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Study in Canada- How to Apply Student Visa Under SPP?

Last Updated on November 14, 2017 by West Highlander

Numerous students aspire to study in Canada. This is because of the better employment opportunities and enhanced lifestyle offered in Canada.  Canada is one of the best countries in the world to study and get high quality education. The degrees and educational qualifications of Canada are accepted by the world recognized colleges and universities all around the world.

Numerous students aspire to study in Canada under SPP. But they lack proper knowledge and guidance in order to do so. To study in Canada under SPP colleges and universities in Canada, you must know about the program in detail.  In this article, the experts of West Highlander are going to enlighten students aiming to study in Canada under SPP.

What is SPP?

Student Partners Program, commonly known as SPP is a program developed by Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in partnership.  It is an arrangement launched in April 2009 to streamline visa processing and admission for Canadian Community Colleges. This program was launched with an aim of increasing the number of visas issued to Indian students for studying in Canadian Community Colleges.

The SPP was initially started for the Indian nationals, but now it has also been extended to China as well.  Under SPP program Canada, 47 Canadian colleges are listed which welcome Indian students.  This program is specially designed for Indian students aspiring to study in Canada.  Students must meet several requirements of the participating colleges to get visa.

Benefits of Applying through SPP Canada

  • Faster Processing of Visa applications
  • Lesser Visa Documentation
  • Streamlined visa and admission guidelines

Eligibility Criteria to Apply Under SPP Canada

Students aiming to study in Canada does not need to apply for SPP Canada separately, but can directly apply to a participating college and if their application meets the criteria, they may be considered under the program.  Students must submit their applications at least three months before the commencement of the academic course.  Students are also required to pass a medical exam.  Furthermore, they are also able to demonstrate that their intentions of returning to home after the completion of the studies are clear.

  • Student must have IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 for undergraduate students and score of overall 6.5 bands with no less than 6.0 for post graduate programs.
  • Study gap of no more than two years
  • Minimum score of 50% in their recently completed degree or diploma
  • Payment of one semester tuition fees
  • Work Experience (If applicable)
  • Medical examination Test
  • Original Passport
  • Letter of Acceptance from reputed learning institute
  • GIC (Compulsory)

List of SPP Colleges and Universities Canada

  1. Algonquin College
  2. Assiniboine Community College
  3. Bow Valley College
  4. Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
  5. Camosun College
  6. Canadore College
  7. Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  8. College of New Caledonia
  9. College of the Rockies
  10. Columbia College
  11. Conestoga College
  12. Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
  13. Douglas College
  14. Durham College
  15. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
  16. Fleming College
  17. George Brown College
  18. Georgian College of Arts & Technology
  19. Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  20. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  21. Lakeland College
  22. Langara College
  23. Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  24. LaSalle College
  25. Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
  26. Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
  27. Medicine Hat College
  28. Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
  29. Niagara College
  30. North Island College
  31. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  32. Northern College
  33. Northern Lights
  34. NorQuest College
  35. Okanagan College
  36. Parkland College
  37. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
  38. Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  39. Sault College
  40. Selkirk College
  41. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
  42. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  43. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
  44. Lawrence College
  45. University of The Fraser Valley
  46. Vancouver Community College
  47. Vancouver Island University

Work Eligibility in Canada under SPP

Work visa is open to all international students those have effectively graduated from recognized college or university in Canada whether under SPP colleges or non SPP colleges.  As per the current Canadian work visa regulations, students who have course duration of two years are eligible to get a post study work permit for 3 years duration. However, students whose course duration is of one year or less are eligible for work permit equal to the duration of the course they are enrolled in.

Student Visa Processing Under Non-SPP

 The student visa processing under Non-SPP is different from that of SPP.  The documents and visa processing is different and more detailed in case of non-SPP.  The major difference between the SPP and non-SPP application is the detailed requirement of the financial stability and source of income.  Additional requirements to meet under non-SPP are-

  • Acceptance letter from college
  • IELTS overall band of 6.0 for undergraduate courses and overall band of 6.5 for post graduate programs
  • Work Experience
  • Tuition fee Payment
  • Medical Test
  • Income tax return documents
  • GIC (Optional)/Educational Loan

Canada Course Graduate Consultants in Chandigarh

It is extremely important that you apply through an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable consultant for studying in Canada. Not only experienced immigration consultant in Chandigarh is capable of giving you expert advice but also assist you in lodging visa application so that you can be granted visa easily.  If you are looking for best overseas educational consultants in Chandigarh, then West Highlander is the right destination for you. West Highlander is a group of best immigration consultants in Chandigarh who have more than 15 years of experience in the immigration industry.  The director of West Highlander- Ms Parwinder Kaur has successfully completed the Canada Course for Education Agents formal test and is a Canada Course Graduate. West Highlander is also a member iCARE Canada. Turn to the experts of West Highlander to seek updated information regarding SPP Canada.