Student Direct Stream

Student Direct Stream

The Student Direct Stream helps in the faster processing of study permit applications. And considers the location from where the applicant is applying for faster processing of the study permit application.


Who can apply to the
Student Direct Stream?

 To apply under this stream, meet the following terms:

  • Firstly, be a legal resident of 1 of the following countries:
    • China
    • India
    • Morocco
    • Pakistan
    • the Philippines
    • Senegal
    • Vietnam
  • Secondly, must have an acceptance letter.
    • Also, this letter must be issued by the post-secondary DLI where the applicant has taken admission to study.
  • Also, be outside Canada, when applying for a study permit.
  • Submit proof of paying tuition fees for the 1st year of study.
  • Must have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GEC) of CAN$10,000
  • Besides, if planning to study in Quebec:
  • If applicable, get a medical exam and police certificate a police certificate.
  • Further, have recent secondary or post-secondary transcripts.
  • Finally, give language test results for English/French.
    • English: IELTS test – minimum score requirement of CLB 6.0 in all 4 skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing); or
    • French: TEF test – minimum score requirement of NCLC 7 in all 4 skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, writing).


Who can not apply to this stream?

In case an applicant is from a country that is not covered by this stream, the applicant must apply for a regular study permit process. In case an applicant is from 1 of the countries mentioned above but currently is living in another, or does not meet the terms of this stream then the applicant can choose to apply for regular processing of their study permit.


Get the spouse or partner or children to Canada

Under the Student Direct Stream, the applicant can submit applications for its spouse or common-law partner and dependent children for faster processing of their:

  • visitor visa
  • work permit
  • study permit


How to Apply?

To apply to the Student Direct Stream, an applicant must do the following:

  • Check if it meets all the terms of the stream.
  • Submit a complete application with all supporting documents.

Finally, if Canada approves the application, then the applicant will get:

  • A letter of introduction
    • This letter is not a study permit but helps in entry to Canada.
  • an electronic travel authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa (temporary resident visa) (whichever is applicable).

When the applicant gets their study permit, it must meet all the study permit terms and conditions applicable.

Please Contact Us to know more about getting a quick and easy study permit or complete our Online Free Assessment now.