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CANADA STUDENT VISA

Canada has become one of the top 3 destinations for students who choose to study abroad. Over the past 3 years, the number of students coming to Canada for Secondary, Post Secondary, Post Graduate, Ph.D. and even English Language courses has grown exponentially and are arriving every year in hundreds of thousands.

The primary reasons for Canada being so popular amongst International Students are the safe and welcoming communities, relative lower tuition compared to most Commonwealth countries, ability to get up to 3 years of Post Graduation Work Permit and most importantly the ease of applying for Permanent Residency along with family. Many students who become permanent residents eventually take up Canadian citizenship and also sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residency.

Canada Student Visa has two major Visa Streams depicted blow. This chart explains the process flow from admission until visa decision.

Application outside Quebec province

Study Direct Stream (SDS)
  1. Counselling and shortlisting of courses
  2. Sign retainer & submit documents for admission
  3. Receive confirmed admission or pre-admit letter.
  4. Complete requirements to receive final LOA, if only pre-admit letter is received
  5. Pay tuition fee before deadline. Full tuition payment strongly advisable
  6. Complete GIC account set-up & deposit transfer
    (CAD $10,000 + bank fee $150 to $200)
  7. Submit online visa application, IELTS 6.0 in each band mandatory
  8. VISA Grant
Regular Stream (General)
  1. Counselling and shortlisting of courses
  2. Sign retainer & submit documents for admission
  3. Receive confirmed admission or pre-admit letter.
  4. Complete requirements to receive final LOA, if only pre-admit letter is received
  5. Pay tuition fee before deadline. Full tuition payment strongly advisable
  6. Complete GIC account set up and deposit transfer
    (CAD $10,000 + bank fee $150 to $200)
  7. Submit online visa application, IELTS 6.0, not less than 5.5 advisable
  8. VISA Grant

Application Quebec province

Study Direct Stream (SDS)
  1. Counselling and shortlisting of courses
  2. Sign retainer & submit documents for admission
  3. Receive confirmed admission or pre-admit letter.
  4. Complete requirements to receive final LOA, if only pre-admit letter is received
  5. Pay tuition fee before deadline. Full tuition payment strongly advisable
  6. Apply for Certificate of Acceptance for Quebec (CAQ)
  7. Complete GIC account set up and deposit transfer
    (CAD $10,000 + bank fee $150 to $200)
  8. Submit online visa application, IELTS 6.0 in each band mandatory.
  9. VISA Grant
Regular Stream (General)
  1. Counselling and shortlisting of courses
  2. Sign retainer & submit documents for admission
  3. Receive confirmed admission or pre-admit letter.
  4. Complete requirements to receive final LOA, if only pre-admit letter is received
  5. Pay tuition fee before deadline. Full tuition payment strongly advisable
  6. Apply for Certificate of Acceptance for Quebec (CAQ)
  7. Complete GIC account set up and deposit transfer
    (CAD $10,000 + bank fee $150 to $200)
  8. Submit online visa application, IELTS overall 6.0 no band below 5.5 advisable.
  9. VISA Grant

For more information on Canada student visa, please email your updated resume to student@universalimmigration.com for eligibility assessment. You can also contact one of our branch offices listed here.

If you would like to shortlist courses, please visit our Course Finder page.