Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program which streamlines the process for Philippines, Vietnam, China & India

Students can still apply under normal process also

What is Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program?

The SDS (Student Direct Stream) is a new visa process launched by the Canadian High Commission, and is in effect from 9th June’ 2018. Student Direct Stream (SDS), is an administrative structure, which is designed and implemented in alliance of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) with a Canadian visa office in India. The Student Direct Stream (SDS) provides a streamlined study application process for students with strong English or French language abilities who will enter into their program of study at an eligible post-secondary Designated Learning Institute (DLI).

SDS Program Requirements

Students applying for a program under SDS must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Admission to a full-time program in a publicly-funded post-secondary institution such as universities, colleges, institutes or CEGEP;

  2. An IELTS score with a minimum band of 6 for each ability (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) taken within past two years;

  3. Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotiabank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada;

  4. Proof of payment of the tuition fee for one (1) year; AND

  5. Upfront medical examination at least one week before submission of the application.

Advantages of applying under SDS

The major advantages of applying under SDS are:

Streamlined visa process for all SDS eligible institutions.

  • Less financial documentation.

  • Faster visa processing time.

What are the advantage of studying in Canada?

  • World class institutions

  • Lower cost

  • Safe and healthy environment for students

  • Work while studying

  • Eligible for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)

  • Opportunity to Apply for Permanent Resident in Canada

Here’s the current list of some participating SDS Colleges in Canada:

List Of SDS Colleges In Ontario :

  1. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning- Oakville – Ontario

  2. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology- Toronto – Ontario

  3. Sault College- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

  4. Northern College- South Porcupine – Ontario

  5. Niagara College-  Welland – Ontario

  6. Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology-  Hamilton – Ontario

  7. Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology-  Bolleville – Ontario

  8. Lawrence College- Kingston – Ontario

  9. Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology-  Sarnia – Ontario

  10. Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning-  Toronto – Ontario

  11. Georgian College of Arts & Technology-  BARRIE – Ontario

  12. George Brown College-  Toronto – Ontario

  13. Fleming College- Peterborough, Ontario

  14. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology-  London – Ontario

  15. Durham College-  Oshawa – Ontario

  16. Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology-  Thunderbay – Ontario

  17. Conestoga College- Kitchener –   Ontario

  18. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology- Windsor – Ontario

  19. Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology-Toronto Ontario

  20. Canadore College -North Bay, Ontario

  21. Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology- Sudbury – Ontario

  22. Algonquin College-     Ottawa – Ontario

List Of SDS Colleges In British Columbia :

  1. Camosun College-Victoria- B.C

  2. College of New Caledonia- Prince George – B.C

  3. College of the Rockies- Cranbrook, B.C

  4. Columbia College- Vancouver – B.C

  5. Douglas College-  New Westminster – B.C

  6. Kwantlen Polytechnic University- Surrey – B.C

  7. Langara College- Vancouver- B.C

  8. North Island College- Vancouver Island – B.C

  9. Northern Lights College – Dawson Creek – B.C

  10. Okanagan College- Salmon Arm – B.C

  11. Selkirk College- Castlegar – B.C

  12. University of  the Fraser Valley – Abbotsford – B.C

  13. Vancouver Community College-Vancouver- B.C

  14. Vancouver Island University – Nanaimo – B.C

List Of SDS Colleges In Alberta :

  1. Bow Valley College-Calgary – Alberta

  2. Lakeland College-  Vermillion – Alberta

  3. Medicine Hat College- Alberta

  4. Norquest College- Edmonton – Alberta

  5. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology- Edmonton, Alberta

List Of SDS Colleges In Manitoba:

  1. Assiniboine Community College- Manitoba

  2. Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology- Winnipeg – Manitoba

  3. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology- Winnipeg – Manitoba

List Of SDS Colleges In Saskatchewan:

  1. Parkland College-SASKATCHEWAN

  2. Saskatchewan Polytechnic- SASKATOON