Do you want to study in Canada through the SDS?
Posted on May 24, 2019
The Student Direct Stream is available to citizens of India, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines who intend to study in Canada. This is at a Post-secondary DLI – designated learning institution.
The applicants of SDS who intend to study in Canada must offer upfront evidence of:
- Payment of tuition fees for the first year at a DLI
- Having purchased Guaranteed Investment Certificate – GIS of $ 10,000
- Having completed an upfront medical examination
- A score of minimum 6 bands in IELTS / Score of 7 bands in French in TEF / Graduation from a high school with Canadian-curriculum
Ahmed Hussen the Immigration Minister of Canada has advocated enhanced communication between Visa officers and Universities and Colleges. This is in understanding why specific applications are successful while others are not.
The latest figures from the Federal Government reveal that overseas students contribute 15.5 billion dollars annually to the Canadian economy. They supported almost 170,000 jobs in Canada in 2016.
The numbers of overseas students with Canada Study Visas reached 572, 415 by the end of 2018. As per the statistics from Universities Canada, University enrolment itself increased by 15% during 2017 and 2018.
The Canada Student Visas have increased by 180% in the last 10 years. This is as the successive Governments acknowledge the advantages to the Canadian economy from increased levels of overseas students.
A 3-step process has been established in Canada aimed at attracting overseas students:
- Overseas students hold Student Visas during full-time education
- They become qualified for Post-Graduation Work Visas upon completion of education
- All the accumulated experience can be used by the overseas students for obtaining PR Visa
The above has made Canada one among the most attractive destinations globally for overseas students. This is when the study options are considered, as quoted by the Immigration CA.
Overseas students are a vital revenue source for schools in Canada. This is because they pay much higher tuition fees than the local students.
Education in Canada is also much affordable than the neighbouring US. Top Universities in Canada are now considered as a pathway to secure global standard education. This is without making huge holes in the pocket as in case of its neighbour in the south.
Y-Axis offers a wide range of Visa and Immigration products as well as services for aspiring overseas students including Student Visa Documentation, 5-course search with admissions, 8-course search with admissions and Country Admissions Multi-country. Y-Axis offers diverse products such as IELTS/PTE One to One 45 min and IELTS/PTE One to One 45 min package of 3 to help the aspiring overseas students with the language tests.
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