Student Direct Stream
The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is faster and more efficient application process for applying Canadian study visa. The SDS program currently serves residents of seven countries (China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Vietnam, Antigua & Barbuda, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago). IRCC aims to process SDS study permit applications in 20 calendar days.
SDS Program Requirements
For a Canadian study permit through the SDS program, prospective applicants must be/ have:
Approved applications will be issued a letter of introduction (officially known as a Point of Entry letter of introduction) and a temporary resident visa to enter Canada. The letter of introduction, or Point of Entry (POE) letter, is issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of approval for a study permit and is presented to a visa officer upon arrival in Canada. Citizens of one of the countries listed above cannot be residing in another country at the time of applying for a study permit through the SDS program.
What is Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)?
A GIC is a Canadian investment that has a guaranteed rate of return for a fixed period of time. It is offered by many banks, however, to do so banks must meet the following criteria:
Once you arrive in Canada, you will receive a portion of your GIC. The rest will be paid out to you over the next 10 to 12 months.
Where to get GIC?
GIC can be obtained from a financial institution that meets the criteria for Student Direct Stream. The following financial institutions offer GICs that meet the benchmarks:
Advantages of applying through Student Direct Stream
Faster study permit processing times (14 calendar days). IRCC says through the SDS program complete applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. If an application does not meet the requirements for the SDS program, IRCC will process the submission as a regular study permit application.
How Can X can help?
Canada is not just a preferred choice by students for pursuing world class education but also offers an exciting opportunity to experience life and lessons beyond their front door. Can X assist its clients throughout their immigration journey starting from obtaining a study permit to settling in Canada.
One of the most important considerations of your study permit application is program choice. Each study program has different set of requirements. We help clients in opting suitable courses and/or programs based on their educational background, work experience, interest, and long-term goals.
Letter of Acceptance (LOA)
Apply for a Study Permit
After receiving the acceptance letter, we prepare and submit the student visa application on behalf of our clients to Canadian immigration.
As every case is different, it is always beneficial to consult with a student-visa expert. We at Can X, with our pre-arrival services, enable our clients to prepare themselves for their journey ahead in Canada. Below are some of the services that we provide considering their short-term and long-term goals:
We assist our clients who aspire to settle and work in Canada through our immigration services such as SP extension, Open Work Permit of Spouse, parents’ visitor visa, PNP and PR etc.