Student Direct Program

Processing Time: within 20 calendar days.

Eligibility requirements:
  • be a legal resident living in one of the following countries:
    • China
    • India
    • Morocco
    • Pakistan
    • The Philippines
    • Senegal
    • Vietnam
  • have an acceptance letter from a Post-Secondary designated learning institution
  • prove that you have paid the tuition fees for your 1st year of study
  • live outside Canada when you submit the application
  • have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN $10,000
  • have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
    • This is only if you’re planning to study in Quebec
  • get an upfront medical exam before you apply
  • get a police certificate before you apply
  • have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)
  • have a language test result that shows:
    • a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, listening and speaking) on IELTS 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 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
Who is NOT Eligible for the Student Direct Stream

If you live anywhere other than 1 of the countries listed above (even if you’re a citizen of one of the countries above), you must apply through the regular study permit application process.

If you live in another country (even if you’re a citizen of one of the countries above), or if you don’t meet the eligibility for faster processing, you may still be eligible for a study permit through the regular study permit application process.

For further information, please contact our office either by email or by phone.