Canada provides expedited Study Permit processing for international students from key Asian markets via the Student Direct Stream.
The SDS, launched in 2018, was initially aimed at applicants from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines. Pakistan was added to the list in July 2019.
There are also plans to expand it to include Kenya and Senegal.
How Do I Qualify for the Student Direct Stream?
The SDS is available to candidates living in China, India, Philippines, Pakistan or Vietnam wishing to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution.
Applicants must submit up front proof of:
- Tuition payment for the first year of study at a designated learning institution.
- Purchase of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate of $10,000.
- Completion of an upfront medical examination and police certificate (if required).
- Qualifying score of at least 6 for English (IELTS), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens score of 7 for French (TEF), or graduation from a Canadian-curriculum high school.
Canada Covets International Students
Canada views international students as key new permanent residents, given their age, Canadian education, Canadian life experience and language ability.
IRCC tweaked the Express Entry System in November 2016 to introduce more points for international graduates from Canadian universities.
What are the Extra CRS Points For Canadian Education?
|Education Level||Number of Points|
|One or two-year post secondary||15|
|Three-year post secondary, master’s, professional degree or doctorate||30|
How To Get A Post Graduation Work Permit
International graduates can also access the Post Graduation Work Permit, allowing them to work after graduation. The work experience gained can then be used to strengthen an application for permanent residence.
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