Canadian Education system is not just world class but also is very supportive and flexible to
international students. And, in order to Stream line and expedite the study permit application,
IRCC, Canada embarked on an ambitious program. It was in year 2018 called Student Direct Stream
(SDS) Canada Scheme.
Initially, the students from four countries (India, China, Philippines and Vietnam) were allowed. Through this scheme in which the processing time was significantly lower than the conventional method.
Now, as per the IRCC web site the SDS scheme is now extended to as many as 14 countries which are:-
To know the update about the processing fee and minimum time required to process your study permit application, just visit the official website of IRCC Canada. For the faster processing of your application, IRCC expect you fulfill all requirement such as giving your bio-metrics as soon as possible and meeting all eligibility requirements.
So, let’s first discuss about the eligibility criteria that is who are eligible to apply to apply under this scheme.
Luckily, SDS is only for the citizens of 14 countries allowed by IRCC Canada and India is one of
them. So, just focus on score well in your IELTS test and make sure you clear the SDS Canada IELTS requirements.
Now let’s move forward and see what documents do you need when you would be applying though this program.
Following documents are needed to be kept ready before proceeding to apply for study permit under this scheme.
If all of the above mentioned documents are ready, you may either apply yourself or you may seek
the guidance from an experienced Study abroad and study
visa consultant. The Benefit of applying
through SDS Canada scheme are numerous which include your application will proceed much quicker
and consequently you would receive your study permit quicker than those who apply through
traditional study permit process. Apart from this, the requirements of financial documents are
Whereas, in Non SDS scheme, the requirements are a bit different. You need to show the proof of the fund that may be any one of these documents such as bank statement, loan document, Form 16 or the FD or ITR of the parents. In a nutshell, the Student Direct Stream (SDS) Canada program is very helpful to the study abroad aspirants which ensures the speedy and streamlines processing of study permit. Being it hassle free and transparent, the students find it easy to collect all necessary documents.