Apply for Canada study visa under SDS in 2022

Last Updated on January 20, 2022 by West Highlander

SDS scheme for Canada has gained much popularity among students from India who would like to Study in Canada. There are many reasons behind this. Few of the reasons are

  • Faster processing time as compared to non SDS Canada student visa applications
  • Less documentation as compared to non SDS applications

As SDS is a streamlined Canada study visa process the success rate also may be higher as compared to other categories of student visa applications.

What is SDS visa for Study in Canada?

To fall under SDS category for Canada study visa applicants must fulfil certain mandatory conditions as below

  • They must have an IELTS band score of 6 in each of the four modules of IELTS.
  • They must pay tuition fee for full one year.
  • They must have a Guaranteed income certificate that is GIC of Canadian dollars 10000 as the proof of their cost of living while in Canada.
  • They must have their medical upfront.

Above are the four mandatory conditions which your must fulfil if you would like to apply for Canada study visa in 2022 under SDS category. If any of the above mentioned mandatory conditions is not fulfilled then the Canada student visa will not be processed under SDS category.

We would further clarify this by below 2 scenarios

Scenario 1

You are an applicant with following conditions

  • You have paid one year tuition fees
  • You have GIC of Canadian dollars 10000
  • You have your upfront medical
  • You have a PTE score which is equivalent to IELTS overall 6.5 and 6 in each of the four modules of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Question 1 Would this Canada student visa application fall under SDS category?

Answer 1 No this Study in Canada application would not fall under SDS Category.

Question 2 Why this application would not fall under SDS category?

Answer This application would not fall under SDS category as one of the requirements of having IELTS 6 each is not met. No doubt you have equivalent PTE score but for the application to be processed under SDS category only IELTS as an English language test is acceptable. There is no other acceptable English language test.

Question 3 What do you need to do for this application to be considered under SDS category?

Answer 3 If you would like your Canada study visa application to be processed under SDS category you need to sit for IELTS and attach the IELTS score card of 6 in each of the four modules. In this way you would meet all the four requirements of SDS application.

Scenario 2

You are an applicant with following conditions

  • You have paid one semester tuition fees
  • You have GIC of Canadian dollars 10000
  • You have your upfront medical
  • You have IELTS overall 6.5 and 6 in each of the four modules of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Question 1 Would this Canada student visa application fall under SDS category?

Answer 1 No this Study in Canada application would not fall under SDS Category.

Question 2 Why this application would not fall under SDS category?

Answer This application would not fall under SDS category as one of the requirements of having paid full one year tuition fee is not met. No doubt you have paid for one semester of your tuition fees but for the application to be processed under SDS category full payment of first year of tuition fees is required.

Question 3 What do you need to do for this application to be considered under SDS category?

Answer 3 If you would like your Canada study visa application to be processed under SDS category you need to pay for balance of one year tuition fees .In this way you would meet all the four requirements of SDS application

It is strongly advised that you file your Canada student visa for 2022 under SDS category to avail faster and quicker processing time of your application. For applying your Canada study visa in 2022 you may contact West Highlander one of the best study in Canada consultant and avail the following services

  • Selection of a relevant and a reasonable course
  • Short listing of universities and colleges in Canada where you would like to study
  • Sending admission application
  • Preparing Canada study visa documentation checklist
  • Submission of Canada student visa application.