The Student Direct Stream Expands in Order to Support Francophone Immigration to Canada

By Ella Bergquist September 2, 2019 1 min. read
SDS expanded to include students from Senegal and Morocco

On August 30, 2019 Canada made the Student Direct Stream (SDS) available to students from Senegal and Morocco beginning in September 9, 2019. The SDS aims to streamline student immigration by processing study permits quickly. Previously, SDS was available to students from China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam with the average processing time less than three weeks. In July of 2019, the SDS program was extended for students from Pakistan.

The expansion of the program was undertaken in order to meet the Government’s goal of attracting students from around the world. This was a priority that was identified in the International Education Strategy for 2019 to 2024. In addition, to meeting educational requirements, the Canadian government also would like to encourage more French speakers to study in Canada. By encouraging students from Senegal and Morocco, the Government is hoping to foster Francophone immigration.

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