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Canada: Student Direct Stream Study Applications Processed in 20 Days

May 2019, 06
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Study in Canada
Applicants to study in Canada through the Student Direct Stream (S.D.S) will have their Study Permit appeals processed in 20 days below the new service standard launched by authorities of immigration.

The Government of Canada has moved to organize processing for the expedited processing program that aims applicants living in India, China, Philippines or Vietnam who aspire to study in Canada.

New rules announced by IRCC state: As of Apr 30, 2019, S.D.S appeals are being accumulated and processed by the Network which is centralized, and the service standard for S.D.S processing is 20 days.

Study Permit applications should be obtained electronically to suit for processing through Student Direct Stream. The S.D.S was launched in June 2018 to grant accelerated Study Permit processing for foreign students from principal Asian markets.

Candidates must live Canada outside at the time of the appeal, pay their initial year tuition fee at a selected learning institution upfront, buy a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of minimum $10,000, perform an up-front medical test and police certificate (if needed), and satisfy language demands. Applicants must also satisfy all other qualification and admissibility criteria.

Qualification for the Student Direct Stream

The S.D.S is open to candidates residing in India, China, Philippines or Vietnam intending to study in Canada at a post-secondary preferred college.

Applicants need to submit upfront documentation of:

  • Tuition fee payment for the initial year of study at a selected learning institution.
  • Assured Investment Certificate Purchase of $10,000,
  • Fulfillment of an upfront medical test,
  • A qualifying score of minimum 6 in IELTS for English, or Niveaux de compétence Linguistique Canadians score of 7 in TEF for French, or graduation from a Canadian high school.

New central government numbers reveal foreign student contributes $15.5 billion per year to the economy of Canada, supporting approximately 170,000 jobs in the year 2016.

At the close of 2018, there were about 572,415 study permit holders in Canada. University registration has solely grown by 15% between 2017 and 2018, as per the numbers from Universities Canada.

Global students are an essential source of income for schools of Canada, paying significantly greater tuition fees than their counterparts in Canada.

Education in Canada much lower than over the border in the U.S., Canada’s greatest universities are usually seen as a pathway to a world-class education without the dollar expenditure needed south of the border.

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