Student Direct Stream (SDS)

The Student Direct Stream (SDS) is an expedited study permit processing program for those who are applying to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI). The SDS is available to legal residents who also reside in

  • China
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Vietnam

To be eligible, applicants must meet specific requirements by providing documentation up front.

Please check the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for more information and instructions.

The amount billed on the SDS payments is an estimate of fees for the year, based on a flat rate average for all programs.  Exact tuition rates are updated every year. You are responsible for checking the amount per credit hour for your program. Depending on your program and the number of courses you take, you may end up owning more or less for the year.  If you have paid more than the amount owed for the year, it will sit in your account as a credit; if you have paid less, you will be billed the difference.

Proof of Acceptance Letter and SDS

Your Proof of Acceptance letter, the document that you will use to apply for a study permit, will need to indicate if you are applying through the SDS process. Please let us know if you are going to apply Direct Stream by emailing.


In order to apply SDS, you will need to show proof of payment for one year tuition. OGS Canada and Student Financial Services will work with you to get a bill generated for the entire year.

Currently, there are payment options via credit card and wire. [email protected] is able to answer questions, or direct you to the correct office.