Study in Canada

Canada, the country beautiful, stretches from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north, is filled with happening and brimming cities including massive, multicultural Toronto; predominantly French-speaking Montréal and Québec City; Vancouver and Halifax on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, respectively; and Ottawa, the capital.


  • Qualifications recognized world over
  • Affordable Fees and Living Expenses
  • Post Study Work permit advantage
  • Outstanding Teaching Quality and study methodology
  • Global Education Advantage and Long-Term Career Prospects
  • Special set of Support Services specifically designed for international students
  • Canada Institutions are offering number of courses at Various levels; Vocation Education and Professional Education
  • Most of the cities in Canada have vibrant Indian Communities

Student Partnership Program Colleges-Canada

Student Partners Program (SPP) is administered by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). In Existence since April 2009, the main objective behind this program was to streamline admission and visa process for Canadian Community Colleges which would increase the number of visas issued to Indian students for studying at Canadian Community Colleges. A large number of Indian students apply to various specialized trade requirement based diploma and Post graduate diploma program at Community Colleges in Canada.

SPP was initially only open for the Indian nationals, however, owing to its success, the project has been extended to China as well. Under this program, nearly 40 Canadian colleges are listed and there are several other ACCC colleges which welcome Indian students.

Eligibility Criteria

Students need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for their application to be considered under the SPP program as detailed under;

  • An overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. The test score must not be older than two years.
  • A study gap of no more than five years is allowed, with certain exceptions made for students with a three year gap who have excellent grades with work experience.
  • Not more than 8 backlogs in recent studies are accepted under SPP.
  • The course applied must be relevant to the student’s previous study background and must add value to the previous education.
  • Minimum 50% score in their recently completed degree or diploma or Higher as per the SPP institution specific requirement.
  • Furnish proof of payment of the tuition fee for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP College).
  • Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada.
  • Students with previous study visa rejection are not allowed to reapply under SPP visa category.

Advantages of applying under SPP

Following are the major advantages of applying under SPP: -

  • Streamlined admission and visa guidelines for all SPP participating institutions.
  • Less visa documentation
  • Faster visa processing.

Working in Canada under SPP

    Whether a student has graduated from SPP College or non SPP College, the work permit is issued regardless. Every student must adhere to rules around Work Permit

    Under the prevailing work permit regulations in Canada, course period of two years or more entitles a student for a Post Study work permit of up to 3 years in Canada. However, if the course duration is one year or less than 1 year work permit eligibility is equal to their duration of study.

Student Visa Process

Universities in Canada

  • Humber College, Toronto
  • International College of Manitoba Ltd, Winnipeg – Manitoba leading to University of Manitoba
  • Fraser International College (FIC), Burnaby – BC leading to Simon Fraser University
  • Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • St. Lawrence, Ontario, Canada
  • Cambrian College, Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Royal Roads University International Study Centre
  • Arbutus College
  • Acsenda School of Management
  • Parkland College
  • Lakehead University
  • North Island College, Courtenay, British Columbia

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