The government in Canada has a plan to provide more opportunities to eligible global students to study in its post-secondary institutions. Furthermore it has decided to make a few changes to the process of student visa application.
As of June 8, 2018, the active Student Partnership Program in India faces replacement with Student Direct Stream. This will facilitate programs for students in India, and also in Vietnam, China and Philippines.
The present SPP in India is limited to international students who intend to study in one of the 40 Canadian post-secondary institutions. SDS will be open to all international students seeking an academic career in Designated Learning Institutions in the country. These can be both managed by public funds or the private post-secondary institutions.
SDS has the plan to offer a fast and simple service to global students and will be a single program for these four countries of Asia. It will ultimately include other countries also.
The reach of SDS will be for more students and arrange for attending more schools. The visa processing for highly talented students will be fast. They represent an important pool of potential PRs in Canada. The processing time in SDS study permit applications, will be 45 days.
For becoming a part of SDS, the global students need to give a proof of acceptance by an eligible post-secondary DLI. Moreover they need to pay their tuition for the initial year. They must also obtain a Guaranteed Investment Certificate of $10,000 from a financial institution which has the approval of I.R.C.C. for providing this service.
Additionally they must undergo a medical examination and score the minimum I.E.L.T.S. level of English language capability of 6.0 in writing, listening, reading, and speaking.