in Canada.
Student Direct Stream (SDS)
Previously it was SPP (Student Partnership Program), now it has been recently updated and now it is SDS (Student Direct Stream) it is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). SDS is created in order to speed up visa processing and to reduce the number of documents needed to assess visa/Study Permit applications for a certain category of students admitted to select Colleges / Universities. All Public Colleges & Universities will fall under this Category.
Student Direct Stream process is open to Indian nationals only.
Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)
According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada guidelines, you will require $10,000 CAD per year, not including tuition fees, to cover your living expenses. This requirement is fulfilled through the purchase of a participating GIC, and evidence that you have paid your tuition.
We have ICICI, Scotia Bank, HSBC & other Canadian financial institutions participating in this program.
Once the student Student’s GIC has been opened, you may transfer the funds to your account in Canada
by using any bank in India in which you hold your account. Apply for the Scotia bank Student GIC Program, once your Scotia bank Student GIC has been opened, you may transfer funds to your account in Canada by using any bank in India in which you hold your account.
Applications will not be accepted by VFS under the Student Partner Program without a copy of the formal GIC document issued by Scotia Bank. No wire transfers or bank remittances will be accepted as a proof of purchase of a GIC.
Both Online and Offline
Visa Fee: 235 CAD
Spring Intake: 1st Dec
Summer Intake: 1st April
Fall Intake: 1st Aug
Applications that are received after these dates will not normally be processed in time for the start of classes and may be refused.
Below 2 types of Visa categories under Canada study visa:
- SDS (Student Direct Stream) Category
- General category