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Study Direct Stream (SDS)

Studying in Canada is made simpler and faster with the new Study Direct Stream!

The Study Direct Stream (SDS) provides a streamlined study permit application process for students who will directly enter their program or course of choice at an eligible Canadian school. Because of faster processing time and fewer financial documents required, the application process is much simpler for Filipinos.

Under the regular application process for studying in Canada, you must prove that you have enough funding to pay for tuition fees, transportation and living expenses of yourself and your family (if applicable).  According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada guidelines, a single person without dependents is required approximately $10,000 CAD per year, not including tuition fees, to cover living expenses.

Rather than additional financial documents, qualifying applicants under SDS can instead submit a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution, which will be used to support their application. This financial statement and proof is fulfilled by purchasing a GIC from a participating Canadian financial institution. 

To learn more, visit the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines website.

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