Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Students eager to go to Canada for their higher education,  Canada student visa for Pakistani students make them eligible for a fast track visa processing, as in other countries that were previously included in the SDS program. Canada’s positioned itself as a top destination for students seeking internationally recognised education is intensified by providing fast, reliable handling of visa applications. Student Direct Stream (SDS) applications require prospective students to provide upfront information to visa officer, which Includes to fulfil English test requirement and provide additional information that reflects their ability to finance their studies. For additional information, visa officer can evaluate the applications properly and can process it in the due time frame.

Formerly Known as Student Partnership Program (SPP)

The Student Direct Stream Formerly Student Partnership Program (SPP) was introduced in 2018 as an option for students from China, India, Philippines and Vietnam. Most SDS applications in those countries are processed in less than 3 weeks’ time. The expansion of the SDS supports the Government’s intention to attract students from different countries.

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Under Student Direct Stream student visa of Canada has a high probability of success in getting visa!

Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)

Many international students upon successful completion of their degree or diploma program become eligible for the Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). With access to Canadian education and a skilled career in Canada, former international students get prepared to successfully apply for permanent residence status through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program or Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs. In 2019, in fact, nearly 54,000 former students are transitioning to permanent residence, which is quite high.

SDS Visa Requirements:

Any student who wishes to apply through Student Direct Stream (SDS) program from Pakistan must fulfill the below mentioned requirements:

Language Proficiency

Students must proof their language proficiency by providing an IELTS score of 6 overall and also 6 each in all 4 sections. Currently only IELTS is acceptable as a Proof of English proficiency under SDS program.

Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

Students must provide a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of 10,000 CAD.

Tuition Fee

Applicant must pay one-year tuition fee in advance to university or college.
These are the mandatory requirement to apply through SDS program.

Estimated Canada Student Visa Processing Time

After completion of biometric Canada student visa gets approved within 20 days in SDS program.

Student Direct Stream Faqs !

  • Proof of Payment – One Year tuition fee
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate – GIC CAD 10000
  • 6 Band of IELTS with no less than 6 in any section

Yes, you can apply under SDS Program if your study permit was refused before.

Currently IELTS is the only acceptable exam for SDS program.

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant can represent students study permit directly in Canadian Embassy. To find out more please complete our free student assessment. One of our dedicated Educational Counsellors will contact you to discuss your study options in detail!


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