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What is the SDS program for Study in Canada?

IRCC, the Canadian government has launched the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program in India on 8th June 2018 to provide more eligible Indian students with the opportunity to Study in Canada post-secondary institutions (Universities and Polytechnics) and for the faster student visa application processing time. SDS (Student Direct Stream) is a student permit facilitation program that will offer faster and simpler visa processing to international students.

What are the requirements for the SDS Canadian (Student Direct Stream) program?

In order to be eligible for SDS Canada, students will need to:

  • have the minimum-required IELTS level of English language ability of each 6.0 in all sections (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)
  • purchase of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000,
  • have been accepted by an eligible Post secondary Designated Learning Institute (DLI List)
  • tuition payment for the first year of study at a DLI in Canada,
  • completion of an upfront medical examination,

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Canadian Student Direct Stream (SDS) for India

What about the students who have already applied for a student visa under the SPP program? Will they be considered under SPP OR SDS Canada?

Don’t worry, If you have already submitted your application under the SPP program. In such cases, this new SDS Canada program will not affect in any way. IRCC will continue processing your application as they committed to do under the previous SPP program.

Have I assured a student visa if I choose to apply through SDS?

No, Visa is not assured for any visa category. The SDS Canada visa category provides a streamlined student visa application process and faster processing times but you must have to fulfill all the requirements for a student visa.

Please Share SDS Canada college list 2018

All DLI (designated learning institute) are eligible under SDS Canada Category.

What is a DLI (designated learning institute)? Can I have a list of DLIs?

A DLI is an institute approved by a state /provincial/territorial government to train and host international students. If you plan to apply for Student Visa under SDS, make sure your college is on this list: http://bit.ly/2HMgN42

Will I get a Post-graduation work permit after Study from Any DLI on List?

Not all DLIs make you eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. The last column of the DLI List is the “Offers PGWP-eligible programs”. If you want Post-graduation work permit after Study, Choose the institute with YES in the “Offers PGWP-eligible programs” column. you need to meet all other criteria to get a post-graduation work permit.

Are all colleges covered under SDS Study in Canada or only those under SPP? I am accepted by one of the Canadian colleges, do I qualify for SDS?

Under SDS, more colleges and universities would be eligible. To verify if an institution is included, check the website at http://bit.ly/2HMgN42

I think I am eligible for the SDS program (Student Direct Stream), however, I am not sure. Can I still apply for my Student Visa?

YES. You can apply for your Student Visa under the SDS program. If however, the Department finds you are not eligible for the SDS program then they will process your application under the regular Student Visa requirements.

I  have appeared for TOEFL / PTE Exam. Am I eligible to apply under SDS Category?

As per the requirements for the SDS program, TOEFL/PTE scores are not accepted as eligibility criteria.

Under the SDS Category, What is the processing time for study visa applications for Canada?

For SDS Student visa applications, the processing time will be 45 days or less. The processing time of the Regular student visa application is 60 days.

I want to apply for a Canadian student visa, but I want to Pay semester wise Fees to the University. Is it Possible?

Under SDS, one of the requirements is paying one-year fees upfront. However, you can apply through the regular Student Visa application by paying less than 1-year fees.

What is the Deadline for student visa applications under the SDS?

We strongly advise that you submit your student visa application at least 3 months ahead of your intended date of travel to Canada. Student visa Applications under SDS received after 1 April for May entry, after 1 August for September entry, and after 1 December for January entry may not be processed in time for the start of the course and may be refused.

Can I still apply for a Student Visa even though I do not qualify to apply under the SDS?

Yes. You can still apply for a Student Visa and will be processed within the current 60-day service standard.

Can I apply online for the SDS program?

YES. Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to apply for your Student Visa application online to benefit from simpler and efficient processing and communication.

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CANADA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES RANKING

nkingWorld RankUniversityDet.Presence Rank*Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
121University of Toronto
17731569
230University of British Columbia
191395128
356McGill University
242644158
464University of Alberta
372703474
598University of Waterloo
34376183166
6103University of Calgary
380102227136
7128Simon Fraser University
29867109305
8134McMaster University
58816817158
9162Université de Montréal
333175101205
10170University of Western Ontario / Western University
578180157200
11185Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa
571208221213
12192University of Victoria British Columbia
534108320366
13200Queen’s University Kingston
783132167348
14220York University
370119243410
15238Dalhousie University
849214267301
16248Université Laval
399263240306
17270University of Manitoba
748257356320
18298University of Saskatchewan
725228293409
19334University of Guelph
607249427445
20340Carleton University
849241315478
21392Concordia University Montréal
872315447540
22418Université du Québec Montréal
433319507620
23434Memorial University of Newfoundland
948331516634
24477Ryerson University
1313369750633
25524Université de Sherbrooke
668593536635
26624University of Windsor
1056444636945
27631University of New Brunswick
1402488455954
28666École Polytechnique de Montréal
1701959464694
29685University of Regina
1817664634886
30749Brock University
13516289781045
31885Wilfrid Laurier University
24458338591237
32958University of Lethbridge
18489634811439
33968Lakehead University
220712557411188
34983Université du Québec
257010669323437
351102Trent University
2879114011371404
361109HEC Montréal École de Gestion
263215943931365
371130Université INRS Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
33603303608802
381130University of Ontario Institute of Technology
4209195210211045
391143École de Technologie Supérieure
266618598951161
401170University of Winnipeg
302181414781760
411282Université du Québec Chicoutimi
1487120313121769
421372Saint Francis Xavier University
3398126712631850
431388University of Prince Edward Island
2970126514321885
441397Athabasca University
2361106914592064
451401Saint Mary’s University
3405146311431805
461436Acadia University
3999105417612056
471461(1) Université Laurentienne / Laurentian University
3077183613441711
481497University of Northern British Columbia
2306151313791964
491584Université du Québec Trois-Rivieres
2947263214991595
501715Mount Allison University
5020150615282331
511856Université de Moncton
2637191426842283
522056Université du Québec Outaouais
3782359414652162
532099Mount Royal University
3572180422882852
542111Université du Québec Rimouski
4744477113181879
552226Nipissing University
3558220520152916
562258Thompson Rivers University
3405163319343324
572442Mount Saint Vincent University
5150225721833246
582458Bishop’s University
5357228929743119
592499Royal Roads University
4401214321913436
602666Brandon University
5041230225203616
612669Université du Québec Abitibi-Temiscamingue
5461519616432686
622675Cape Breton University
7031359320783119
633088Royal Military College of Canada
140914198107781752
643131Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University Lakehead University)
20890919719842300
653417Trinity Western University
4451218532134752
663535Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
15767710447963192
673567British Columbia Institute of Technology
3541109030075562
684063Vancouver Island University (Malaspina)
2894129130776008
694205University of the Fraser Valley
3680158029746008
704287Algonquin College
2669125956026008
714339OCAD University (Ontario College of Art & Design)
4294173035776008
724347Humber College
3299140152856008
734528Saint Thomas University
6695464940825276
744574George Brown College
5199188450086008
754581MacEwan University (Grant MacEwan College)
4359268127206008
764660Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
4888204052326008
774682Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Kwantlen University College)
3376242044786008
784844Seneca College
3355209968136008
794856Nothern Alberta Institute of Technology
5675253752786008
804860Centennial College Toronto
4683184775056008
814879Okanagan College
4359276151506008
825186Conestoga College
6364272971826008
835196Tele-Université TÉLUQ
5560443832566008
845199Capilano University
4084316465226008
855228Redeemer University
10170695156185276
865266Niagara College
4948310668536008
875349Langara College
5587425785255562
885439Douglas College
5235420953556008
895458Dawson College Westmount Montreal
5737366066276008
905520Georgian College
5002347174046008
915550Algoma University
5094582729196008
925687Emily Carr University of Art + Design
4164508152036008
935742École Nationale d’Administration Publique
6137586038486008
945771Mohawk College
5150255198556008
955774Nova Scotia Community College
9271470557796008
965847Concordia University of Edmonton
9153536050906008
975858John Abbott College
9697523852876008
985933Red Deer College
5041500465476008
996066Yukon College
10784414381126008
1006138Fanshawe College
7159326497736008

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