NAIT joins pilot program to help students from the Philippines study in Canada

June 27, 2017

NAIT has joined a new nationwide pilot program designed to ensure faster processing times for Canadian visas for students from the Philippines. The Study Direct Stream pilot program is a partnership between Colleges and Institutes Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Annoucned last week in Manila, the program streamlines the Canadian visa application process for qualified international students from the Philippines, provided they meet the financial and English language proficiency requirements. Instead of the current wait of approximately six weeks or longer, the SDS program ensures processing within 30 day. “This program aligns with NAIT’s desire to help reduce barriers to international students who enrich the fabric of our campus and our entire city,” said NAIT Vice-President Academic Sue Fitzsimmons. NAIT