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These international students can get a study permit within 20 calendar days

International students who want to come to Canada first need to receive a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI). Once they receive an LOA, they need to submit a study permit application. According to IRCC processing times, this application is taking 90 days approx. if you are applying outside Canada.

However, depending on the country where you live, you may be able to get your study permit within 20 calendar days, says IRCC Website.

Disclaimer:
This article provides information based on the current processing times on IRCC Website. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of this article. If you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.

Requirements for the Student Direct Stream

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) offers expedited study permit processing to some international students looking to study at a Canadian DLI. Of course, students need to meet some requirements. Let’s see if you apply for this stream.

To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream, you must:

  • be a legal resident living in 1 of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.
  • have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution
  • live outside of Canada when you apply, also
  • have proof you have paid your tuition for your first year of study
  • have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000
  • get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)
  • have a language test result that shows either:
    • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic or general training with a minimum score of 6 in each skill, or
    • a Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) score that is equal to a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 7 in each skill

Of course, depending on where you’re applying from, you may also need to submit other documents.

Can I bring my spouse/partner and children?

According to IRCC, your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children may also be able to get faster processing on a:

If you want to bring your family, you must complete and submit their applications at the same time as your own. Otherwise, IRCC won’t process their applications faster. Consequently, when you apply online, indicate that you have family members coming with you to Canada. This lets you complete their applications with yours.

Let us help!

You may either consult with the IRCC website or fill out the following form to help you with the process. Keep in mind, that SDS does not guarantee success but is a faster method to receive the outcome of your application.

    How old is the student (required)

    Has the student taken an English or French test?

    How knowledgeable the student is in English or French languages (one language is enough)

    Has the student evaluated their educational credentials in Canada?

    How much money the student has to support their living expenses and tuition in Canada for the first year of studies in Canada?

    At which level do you wish to study?

    Does the student have accompanying family members?

    Do you have a letter of acceptance from a Canadian educational institute?

    Additional information (optional but helpful)

    Please share more information to help us better assess you:

    Are you currently inside Canada?

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