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.
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
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 panel 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 Consultants.