International students from Morocco and Senegal are now eligible for the Student Direct Stream of Canada. The SDS fast-tracks study permit applications and the processing time can be as low as 20 days.
Effective from 9th September 2019, Senegal and Morocco have been added to the list of countries eligible for the Student Direct Stream. Other countries who are eligible for the SDS are India, Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan and China.
Under the Francophone Immigration Strategy, Canada plans to attract more French-speaking international students to the country. Expanding the SDS to include Senegal and Morocco supports the same strategy. The move also supports the International Education Strategy which plans to diversify the source countries for international students between 2019 and 2024.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that expanding the SDS enhances the tremendous economic, social, and cultural benefits that foreign students bring in.
Canada launched the Student Direct Stream in 2018. Nearly 54,000 international students transitioned to Permanent Residence in 2018, as per CIC News.
The main source of skilled overseas workers in Canada is the Federal Express Entry Program. Eligible candidates are invited based on their Comprehensive Ranking Score. The CRS is awarded based on factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency etc.
The higher your language proficiency in English or French, the more you can boost your CRS.
The Comprehensive Ranking System also awards additional points for education in Canada. This puts international students in a very good position to earn extra points for Permanent Residence in Canada.
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