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Canada | G4seven Immigration

Canada Study Visa


Students who have never been to Canada often have an image of it as the land of snow and hockey. What they find when they come to the country is quite different. Polar bears stick to the northern regions and there are beautiful seasons other than winter in Canada. Hockey is our national game but there are a thousand other sports and activities to choose from—some on sunny beaches, some near vast lakes or oceans, and some in the midst of busy modern cities.

Canada, the largest country of North – America and second largest country in the world, is a land of rich diversity, encompassing urban sophistication and abundant nature and wildlife. It is safe yet also exciting; stable yet also filled with adventure. It features cutting-edge technology, inspiring cultural icons, and a vibrant society that is open to everyone. Canadians tend to be modern, welcoming, and open-minded.

Across Canada are examples of excellence, innovation, and beauty, all of which—along with top-notch educational institutions—make Canada one of the leading study abroad destinations in the world especially among Indian Students. If one is to understand the significant role India plays in Canada's international education space, one need only look at the associated numbers. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the number of Indian students in the country grew by 40% in 2018. In 2019, more than 642,480 students choose Canada as a study destination for their higher studies. Moreover, Canada is also ranked #1 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for higher education achievement.




Most of the international student has dream, at some point or the other, of going overseas to pursue higher education. Why? There is not only one reason that stokes this desire but rather a compound of various factors or reasons. And when the idea does make its home inside the head of a driven student, it becomes difficult to resist the pull of ambition. The next step is deciding where to go and then, Canada is the first names comes in the mind of every student as it is conventionally been one of the top study abroad destinations alongside the UK, the US, and Australia. Also becoming quite popular among Indian students as well. If one is to understand the significant role India plays in Canada's international education space, one need only look at the associated numbers of students travelling to Canada every year for their higher studies.

The main reason why Indian students prefer to study in Canada has to do with the country's welcoming economic immigration gateway, the Express Entry system, which grants additional points for Canadian education. In addition, many Canadian provinces extend an opportunity of permanent residence for eligible International graduates of their universities.

Other key factors

  • 1. Wonderful Place To STUDY & LIVE - Since 2004, the United Nations has regularly ranked Canada in the top 10 countries in the world in its Quality of Life Index. Combining excellent educational institutions, an innovative economy, a tolerant and safe culture, and extra-ordinary beauty and multicultural society, Canada is an ideal destination for international students.
  • 2. Cost Efficient Education & Living - Canada offers some of the world's most affordable education facilities as compared to other top study abroad destinations due to this reason it boasts a rich diversity as people from the world over choose Canada as their education destination of choice. Along with that, Canada is one of the most progressive countries that offers a remarkable quality of life and enabling lifestyle and job opportunities.
  • 3. Part –Time Work Opportunity – Along with the studies, Canada is providing an opportunity to the International Students to work part time for 20 hours per week so that they could be able to pay their daily expenses. While students, who are enrolled in co-op programs can work full time.
  • 4. CANADA EDUCATION IS WORLD CLASS - Canada is also ranked #1 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for higher education achievement. Also The Times 2018–2019 World University Rankings placed nine Canadian universities in the top 200 (and four of these in the top 100). As well, Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities placed four Canadian institutions in its top 100, and 18 in the top 500.
  • 5. POST GRADUATE WORK PERMIT - After graduating from a reputed international university, International students prefer to seek jobs with their study abroad destination. And Canada is providing up to 3 years post graduate work permit after the course completion which is quite good opportunity for students. So, in order to be eligible for PGWP, you should have graduated from Designated Learning Institute who offers PGWP eligible programs.
  • 6. Research-Intensive - Canada also holds the distinction of being home to some of the world's most research-intensive universities. This is highlighted by the fact that Canada is one of the top destinations for scientific research in the world. Moreover, Canadian universities also provides lot of scholarship opportunities to the students participating in the research programs so that they can encourage talented youth.


Depending on the nature of the institution and the duration of the course, tertiary level education is available in both govt. and private institutes and are offering degrees, diplomas, certificate courses and attestations.

Following are the degrees awarded by Canadian Higher Education Institutions –

  • Certificate Course (One Year)
  • Diploma Level (Two Years)
  • Advanced Diploma (Three Years)
  • Fast track diplomas/ certificates (One or Two years)
  • Bachelor's Degree with or without honors (Three or Four years)
  • Post-graduate Certificates/ Diplomas (One or Two years)
  • Master's Degree (One or Two years)
  • Doctorate or Ph.D. (Four to Seven years)


Launched on 8th June 2018, Student Direct Stream (SDS) provides an opportunity to the students of some countries including India, to apply for this simplified visa process. Aim of this category is to provide more eligible candidates with the opportunity to study at Canadian Institutes. By meeting the requirements, students can get his/her visa application processed in just 20 days.


