Student Direct Stream expanded to Pakistan
July 26, 2019—Ottawa, ON – Canada’s position as a top destination for students seeking a high-quality international education is strengthened when we provide fast, reliable processing of applications.
The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is now available to study permit applicants who are living in Pakistan. SDS applications require prospective students to provide more up-front information to officers, including meeting language test requirements in English or French and providing additional information that shows their ability to finance their education. With additional information, officers can process applications more efficiently.
The Student Direct Stream launched in 2018 as an option for study permit applicants in China, India, Philippines and Vietnam. Most SDS applications in those countries are being processed in under 3 weeks.
Requirements to apply under Student Direct System.
- have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution
- prove that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of studylive outside of Canada when you apply
- have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000
- have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
- This is only if you’re planning to study in Quebec
- get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)
- get a police certificate before you apply (if you need one)
- have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)
- have a language test result that shows:
- a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or
- a Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) score that is equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
The expansion of SDS supports the Government’s goal of attracting students from a more diverse range of countries.
Many international students who graduate from a program in Canada often become eligible for a post-graduation work permit. With a Canadian education and skilled work experience in Canada, former international students are well positioned for success in applying for permanent residence through Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
In 2018, in fact, nearly 54,000 former students transitioned to permanent residence, an all-time high.
How Delhi Immigration can help you if you are in Pakistan?
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