Call Us - (403)-450-8281
Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Student Direct Stream (SDS)

The student Direct Visa (SDS) aims at speeding up the process of applying for a Study Permit for applicants from certain countries. The eligible applicants from the partner countries can fast-track their study permit applications to expedite their Canadian education journey. Any professional immigration consultant can help you discover several options to study, work, and settle in Canada.

The program is presently applicable to students from fourteen countries that contribute significantly to the entire gamut of international students pursuing Canadian education. Contrary to a regular study permit, which takes months for approval, you will get your Student Permit in just 20 calendar days through the SDS.

Overview 

The Student Direct Steam replaces the earlier Student Partners Program to help students from select countries significant to Canada’s cultural, economic, and social development.

The program focuses on:

  • India
  • China
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Senegal
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Costa Rica
  • Peru, Brazil Antigua and Barbuda,
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Morocco
  • Colombia
  • Antigua and Barbuda 

There are a few more requirements to become eligible to apply for a study permit through the Student Direct Stream.

Eligibility requirements 

Applicants for Student Direct Stream must demonstrate additional eligibility criteria including language proficiency for pursuing education in Canada. The applicant must be living in one of the fourteen participating countries in the Student Direct Stream program. Students from other countries cannot apply through this stream. They will have to use the regular Study Permit pathway.

The applicants for the Student Direct Stream need to have the following:

  • Valid passport
  • Photo ID proof
  • Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution in Canada
  • Proof of payment of the tuition fees for the first year of the study program
  • Copy of the GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate)
  • Transcript of the post-secondary school certificate if it is in a language other than French or English
  • Language proficiency test results in English and French language as applicable (Scores of six or more for writing, listening, and reading, and speaking)
  • Security check
  • Medical examination
  • Police verification certificate
  • A brief about the Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

The Student Direct Stream requires an applicant to invest $ 10,000 into a Canadian investment account. These funds will be available to the applicant when starting their study program in Canada. The students will receive $ 2,000 on arrival in Canada to cover their initial expenses. They will receive the remaining amount in installments every two months for the remaining period.

Students need to choose a bank for opening an investment account. Several financial institutions offer attractive returns on this investment, besides a Guaranteed Investment Certificate to facilitate the application through the Student Direct Stream.

Using the Student Direct Stream (SDS) 

Candidates can apply for a study permit by availing the benefits of the Student Direct Stream if they meet all eligibility requirements of the program. You must apply for the SDS via the online method. The Student Direct Stream does not accept applications through any other medium. You will need to pay the necessary application and biometric fees while applying.

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will review applications that are complete in all respects immediately after the receipt. Aspiring candidates will receive a Point of Entry letter from the IRCC after the approval of the application. You will be submitting this letter to the visa officer after arriving at the Port of Entry in Canada.

ASI Immigration offers reliable guidance and timely support to aspiring students who wish to study in Canada. Our advisors will help you choose the Designated Learning Institutions and complete the application for the study visa. Visit us to plan your Canada journey to match your budget and requirements.

    Get started

    Contact us to get started and we can help you with all types of immigration-related matters.

    Recent Posts

    December 26, 2023

    Navigating Canada’s Spousal Sponsorship

    Embarking on the journey of spousal sponsorship in Canada is a significant step towards uniting with your loved one. This comprehensive guide aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the eligibility criteria, processes, and nuances involved in bringing your spouse to the beautiful landscapes of Canada. Eligibility Criteria Unveiled The foundation of a successful spousal […]

    Learn More
    December 18, 2023

    Can You Have More Than One Express Entry Profile?

    Embarking on the journey to Canadian permanent residency as a skilled worker starts with completing an Express Entry profile. However, a common question arises: Can you have more than one Express Entry profile? The answer, according to the Government of Canada’s immigration law, is a firm no. Each applicant is allowed only one active Express […]

    Learn More
    December 4, 2023

    Your Brief Guide to the Canada Express Entry

    Embarking on a journey to make Canada your home is an exciting yet complex process. The Express Entry system has emerged as a pivotal pathway for skilled immigrants, offering a streamlined approach to permanent residence. In this guide, we unravel the nuances of Canada’s Express Entry, providing you with a roadmap to navigate this dynamic […]

    Learn More
    November 27, 2023

    Top 10 FAQs About the Canadian Work Permit

    Securing a work permit to toil on Canadian soil is a pathway embraced by many foreign nationals seeking opportunities in the Great White North. However, the journey through Canada’s work permit intricacies can feel akin to navigating a labyrinth. Fear not; we’ve compiled the top 10 frequently asked questions about Canada’s work permit process to […]

    Learn More
    November 15, 2023

    How to recognize a Trusted DLI for Your Canadian Study Journey

    In a startling turn of events, Northern College in Timmins, Ontario, retracted admission offers for 504 international students merely weeks before the commencement of classes. This unforeseen decision left students grappling with frustration, confusion, and financial setbacks. According to Northern College President Audrey Penner, the abrupt surge in visa approvals exceeded their expectations, resulting in […]

    Learn More
    November 1, 2023

    Canada’s Work Permit Pathways for Dependent Children of age

    Canada has recently unveiled a groundbreaking policy designed to alleviate chronic labor shortages and foster family integration within its communities. This initiative allows dependent children of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) to qualify for work permits, expanding opportunities for families to stay together. Under the updated policy, specific criteria determine the eligibility of family members for […]

    Learn More

    Testimonials

    Take a look at how our clients appreciate what we do.

    Need A Consultation?

    Book an appointment with ASI immigration experts

    Book an Appointment