Canada Visa Requirements
The Canadian Government provides an opportunity to all Indian students to study in the country but for that they are required to obtain a Study Permit before going to Canada.
Along with the study permit, students will also need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to get an entry in Canada. Study permit is a document that enables students to study in the country but TRV is a visa which allows students to enter in the Country.
The student can apply for a Study permit under the Student Partners Program (SPP) of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Canadian Immigration Programs in New Delhi and Chandigarh. To qualify for Study Permit Application under SPP the student should hold an unconditional offer letter from one of the universities/colleges that are included under this scheme.
SPP is currently open to Indian nationals only. It takes at least two months for students Visa to be processed.
Documents Checklist for SPP (STUDENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM):
⦁ SPP Checklist – Students can attach THIS checklist as a cover sheet to their application
⦁ Fully completed Application form (all questions answered), dated and signed, indicating students personal mailing address, reliable phone contact, and their personal email address
⦁ Original, valid passport as well as a photocopy of the biodata page
⦁ Family Information Form and Student Questionnaire
⦁ Two passport photographs with a white background and each family member requesting a visa. The photographs should have students’ name printed on the back, dated and taken in the past 6 months
⦁ Letter of Acceptance from students’ SPP educational institute in Canada stating unconditional admission, the course title, duration of the study, level of study, start date (multiple start dates, if applicable) and latest possible date of admission
⦁ Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) (if applicable)
⦁ IELTS test results have taken within the last 24 months with overall band not less than 6.0, with no individual band lower than 5.5
⦁ Photocopy of the most recent diploma/leaving certificate, and most recent mark sheets (for the entire program; consolidated mark sheets are NOT acceptable)
⦁ Copy of receipts for tuition payment provided by the SPP institution
⦁ Proof of funds: Students MUST demonstrate the purchase of a special (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for their first year in Canada. Please consult page 2 for information on how to obtain a GIC. Official GIC document is mandatory.
⦁ Copy of medical examination form IMM1017 if students are opted to undergo a medical examination before submitting their application
⦁ It is mandatory to complete a medical examination prior to submission application. Medical results are valid for one year.
⦁ Only one application per person per semester will be processed under the SPP (Student Partnership Program). Subsequent applications for the same semester following a refusal will NOT form part of SPP processing.
⦁ To file Study Permit application under SPP, it is mandatory to show a GIC certificate obtained from Scotia Bank proving that funds to the extent of CAD$ 10000 are available as living costs for the student.
⦁ After reviewing your application, the Visa officer will decide if an interview is necessary. The Visa interview will be taken at CHC, New Delhi.
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