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Pakistanis Can Now Apply For Canada’s Student Visa With Eased Rules – Canada Student Visa In 20 Days Via Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Good news for all the Pakistani students who are willing to go Canada for their higher studies, Canada has enlisted Pakistan in the Student Direct Stream (SDS) Program. Through the SDS program, Pakistani students are now eligible for a fast track application as of the other countries previously enlisted in the SDS policy.

Canada’s position as a top destination for students seeking a high-quality international education is strengthened when we provide fast, reliable processing of applications.

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is now available to study permit applicants who are living in Pakistan. SDS applications require prospective students to provide more up-front information to officers, including meeting language test requirements in English or French and providing additional information that shows their ability to finance their education. With additional information, officers can process applications more efficiently.

The Student Direct Stream launched in 2018 as an option for study permit applicants in China, India, Philippines and Vietnam. Most SDS applications in those countries are being processed in under 3 weeks.

The expansion of SDS supports the Government’s goal of attracting students from a more diverse range of countries.

Many international students who graduate from a program in Canada often become eligible for a post-graduation work permit. With a Canadian education and skilled work experience in Canada, former international students are well positioned for success in applying for permanent residence through Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

In 2018, in fact, nearly 54,000 former students transitioned to permanent residence, an all-time high.

Student Direct Stream (SDS) Program’s Requirements For Pakistani Students

Any student who is willing to apply for Student Direct Stream (SDS) program from Pakistan must fulfill these requirements:

1- Language Proficiency

Students must proof their language proficiency by providing an IELTS score of 6 overall and also 6 each in every module as well.

2- Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

Students must provide a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of 10,000 CAD.

3- Tuition Fee

Students must have to pay tuition fee of first year to the university upfront.

These are the very basic requirements for SDS program.

Bring Your Spouse Or Partner And Children With You To Canada

Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children may also be able to get faster processing on a

  • visitor visa
  • work permit
  • study permit

You must complete and submit their applications at the same time as your own. If you don’t, their applications will not process faster. When you apply online, indicate that you have family members coming with you to Canada. This lets you complete their applications with yours.