From the month of June 2018, The Student Partnership Program (SPP) is replaced with another interesting and advantageous program namely the Student Direct Stream (SDS), applicable to India, Philippines, China, and Vietnam. The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is a program that will speed up the processing for the full-time studies attending students in universities and colleges in Canada. The SDS is supported by Scotia Bank, a leading Canadian financial institution.
How is it different from SPP?
- Students need a 6 band score in each module
- Students have to pay annual fee instead of semester fee
- SPP was linked with college whereas SDS is linked with students directly
Requirements for SDS
- A copy of your acceptance letter from a designated learning institution
- A copy of your upfront medical exam confirmation document
- Proof that you have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000
- Proof that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of study, and
- Proof that you graduated from a Canadian curriculum high school or a language test form showing score of at least 6 band in each module for English – IELTS
Valuable information about SDS
TOEFL/PTE scores are not accepted as eligibility criteria.
Visa processing time under SDS is 45 days or less.
Visa applications of student must be commenced minimum 3 months prior to intended date of travel to Canada.