Why Study Canada
Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed one of the world’s finest education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) as compared to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.
Canada plays host to more than 180,000 International students in any given year. A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognised world wide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry. Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries requirements.
Apply for a study permit with the Student Direct Stream
The SDS program currently serves residents of five countries: China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal and Vietnam.
The Government of Canada also expressed plans to extend the program to Kenya.
Canada aims to process all study permit applications eligible for SDS processing in 20 calendar days.
Eligibility requirements for Canada’s Student Direct Stream
To submit an application for a Canadian study permit through the SDS program, prospective student applicants must:
- provide a copy of a letter of acceptance from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution;
- present a confirmation document for the applicant’s upfront medical exam;
- prove that they have obtained a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000
- prove that tuition fees for the first year of study are paid; and
- show proof that they either completed studies at a Canadian curriculum high school or show proof of a language test results demonstrating an IELTS score of 6 in English or NCLC 7 for French.
- submit the application at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).
An application that is approved will be issued a letter of introduction, or what is officially known as a Point of Entry letter of introduction, and a temporary resident visa to enter Canada.
The letter of introduction, or Point of Entry (POE) letter, is issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of approval for a study permit and is presented to a visa officer upon arrival in Canada.
Citizens of one of the countries listed above cannot be residing in another country at the time of applying for a study permit through the SDS program.
Advantages of applying to study with Student Direct Stream
Faster study permit processing times
IRCC says through the SDS program complete applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.
If an application does not meet the requirements for the SDS program, IRCC will process the submission as a regular study permit application. Currently, processing times for Canadian study permit vary based on country of residence.
Canada’s education is based on the British system and, hence, is recognized worldwide.Canada's government directly controls and finances the country’s 20 polytechnics and eight universities. This ensures compliance with state standards.New Zealand has a high professional standards, a supportive learning environment, and a focus on student welfare. The New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students sets out the minimum standards for the care and support of international students during their studies in New Zealand.
COURSES AND UNIVERSITIESCanada has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools. Choose the type of institution that’s best for your career path:
- Universities offer higher degree-level education. Programmes are research-led and generally academic rather than vocational. In the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings, all eight ofCanada's universities were in the top 100 in at least one subject.
- ITPs and a few larger PTEs offer vocational degree-level education.PTEs tend to offer specific vocational programmes, mainly at certificate and diploma level.
ELIGIBILITY TEST REQUIREMENTS
IELTS or TOEFL or PTE is mandatory admission requirement for all New Zealand courses. Majority of the Bachelors degrees and Post Graduate courses require overall 6.5 (with individual band of 6). Overall 6 and individual band score of 5.5 are accepted for level 6 and 7 diploma courses. For postgraduate programs, most of the good universities ask for a first class or high second class. In the undergraduate level most of the good universities look for a 70 % or higher. But in private independent colleges, there are no such rigid mark restrictions and any degree would be accepted. There are cases where significant work experience is considering lieu to a Bachelor’s degree
ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applications can be initiated during final year/semester study of your course (students pursuing BSc/B.com can start applying as soon as you receive your S4/S5 mark lists and B.Tech students can start applying as soon as you get your s6 mark-lists. High school students (Higher secondary) can start applying with your 11th grades.IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores are not mandatory at the application stage. Our experienced application team will advice you with all required formalities such as Letter of Recommendations or Statement of purpose etc. as the per universities requirement.
You must be able to and intend to follow a full time degree course, or a weekday, full time course at a single institution involving at least 15 hours of organized, daytime study per week. You must be able to pay for your course and the living expenses of your husband or wife and children (if they are with you) without working in Canda or claiming public funds. You must not intend to work in New Zealand unless you are accepted for a course lasting longer than six months, when you may work part-time or during vacations. You must intend to leave New Zealand at the end of your studies
Requirements for Student Visa
A letter of acceptance on the course. This is the letter from your institution confirming that a place has been offered to you and that the course is full-time as defined by the immigration law. Evidence that you can pay the course fees and support yourself and your family, if applicable.
The student has to attend the Interview with the visa officer, clarifying certain parts of your application. You must be able to convince him/her that your study plans are genuine and workable.