STUDENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

The Canada in India Student Partners Program (popularly known as SPP) is a joint pilot project between Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). Launched in April 2009, the main objective behind this program was to streamline admission and visa process for Canadian Community Colleges which would increase the number of visas issued to Indian students for studying at Canadian Community Colleges. A large number of Indian students apply to various specialized trade requirement based diploma and Post graduate diploma program at Community Colleges in Canada.

SPP was initially only open for the Indian nationals, but gauging how successful it turned out to be, the project has been extended to China as well. Under this program, nearly 47 Canadian colleges are listed and there are several other ACCC colleges which welcome Indian students.

Students planning to pursue studies in Canada can apply to any of the participating SPP colleges. Applications under this program receive prompt processing and a fair decision based on the documents furnished by the students. In case an applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the college applied to, then he/she will be considered under the SPP program.

Eligibility Criteria to apply under SPP (For Post-Secondary Programs:)

  • Overall IELTs score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in the past 24 months.
  • A study gap no larger than 2 years. Some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a 3 year gap.
  • Admission into a 2 or 3 year program* – may only have 6 failures. If an applicant has an overall average of 65%, they may accept 8 failures.
  • Admission into a 4 year program – may only have 8 failures. If an applicant has an overall average of 65% they may accept 10 failures.
  • Program must be complimentary and value added to their previous education.
  • Student should have a minimum Second Class of C level with an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.
  • Furnish proof of payment of the tuition fee for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP College).
  • Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada.
  • Students with previous study visa rejection are not allowed to reapply under SPP visa category.

Eligibility Criteria to apply under SPP (For Graduate and Post-Graduate Programs:)

  • Overall IELTS Score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in the past 24 months.
  • A study gap no larger than 5 years. Some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a 6 year gap.
  • Admission into a 2 or 3 year program* – may only have 6 failures. If an applicant has an overall average of 65%, they may accept 8 failures.
  • dmission into a 4 year program – may only have 8 failures. If an applicant has an overall average of 65% they may accept 10 failures.
  • Program must be complimentary and value added to their previous education.
  • Student should have a minimum Second Class of C level with an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.
  • Furnish proof of payment of the tuition fee for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP College).
  • Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada.
  • Students with previous study visa rejection are not allowed to reapply under SPP visa category.