Student Direct Stream applicants to get study permit in 20 days!
Updated: Jun 7, 2019
On May 2, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that residents of China, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam, who apply online for a study permit under Student Direct Stream (SDS) may receive it within 20 days. To be eligible for SDS, applicants must have a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI), proof of full payment for the first academic year, meet the language requirement of CLB 7 or higher in each band, show a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000 CAD, pass the medical exam, and submit a police certificate in their application. In addition, there are some country-specific requirements. Spouses and dependent children of SDS applicants may also be able to get faster processing on a work permits and visitor visas.