In order to be eligible for SDS Category, you must -

  • Have an acceptance letter from post- secondary designated learning institute
  • Have IELTS language test result that shows a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, listening, writing & speaking)
  • Proof of One Year tuition payment from the designated learning institution
  • Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000
  • Proof of upfront medical examination
  • CAQ if applying for Quebec Province

** Note – From 30th April 2019, applications are being accepted online under this category. So, student must need to apply online. No paper application is accepted now **



Students not meeting the requirements under SDS Category can still apply under General Category or Regular Study Permit or NON-SDS Category.

You can get your visa application processed under this category in 45-60 days.

In order to apply for General or Non- SDS Category, you need the following documents –

  • 1. Passport
  • 2. Letter of Acceptance from Designated Learning Institution
  • 3. Proof of tuition payment of one semester or year fees
  • 4. Proof of enough funds to pay one year fees and one year Living expenses
  • 5. Proof of upfront medical examination
  • 6. 2 Passport size photographs showing 80% face
  • 7. Academic Documents & language proficiency test results
  • 8. Affidavit of Support and Income proof documents
  • 9. CAQ if applying for Quebec Province


  • All Academics/ Passport/ Trf / Reg. fees (If any)
  • Select Relevant Course & Right College with our help
  • Get Offer Letter
  • Get Medical Done from Approved Panel Physician
  • Receive LOA & Investment Direction
  • Collect Income proofs/ Funds/ Support Affidavit
    (If applying under General Category)
  • Arrange all docs and Apply for Study visa
    (Apply online under SDS, under general category both online and paper applications accepted)
  • Get your Study Visa Approval
    (within 20 days, if applying under SDS and 45-60 days under NON-SDS)
  • Attend Pre- Departure Sessions Arranged by G4SEVEN TEAM
  • Let's Fly


I am Minor or under 18 years old, can I travel alone?
Yes, you can but you need to provide the contact information (including address, name and phone number) of the person taking care of you in Canada and also need to show the notarized authorization for travel signed by both of your parents at Entry port of Canada.
What is DLI? And how can I came to know that the institute for which I am applying have DLI No?
DLI is an institute which is approved by the Provincial Government for providing admissions to the international student. For complete province wise list, visit - http://bit.ly/2HMgN42
Am I assured of my study visa approval, if I apply under SDS?
No, Study Visa is not assured under SDS. This category only provides streamlined application process and fastest processing times of your applications but still you need to meet all the requirements of student visa for visa approvals.
Can I work while studying?
Yes, As an international student you are allowed to work 20 hours per week at the time of your academic sessions and full- time during regularly scheduled break.
Can I know about the SDS Colleges or Can I get its complete list ?
There is no separate list of SDS colleges, you can apply under SDS at any institute in Canada who has DLI No. For complete list of DLI Institute, visit - http://bit.ly/2HMgN42
How may I know that the institute for which I am applying is offering PGWP eligible programs?
You can visit the above mentioned DLI list of institutes and after opening the province wise list of institutes in the right section you find the option of "Offers PGWP Eligible Programs" and at the institutes where it is mentioned as "YES", that are eligible for PGWP and you can apply for that institutes.
What is Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)?
As according to the regulations of IRCC, you need to show $10,000 to cover your living expenses as a part of your study visa application and this requirement can be completed by purchasing GIC from the accepted Canadian Financial Institute. And you can show the proof of payment in your application. Some of the accepted Canadian financial institutions are SCOTIABANK, ICICI BANK & SBI Canada Bank.
I have done TOEFL/ PTE, can I apply for Canada STUDY VISA?
Most of the institutions of Canada are accepting TOEFL/ PTE for their Language Proficiency Requirements. And with these language tests you can also apply for STUDY VISA under General or NON- SDS Category.
Am I eligible to work as a part of co-op or internship program?
Yes you may as part of your co-op or internship program only if work is an essential part of your academic program. And to get eligible for work, you will need to apply for co-op work permit along with your study permit.
What about my GIC & Tuition fees, if my study visa get refused?
There is no need to worry about your GIC & Tuition fees if your STUDY VISA get refused as you can apply for their refunds by contacting financial institute for GIC & College or University for tuition payment. And the payment get refunded in about 6-8 weeks.

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