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Canada Student Partnership Program SPP - Application Process, Eligibility, Colleges

Canada Student Partnership Program

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) along with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) had launched a unique partnership program for students from India, to encourage Indian students to pursue their higher education in Canada. The Student Partnership Program(SPP) was Initially open for students from India, and it aims to streamline the admission as well as the student visa processes for students who plan to study in Canada. The SPP can be very useful for all those students who are aiming to study in Canada, as the application process has been simplified to a large extent, allowing students to obtain a Canada study visa with very little need for documentation. Ever since the program has been started, there has been a rapid rise in the number of successfully issued Canada Student Visas.

What are the Advantages of Canada Student Visa SPP?

The SPP has many advantages for students from India, such as

  1.  The entire process for admission to all universities, which are aligned with the program has been streamlined and has been made hassle-free for prospective students
  2. The students have fewer guidelines while Applying for Canada Student Visa through SPP
  3. The SPP allows for faster processing of Canadian study visas.

What is the Process for Canada Student SPP?

If you are a student applying through the SPP, then you will first need to apply to a college that is participating in the program. Your application will be considered on its merits by the university, and a decision will be made based on the merits of your case. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be considered under the program for granting a student visa. Only students who are planning to enroll in full-time courses to study in Canada, and are citizens from India, or China, can apply for this program.

Colleges Affiliated with the Canada Student Visa SPP

The following colleges and top universities in Canada accept students under the SPP program

  1. Algonquin College
  2. Selkirk College
  3. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
  4. Sault College
  5. Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  6. Okanagan College
  7. Parkland College
  8. NorQuest College
  9. Northern Lights
  10. Northern College
  11. North Island College
  12. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  13. Niagara College
  14. Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
  15. Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
  16. Medicine Hat College
  17. LaSalle College
  18. Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
  19. Langara College
  20. Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  21. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
  22. University of the Fraser Valley
  23. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  24. Vancouver Community College
  25. St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
  26. Vancouver Island University
  27. St. Lawrence College
  28. Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
  29. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  30. Conestoga College
  31. Lakeland College
  32. Columbia College
  33. Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  34. College of the Rockies
  35. Douglas College
  36. College of New Caledonia
  37. Durham College
  38. Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  39. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
  40. Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
  41. Fleming College
  42. Canadore College
  43. Camosun College
  44. Bow Valley College
  45. George Brown College
  46. Assiniboine Community College
  47. Georgian College of Arts & Technology
Before you apply for the SPP, you will need to get in touch with the college or university of your choice, to know if they are accepting students for the program and also to get more information on the same. The SPP will also allow colleges to make sure of your compliance with the Canada study visa program.

[Read More: Top Scholarships for Study in Canadian Universities]

What are the Eligibility Criteria for SPP?

You will need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria, to be accepted for the SPP program

  • You will need to have scored at least 6.0 overall in your IELTS exam, which has been taken within the last 2 years.
  • You should have completed your 12th grade within the last two years of application or should have completed your undergraduate program within the last five years of your application.
  • You cannot have more than 8 backlogs in your latest exams
  • You will need to apply for a course, that is relevant to your academic background and can add value to your future career plans
  • You will need to have scored at least 50% in your latest degree or diploma before applying for the program
  • You should be able to provide proof of payment of your tuition fee for the first semester or first year as may be required
  • You will need to show proof of purchase of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) worth 10,000 CAD, which can cover your living expenses for your first year in Canada.
  • You should not have been rejected or debarred from a Canada student visa before

[Read More: A Guide to Choose the Best College to Study in Canada]

How to Apply for a College through the SPP?

You will find that the admission process is simpler and streamlined when you apply through the SPP, you will have to take the following steps

  1. You will have to submit your documents as per the requirements of the program
  2. You will need to submit a copy of your medical examination by going to any of the designated panels of Doctors
  3. You will need to provide a photocopy of the pages of your passport, which show your personal details along with your picture.
  4. You will need to provide a letter of acceptance from a college that is linked to the SPP.
  5. You will also need to submit a signed declaration stating that you have included all the documents that are required and the information provided is true and error-free to the best of your knowledge
  6. If a case of misrepresentation is proved against you, it can debar you from entry into the country for up to 5 years

For more help and guidance to apply for Canada Student Partnership Program(SPP), get in touch with our Expert Canada Education Counselors.


Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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