Student Direct Scheme Canada (SDS) For Pakistan

Quick facts

Students applying for SDS must first be accepted at a Canadian learning institution (CLI   https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/prepare/designated-learning-institutions-list.html) that is designated to host international students. In addition, they must satisfy key criteria, such as submitting proof upfront of:

tuition payment for the first year of study at a designated learning institution in Canada.

purchase of a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000, ( find guidance below along with bank names).

completion of an upfront medical examination, (Detailed info along with address find below)

a qualifying score of at least 6 each  for English (IELTS), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens score of 7 for French (TEF), or graduation from a Canadian-curriculum high school.

 Requirements

Student must have an acceptance letter from a post-secondary designated learning institution.

Prove that you’ve paid the tuition fees for your first year of study

live outside of Canada when you apply and at time of Visa application must be in country on list of SDS program.

Have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAN$10,000 ( Details blow included bank names)

Have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion

This is only if you’re planning to study in Quebec

Get a medical exam before you apply (if you need one)

get a police certificate before you apply (if you need one)

have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript(s)

have a language test result that shows:

a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking and listening) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) .

Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)

Banks that offer GICs

A GIC is a Canadian investment that has a guaranteed rate of return for a fixed period of time. Many banks offer GICs.

You can get a GIC from a bank listed on the Canadian Deposit Insurance Company website. Make sure the bank you choose offers a GIC and meets the criteria for the Student Direct Stream.

The following banks offer GICs that meet the criteria:

· Bank of Beijing

· Bank of China

· Bank of Montreal

· Bank of Xian Co. Ltd.

· Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

· Habib Canadian Bank

· HSBC Bank of Canada

· ICICI Bank

· Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

· RBC Royal Bank

· SBI Canada Bank

· Scotiabank

GIC Application Process

The GIC application process is simple and straight-forward.

Step 1: Register for bank secured email service

Students must register online with an authorized Canadian bank (List mentioned above) by filling up the personal details. Register for the secure emails service of the Canadian bank. Once registered, you’ll get a password, using which you can log into your secured email account. The GIC Application Form will be sent to your secured email account.

Step 2: Submit the Student GIC Program Application

After registering for a secure email account, you’ll get an email with a link to the Student GIC Program application form.

Students can submit the Student GIC Program application form online or offline.

For online mode, you must fill the form completely and submit it along with the scanned copy of your admission letter and passport online via their secure email account.

** The processing time of application is 5 business days.

Step 3: Fund your account

Upon submission of the Student GIC Program Application, you’ll receive an ‘Investment Account Number’ along with funding details on your secure email. Fund the ‘Canada Student GIC Program’ account with C$10,000, plus C$150 as processing fee using any bank account in Pakistan.

After remitting the C$10,000 into your GIC account with the bank in Canada, you’ll receive an ‘Investment Balance Confirmation’ in your Investment account.

Medical centers in Pakistan 

The following Panel Physicians are available in this country – ordered by city:

City: Islamabad

Name: IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre, Islamabad

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre, Islamabad,

2nd Floor of Maroof International Hospital, F10 Markaz,

Islamabad, Pakistan, 44000

E-mail: [email protected] (This panel physician or clinic provides services paid by Interim Federal Health Program. Ce professionnel désigné ou cette clinique offrent des services payés par le Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire.)

Telephone: Call Centre #(UAN): +92 (051)111-466-472

City: Karachi

Name: IOM Migration Health Unit Karachi Pakistan

Address: IOM Migration Health Unit Karachi Pakistan,

House # F/12, PECHS, Block 6, Shahra-e-Faisal,

Near KFC (Nursery) Karachi,

74200

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: + 92 (21) 34385612

City: Karachi Sindh 

Name: IOM Karachi Migration Health Assessment Center, Karachi

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Center, Karachi,

Plot # F-14, PECHS, Block 6, Shahra-e-Faisal, Near KFC,

E-mail: [email protected] (This panel physician or clinic provides services paid by Interim Federal Health Program. Ce professionnel désigné ou cette clinique offrent des services payés par le Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire.)

Telephone: Call Centre #(UAN): +92 (051)111-466-472

City: Lahore

Name: IOM Lahore Migration Health Assessment Center, Lahore

Address: IOM Migration Health Assessment Center, Lahore,

IOM MHAC, 70-H, (near D-Ground) Gulberg-III,

Punjab,

54000

E-mail: [email protected] (This panel physician or clinic provides services paid by Interim Federal Health Program. Ce professionnel désigné ou cette clinique offrent des services payés par le Programme fédéral de santé intérimaire.)

Telephone: Call Centre #(UAN): +92 (051)111-466-472

 Apply for Study Permit/Visa

Apply for the Canadian study permit/visa to the Canadian visa office in your country. Submit a copy of your ‘Investment Balance Confirmation’ along with your Study Permit/Visa application. The visa processing will be quick and convenient.

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