Best Colleges and Universities

  • Seneca College
  • Centennial College
  • Langara College
  • George Brown College
  • Lambton College
  • Thompson Rivers University

Undergraduate Programs:

  • High School (Grade 12) or equivalent with a minimum average score of 60%
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in each band

Work Opportunities

  • Part Time: Up to 20 hours per week during the school term
  • Full Time: Up to 40 hours per week during school breaks

Student Living Costs

  • Refugees and Citizenship Canada for students to show they can cover their living expenses is CAD 10,000 per year (or CAD 11,000 for Quebec). Eligible Indian students who deposit this into a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) at an approved bank can expect faster visa processing through the Student Direct Stream (SDS) program.

Student Visa For Canada

The visa is a legal document that permits a person to travel that country whether for vacation, study or employment purpose based on the duration mentioned on the document. A student therefore requires a student visa that allows him/ her to stay for the duration of the course study and also allows him/her certain privileges (such as permit to work part time) as per the rules of that country.

An applicant must be able to convince the Consulate Representative handling the visa that she/he has “a permanent residence in India which he/she has no intention of abandoning.


  1. SPP Checklist – Attach THIS checklist as a cover sheet to your application.
  2. Application form fully completed (all questions answered), dated and signed, indicating your personal mailing address, reliable phone contact, and your personal email address (if you agree to e-mail communications).
  3. Original, valid passport for yourself, as well as a photocopy of the bio data page
  4. Family Information Form and Student Questionnaire (leaving no gaps).
  5. Two passport photographs with a white background for yourself and each family member requesting a visa. The photographs should have your name printed on the back, dated and taken in the past 6 months.
  6. Letter of Acceptance from your SPP educational institute in Canada stating unconditional admission, course title, duration of study, level of study, start date (multiple start dates, if applicable) and latest possible date of admission.
  7. Use of a Representative form (IMM 5476) (if applicable)
  8. IELTS test results taken within last 24 months with overall band not less than 6.0, with no individual band lower than 5.5.
  9. Photocopy of the most recent diploma/leaving certificate, and most recent mark sheets (for entire program; consolidated mark sheets are NOT acceptable)
  10. Copy of receipts for tuition payment provided by the SPP institution.
  11. Proof of funds: You 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 your first year in Canada. Please consult page 2 for information on how to obtain a GIC. Official GIC document is mandatory.
  12. Copy of medical examination form IMM1017 if you opted to undergo a medical examination before submitting your application.

Notes :

  1. It is mandatory to complete a medical examination prior to submission of your application. Medical results are valid for one year
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. After reviewing your application, the Visa officer will decide if an interview is necessary. The Visa interview will be taken at CHC, New Delhi

Test Requirements

Canada is an English speaking nation. Hence, it is pivotal that a student aspiring to study in Canada be proficient in the language. A good way of demonstrating your proficiency is by giving the standard International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exams.

Besides these, there are several other exams that a student might have to take. Depending on the school applied to or course of study, it may be recommended or even mandatory to appear for one or more of the following tests:

For Undergraduate Study:
For Postgraduate Study: