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Application for admission to educational institutes in Canada is a lot easier than other countries. Requirements vary by program and institute, but generally include submission of academic records, scores for standardized tests such as IELTS or TOEFL, proof of finance as well as identification.

The Student Partners Program (SPP) is an administrative framework designed and implemented in partnership between the Canadian visa offices in India and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). The current list of participating ACCC members is the following: 

  1. Algonquin College
  2. Bow Valley College
  3. Camosun College
  4. Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  5. College of New Caledonia
  6. College of the Rockies
  7. Columbia College
  8. Conestoga College
  9. Douglas College
  10. Durham College
  11. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technologe
  12. Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  13. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  14. Langara College
  15. Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  16. Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
  17. Marine Institute of Memorial University
  18. Medicine Hat College
  19. Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
  20. Niagara College
  21. North Island College
  22. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  23. Parkland College
  24. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
  25. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
  26. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  27. St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
  28. St. Lawrence College
  29. University of The Fraser Valley
  30. Vancouver Island University
  31. Vancouver Community College
  32. Winnipeg Technical College

Please note that there are many other ACCC colleges which also welcome students from India. Applications to these colleges will also receive prompt processing and a fair and individual decision based on the documentation provided.  Further information on theACCC, including a full list of member institutions. 

The Student Partners Program is open to Indian nationals only. Students do not apply to the SPP; they apply to a participating college and may be considered under the program if they meet specific criteria. Application submission under the SPP is at the discretion of each participating college. Students interested in submitting applications under the program are encouraged to contact the participating college of their choice for information. The Student Partners Program involves close cooperative partnership and feedback from the participating colleges to ensure student compliance with the terms of their study permits. Essential to the program feedback mechanism is the student's consent for the institution to provide information on attendance. The student must sign the consent declaration on the SPP checklist in order to be processed under this program.

All Study Permit application checklists have been revised and improved as a result of the Student Partners Program framework to help students make simpler applications. All students are strongly encouraged to submit supporting documents as indicated in the checklists to facilitate the processing of their applications. Checklists are available online.

It is strongly recommended that you submit your application by 01 August for September entry and by 01 December for January entry. Applications for a Study Permit received after those dates will not normally be processed in time for the start of classes and will likely be refused.