Changes made by IRCC to the SPP Program

We wish to bring to your immediate attention the information provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regarding the changes being made to the existing SPP program from India. The name of the program is being changed to Study Direct Stream (SDS). The students wishing to apply through the SDS program will have to meet the following criteria

1.  Provide Academic IELTS results with an overall 6.0 as well as a 6.0 for all sub-bands, listening, reading, writing and speaking. (For all PG programs at Camosun College we will continue to seek an overall of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0)
2.  Provide a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000 as proof of ability to self-support.
3.  Provide proof of tuition payment for the first year (CAD15000 for Camosun College programs)

These changes will be applicable to all study permit applications received from February 1, 2018 irrespective of the date of the LOA / Offer letter.

Camosun College will be implementing the above changes with immediate effect for all applications received and under process for all our UG programs as of December 20, 2017. All applications for the UG programs received after December 20th will be reviewed under the new criteria. Kindly inform your entire team members about the changes and the new criteria to ensure that all applications sent from now onwards meet these requirements.

The students who already have an Unconditional Offer letter under the previous guidelines must ensure that they complete all the formalities well in time to be able to apply for the study permit much before February 1, 2018. In case of delay they will be required to meet the new criteria to get the final LOA from Camosun College.

We will continue to share with you any updates to the new SDS program as and when communicated to us by the IRCC.

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