Studying in Canada is a lifetime experience. It is extremely rewarding as it provides opportunity to gain a world class education and add value to your personality. It gives true multi-cultural learning experience as people from around the world come here to study and learn skills. You get a chance to develop a vast network of friends and also make professional contacts that really benefit you over a lifetime.
In Canada you can have a unique experience of studying at world-class institutions at very lower cost in a safe and healthy environment for students. You can work while studying and are also eligible for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). More over you have an opportunity to Apply for Permanent Resident in Canada.
For studying in Canada you need to enrol yourself with any Designated Learning Institution of Canada. You need to get acceptance letter from such designated college or university. You also need to show or deposit sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay as well as your fee before your apply for study permit with the Visa office.
Currently Student Direct Stream (SDS) Program has streamlined the process of Study visa for Philippines, Vietnam, China & India
What is Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program
The Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program is a program that will speed up the processing for the full-time studies attending universities and colleges in Canada for Filipinos. The SDS Program is supported by some Canadian banks who will provide eligible students with the opportunity to purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC), which will satisfy the financial statement requirements of the SDS program.
SDS Program Requirements
Students applying for a program under SDS must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Advantages of applying under SDS
The major advantages of applying under SDS are:
You don’t need a study permit if you have a valid visa or travel document and your program is of 6 month or less.
Immigrants from all around the world come here to become Canadian citizen. Studying here in Canada is the first step. Graduates and Post-graduates from here are eligible for post-secondary work permit which is normally issued for the same period of time for which you study ( not less than 8 months) in any designated university or college in Canada and if your study is of 2 years or more, you get a work permit for 3 years. You must apply within 90 days after written confirmation of completion of your study.
Full time students are authorized to work 20 hr/week during academic sessions and full time during holidays (40 Hrs/week).
The work permit is your second step towards becoming Canadian citizen as this allows you to gain Canadian work experience and under certain circumstances this Canadian experience helps you to become a Permanent residence as it gives you some additional scores under Comprehensive Ranking System in your Express Entry profile and sometimes it help you to apply under selected Provincial Nomination Program which otherwise might not be possible, for other applicants from outside Canada.
For assistance in applying for a study permit in Canada, please contact us.
Medical examination is conducted by the IRCC designated doctors in country where application for Study Permit is made. The Visa officer will see the Medical Examination documents issued by the designated doctors before granting visa as it is mandatory for any temporary visitor including an International Students who plans to stay in Canada for more than six (6) months for any reason, to go through medical examination. If anyone who have resided in certain countries within a year prior to their arrival in Canada, will have to undergo a medical examination prior to being granted Visa even if the period of Study is less than 6 months.
Some college and universities cover their students under Provincial Health Coverage. An International Student, who holds a Study Permit, might not be covered under the Provincial Health Coverage plans. If not covered by institute, you can obtain private insurance to cover you during your stay in Canada.
Health services are very expensive in Canada so it is very important to have the insurance coverage.