Sunday, 20 March 2016

Apply to SPP Colleges for quick and easy Canada Student Visa

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SPP (The Student Partners Program) was developed in partnership between the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). It is an arrangement between selected Canadian educational institutions and Canadian High Commission in India to provide quick and easy study visa for the prospective students of participating institutions in Canada.

The main objective of this program is to increase the number of Canadian student visa issued to Indian students and to make the admissions-visa process more efficient. 

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As a student you do not have to apply for the SPP separately; you need to apply to a participating college and if your application meets the specific criteria, you may be considered under the program. It is recommended that you submit your application at least three months before the beginning of the academic course.

You need to undergo a compulsory medical examination before submitting your visa application by visiting one of the Designated Medical Practitioners (DMP) in India. See the complete list of the physician’s on DMP panel.

Working in Canada under SPP

Work permit/visa is open to all international students, who have successfully graduated from any of the accredited university/college in Canada. They could be the SPP colleges or non-SPP colleges. The work visa has its own different requirements which every student has to qualify in order to work in Canada.
According to the current Canadian work visa regulations, those with course duration of two years or more will get a ‘Post Study work permit’ for the same duration (maximum 3 years). On the other hand, those with course duration of one year or less are eligible for work permit equal to the duration of the course.

Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned above, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for your application to be considered under the SPP. Here are the eligibility criteria:

For Undergraduate Degrees -

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in the past two years.
  • Study gap of no more than two years, with some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a three year gap.
  • The program applied for must be complimentary and should add value to the previous education.
  • Student should have an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.  
  • Proof of tuition payment for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP institution).
  • The purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.
  • If you have previously been refused Canadian student visa, you are not eligible to apply under SPP.

For Post Graduate Degrees -

  • Overall IELTS Score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in the past 24 months.
  • Study gap of no more than 5 years, with some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a six year gap.
  • Program must be complimentary and value added to their previous education.
  • Student should have a minimum Second Class of C level with an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.
  • Proof of tuition payment for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP institution).
  • The purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.
  • You should have graduated with not more than eight backlogs in your previous degree.
  • If you have previously been refused Canadian student visa, you are not eligible to apply under SPP.

Below is the current list of participating ACCC members Universities/Colleges –

  1. Algonquin College - Ottawa (Ontario)
  2. Bow Valley College - Calgary (Alberta)
  3. Cambrian College - Greater Sudbury (Ontario)
  4. Camosun College - Victoria (British Columbia)
  5. Centennial College - Toronto (Ontario)
  6. College of New Caledonia - Prince George (British Columbia)
  7. College of the Rockies - Cranbrook (British Columbia)
  8. Conestoga College - Kitchener (Ontario)
  9. Columbia College - Vancouver (British Columbia)
  10. Douglas College - Vancouver (British Columbia)
  11. Durham College - Oshawa (Ontario)
  12. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology - London (Ontario)
  13. Fleming College - Peterborough (Ontario)
  14. George Brown College - Toronto (Ontario)
  15. Georgian College - North Bay (Ontario)
  16. Humber College - Toronto (Ontario)
  17. Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey (British Columbia)
  18. Langara College - Vancouver (British Columbia)
  19. Lambton College – Sarnia (Ontario)
  20. Loyalist College - Belleville (Ontario)
  21. Medicine Hat College - Calgary (Alberta)
  22. Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology - Hamilton (Ontario)
  23. Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology - Waterloo (Ontario)
  24. North Island College - Courtenay (British Columbia)
  25. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - Edmonton (Alberta)
  26. Northern College - Timmins (Ontario)
  27. Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek (British Columbia)
  28. Okanagan College - Kelowna (British Columbia)
  29. Parkland College - Melville (Saskatchewan)
  30. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology - Winnipeg (Manitoba)
  31. Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
  32. Selkirk College - Castlegar (British Columbia)
  33. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology - Toronto (Ontario)
  34. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning - Oakville (Ontario)
  35. St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology - Windsor (Ontario)
  36. St. Lawrence College - Kingston (Ontario)
  37. University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford (British Columbia)
  38. Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo (British Columbia)
  39. Winnipeg Technical College - Winnipeg (Manitoba)

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