Study Direct Stream (SDS) Program will speed up the processing time for full-time studies for Canada

Last Updated on December 11, 2018 by West Highlander Team

An announcement was made several times that the Study Direct Stream will be implemented in February 2018 and then in March 2018 in India but no development has been seen so far. After speculations of implementation of Study Direct Stream, some SPP colleges have been adopted the policy of SDS program.

Although, it is not officially announced but some colleges have adopted the policies come under SDS. The Requirements of the program will surely influence the overall student numbers planning to go Canada. The one thing which would impact the students is IELTS band score which is increased 5.5 each skill to 6.0 in each skill for the post-secondary diploma programs.

It has been seen that Canadian SPP colleges have received student application more their capacity in recent time intakes and turnaround time for a letter of acceptance has also gone up from 2 weeks to 6-8 weeks. This is because around47 SPP colleges in Canada and Indian Students prefer to study with one of them not only for quality education but also for streamlined visa processing and positive results.

You might be thinking what the basic purpose of the Study Direct Stream is? The program helps you to speed up the processing for the full-time studies attending universities and colleges in Canada. The program is supported by the Scotiabank which is Canada’s one of the leading financial institutions. Being an eligible student you are offered to purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC), which will satisfy the financial Statement requirement of the SDS program.

The key reasons for choosing Canada as study abroad destination are world-class institutions, lower cost, safe and healthy environment for students and can work while studying. They are eligible for Post Graduate Work Permit and then Apply for Permanent Resident in Canada.

Under this SDS scheme there is faster processing of the Canada student visa application. The applicants wishing to study in Canada must understand that it is only the visa documentation that is simple and easy under this Student Direct Stream (SDS) scheme which is the second step of your study permit application for Canada. Having offer letter of a relevant and a right level course is must for good chances of study visa to Canada to be successful. At West Highlander we make sure that the student is counsel about relevant course. The students have now wide choice of colleges as the requirement under SDS scheme is to have offer letter from a Designated Learning Institute. At West Highlander we provide students with number of college options with intakes in immediate 2 or 3 months- the time require to process student visa applications under SDS Scheme .