Get Your Study Permit Faster Through the Student Direct Stream

Prospective students from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines have the opportunity to provide additional information up-front and have their study permit processed faster using the Student Direct Stream (SDS).

Most Study Applications are processed within 20 days.

With additional information provided up-front, officers are able to process SDS applications more efficiently than other study permit applications.

This expansion of Student Direct Stream supports the Canadian Government’s goal of attracting students from a more diverse range of countries.

Who Can Apply

To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream, you must:

  • be a legal resident living in:
    • China
    • India
    • Pakistan
    • the Philippines or
    • Vietnam

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