If you are a legal resident in China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal and Vietnam you can apply to the Study Direct Stream (SDS) for a study permit.
The SDS is a joint project between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) visa offices and Universities Canada (formerly known as Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (ACCC)).
We strongly advise you to take advantage of this new program when you apply for your study permit.
The SDS has very specific instructions designed to ensure program integrity and streamlined processing. Please review guidelines, requirements, and deadlines to make sure you qualify before applying.
- SDS guidelines for China
- SDS guidelines for India
- SDS guidelines for Morocco
- SDS guidelines for Pakistan
- SDS guidelines for the Philippines
- SDS guidelines for Senegal
- SDS guidelines for Vietnam
It is important to follow the SDS procedure closely: submitting the wrong form or documents can cause undue delay. Follow all guidelines for fastest study permit processing.