Student Direct Stream
Canada is making it even easier for international students to be a part of the Canadian education system with the help of SDS. Study permits are available easily within 20 calendar days with the Student Direct Stream process. The IRCC processes the application faster than the normal study permit process when the students meet the eligibility criteria. The applications that are submitted online will be eligible under SDS. The paperwork process will be under the normal study permit and not SDS. International students must meet the eligibility requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).
International students who are applying to various Designated Learning Institutes (DLI) in Canada can expect an efficient study permit process with the Student Direct Stream program. It was launched by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The time taken for a normal visa or study permit takes more than 2 months. Whereas, the SDS Canada visa allows students to get their study permit within 6 weeks. The processing time and online hassle-free application process make it favorable for international students.
The Student Direct Stream is applicable for students who have permanent residency in the following countries.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago