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All you need to know about Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Now that IRCC has officially launched Student Direct Stream (SDS) Canada in India, study visa applications to Canadian colleges can be submitted online or on paper. SDS has replaced SPP in India. Now, all the Canadian colleges and institutes having Designated Learning Number (DLN) fall under SDS visa program. This move is to hasten the study permit processing for Indian students

The vision behind the launch of SDS is to provide quality education to the deserving candidates. Also the SDS program has shortened the visa processing time as online applications are also accepted.
Under SDS New Rules the colleges have a tie-up with the Scotia bank, ICICI Toronto and a couple of other banks, from where students can buy a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10000. This money covers the one-year expenses of the students and also qualifies them for SDS program.

At the time of visa processing the students need to provide the proof of payment of tuition fees for the first year. Under SDS New Rules for Indian students there are more choices in context of programs and colleges.

How Student Direct Stream (SDS) Program is better?

  • Easy visa processing for all SDS entitled DLI institutions.
  • Less financial proofs required
  • Saves time and speedy visa processing


Highlights of SDS Canada


  • Payment of tuition fee must be made for the entire first year of study, initially
  • IELTS band score has increased from 5.5 each to 6.0 each for both postgraduate and undergraduate courses
  • Priority processing visa decision
  • Medical examination at least 1 week before the application submission
  • Tie-up between Banks and SDS
  • Methodical visa processing for all SDS colleges in Canada
  • Minimal documentation required
  • Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10000 from Scotia bank must
  • College and Institutions under SDS must have a registered Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) number


Essential Documents required under SDS


  • Acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI)
  • Latest Medical report
  • Receipt of Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000
  • Proof of submission of tuition fees for the first year of study
  • Proof of graduation from a Canadian curriculum high school or a language test form showing a score of at least 6 bands for English (IELTS)

For more details regarding Student Direct Stream, SDS Canada, contact Canam Counselors, or visit the nearest Canam office, today…

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