Student Direct Stream Now Available in 7 More Countries

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Updates

Through the Student Direct Stream (SDS), eligible international students may be able to get your study permit faster.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has recently announced that Student Direct Stream (SDS) is now available in 7 more Caribbean and Central and South American countries.
Starting July 9, 2021, applicants will be able to apply for a study permit using the Student Direct Stream (SDS) if they live in:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Peru
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago

In total, eligible international students in 14 countries may now be able to get their study permit faster through the Student Direct Stream. Learn more about how it works: Student Direct Stream: About the process –