Get Study Permit through the Student Direct Stream


Students who are planning to study in Canada, they can get their Study to permit faster through the Student Direct Stream.
Who can apply:
You can apply if you’re a legal resident in:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. the Philippines, or
  4. Vietnam

Documents you need for your application
You must include these documents with your application:

  1. A copy of your acceptance letter from a designated learning institution
  2. A copy of your upfront medical exam confirmation document
  3. Proof that you have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000
  4. Proof that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of study, and
  5. Proof that you graduated from a Canadian curriculum high school or a language test form showing a
  6. The score of at least 6 for English (International English Language Testing System), or
  7. Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens score of at least 7 for French (Test d’évaluation de français)

Approval of Application:
After receiving the complete application, this will be going to review. If your application meets the regular study permit criteria but not the Student Direct Stream criteria, then your application will be reviewed as a regular study permit but you won’t get faster processing.
Post-approval, you will get:

  • A letter of introduction
    • You need to show this letter to the immigration official when you arrive in Canada. It is not your study permit.
  • A visitor visa (temporary resident visa) to enter Canada
    • The visa will be in your passport. You must enter Canada before it expires.

Your study permit is valid until the end of your school program.
If the application got refused, you will receive a letter mentioning the reason for refusal. You may have a question about the refusal, so can connect to the visa office with your questions.
Updating Application:
If you move or change your address, telephone number or any other contact information after you apply, you must inform the office of the changes.
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