Student Direct Stream (SDS) is now available in 7 additional Caribbean and Central and South American countries

Date Announced:

July 9, 2021


The SDS was launched in 2018 as an option to support faster processing for eligible post-secondary students. Through the SDS, an applicant provides additional information up front, allowing officers to make a thorough assessment and final decision quickly. With the additional countries announced today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is now offering the SDS to students in a total of 14 countries. IRCC is committed to the continued expansion of the SDS in support of Canada’s International Education Strategy (2019–2024) and its goal of welcoming more international students from a broad range of source countries.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

International students


Student Direct Stream (SDS)

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