(Student Partner Programme)
It is mandatory for all overseas students to get a Student Authorization and Visa before migrating to Canada for studies. A student must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations under normal circumstances. Kindly allow a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for your visa to be processed.
The SPP (Student Partnership Programme) is a new visa process launched by the Canadian High Commission, and is in effect from May 1’ 2009. The Student Partners Programme (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in coalition with the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). Here’s the current list of all participating SPP Colleges in Canada:
As per the Canadian constitution, Education is a provincial responsibility. Thus, there are considerable differences between the education systems of different Canadian provinces. But still, the standards throughout the country are uniformly high.
Post-secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions.
Universities: Canadian Universities are mainly public-funded. Thus, high-quality education is available for international students at lower tuition fees, as compared to their competing counterparts.
University Colleges: The University Colleges are integrated with the Canadian University System. They offer students a choice of either academic-oriented university degree programmes or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates.
Community colleges and technical institutes: They offer more vocational-oriented curriculum with small classes, off-campus course offerings, better laboratory and classroom space and an interactive teaching approach. Individuality to the Canadian colleges is offered by the combination of different employer-centered curriculum.
Technical/ Career College: This is a privately-owned and operated college. Their prime intent is to prepare the students for the job market after a short period of instructions. They emphasize more on practical expertise over a broad range of programmes.
For further information, contact our Study Visa Consultants for Canada.