Pakistani Students can get study permit in 20 days with SDS
According to IRCC (CIC), Pakistani students are now eligible for Canada’s Student Direct Stream. The Student Direct Stream or SDS reduces the time needed for students from eligible countries to get their student visa around 20 days.
Students who are already coming from the eligible countries such as China, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam have the option to apply for their study visas through the SDS.
The stream has been introduced by the Government of Canada back in 2018. The main goal of the program is to attract international students to Canada from a more diverse range of countries around the world.
In general, the period of time takes to process study permit applications for international students from Pakistan is 8 weeks.
During the speech, Ahmed Hussen, Canadas Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship announced Pakistans inclusion in the Student Direct Stream and noted that they were enhancing the tremendous cultural, social and economic benefits that international students provide.
However, please note that if you are a student planning to make a study permit application through SDS, then you need to provide more information upfront. It is necessary for potential students to provide language proficiency test results either in English (IELTS) or in French (TEF). Also, students must demonstrate proof of tuition payment for the first year of their academic studies. Another, requirement for the application is that prospective international students must be living outside Canada when they prepare to apply.
According to IRCC, extra requirement up front enable officials to evaluate requests and decide faster.
The postgraduate work permit may be available to international students who obtain a qualification from Canadian Universities and colleges.
Also, international students who have a combination of Canadian education and Canadian work experience become ideal candidates to obtain permanent residency. They may apply for Canadian PR Card using one of Canada’s Federal or Provincial immigration programs.