Canada Student Visa Update

Canadian Government has finally announced additional measures to support International students starting their program online with Canadian learning Institute. If the institutes are offering their courses online, they will have to ensure everyone’s safety.

The decided new measures are:

  • Priority study-permit processing to the applicants who have submitted a complete online application
  • Time spent during their online study overseas will count for post-graduate Work permit (PGWP) provided; they have completed 50% of their program in Canada and submitted a study permit application.
  • To perform a two-stage approval process, for the international students who can not submit all the documents required to process their application and chose to pursue distance-learning program

Applicants will submit remaining documents and receive their study permit as soon as the Canadian embassy resumes its operations and candidates are allowed to travel to Canada. This process will be available for students who submit their application before 15th September 2020. The process will also ensure that students can join and begin their classes online.

List of Documents for students to provide to Apply for Study-permit

For Student Direct Stream (SDS): 

  • Letter of Acceptance (LoA) from a Canadian Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Guarantee Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAD 10,000 or above
  • Receipt of initial Payment of tuition fee to DLI
  • IELTS with min score of 6.0 in each module
  • Transcripts / Degrees of most recent qualification(s)

For Non-SDS Applicants:

  • Letter of Acceptance (LoA) from a Canadian Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Financial documents to prove that applicant (or their sponsor) have liquid funds for tuition & living in Canada for upto a year
  • Evidence of the remaining payment to the institution
  • English Language qualification / certificate or equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE etc.)
  • Transcripts / Degrees of most recent qualification(s)
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