The Student Direct Stream (SDS) has been expanded to include 7 new countries
Brazil, Colombia, and Peru are among 7 new countries that are now included in Canada's fast-track program for international students.
This was announced Friday, July 9th by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
The countries are:
Antigua and Barbuda
Trinidad and Tobago
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The SDS was launched in 2018, allowing students from China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan, Senegal and Morocco to get a study permit within only 20 days. To be eligible for SDS, applicants must have a letter of acceptance from a post-secondary Canadian Designated Learning Institution, proof of full payment for the first academic year, meet the language requirement of CLB 7 or higher in each band, show a Guaranteed Investment Certificate of $10,000 CAD, pass the medical exam, and submit a police certificate in their application. In addition, there are some country-specific requirements.