Thursday, 11 August 2016

All you need to know about Student Partnership Program, CANADA

The Student Partnership Program (SPP) is a joint project between Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s visa offices in India and the ACCC. Find details about the program and partnering colleges here.
SPP (The Student Partners Program) was developed in partnership between the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the Canadian High Commission. It is an arrangement between selected Canadian educational institutions and Canadian High Commission in India to provide quick and easy study visa for the prospective students of participating institutions in Canada.
The main objective of this program is to increase the number of Canadian student visa issued to Indian students and to make the admissions-visa process more efficient.
As a student you do not have to apply for the SPP; you need to apply to a participating college and if your application meets the specific criteria, you may be considered under the program. It is recommended that you submit your application at least three months before the beginning of the academic course. Those who have previously been refused any Canadian study permit application are not eligible to apply under SPP.
You need to undergo a compulsory medical examination before submitting your visa application by visiting one of the Designated Medical Practitioners (DMP) in India. See the complete list of the physician’s on DMP panel.
As mentioned above, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for your application to be considered under the SPP. Here are the eligibility criteria –

For Undergraduate Degrees –
• Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in the past two years.
• Study gap of no more than two years, with some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a three-year gap.
• The program applied for must be complimentary and should add value to the previous education.
• Students should have an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.
Proof of tuition payment for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP institution).
• The purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,200 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.

For Post Graduate Degrees –
• Overall IELTS Score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in the past 24 months.
• Study gap of no more than 5 years, with some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a six-year gap.
• Programs must be complementary and value added to their previous education.
• Student should have a minimum Second Class of C level with an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.
• Proof of tuition payment for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP institution).
• The purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,200 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.
• You should have graduated with not more than two backlogs per year of your previous degree.

Below is the current list of participating ACCC members Universities/Colleges –
Algonquin College – Ottawa (Ontario) – Algonquin College has been selected as one of the top employers in National capital region in 2014. It has over 1000 International Students from more than 100 countries.

Bow Valley College – Calgary (Alberta) – Bow Valley College has been recognized as one of the top 65 recruiters in the province of Alberta. The college welcomes students from all over the world and is represented by more than 80 countries of the globe.
Cambrian College – Greater Sudbury (Ontario) – Cambrian College is one of the 24 colleges of applied arts and technology that comprise the Ontario College System. It works in partnership with numerous school boards, training institutes, universities and other institutions locally, nationally and internationally.
Camosun College – Victoria (British Columbia) – 800 International students from more than 40 countries study at Camosun College and 91% of graduates are employed within 6 months.

Centennial College – Toronto (Ontario) – There are more than 425 faculty members teaching 160 degrees, diplomas and certificate programs at Centennial College.

College of New Caledonia – Prince George (British Columbia) – The College of New Caledonia offers more than 50 programs in health sciences, trades and technologies, social services, business and university studies. CNC provides affordable tuition, practical training and hands-on learning.
College of the Rockies – Cranbrook (British Columbia) – There are 200 international students from more than 30 countries and approximately 2100 full-time students in 17 different departments at the College of the Rockies.
Conestoga College – Kitchener (Ontario) – Conestoga College is a provincial leader in polytechnic education, providing career-focused education. Living arrangements are made next to the Kitchener and Cambridge campuses.
Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology – Thunder Bay (Ontario) – Confederation College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in Ontario. The university includes 24 colleges operating over 150 campuses in both urban and rural settings throughout Ontario, Canada.
Columbia College – Vancouver (British Columbia) – Columbia College has consistently been one of the top three providers of international students to the University of British Columbia. Programs include a University Transfer/Associate Degree Program, a University Foundations Program, and a Full-time Academic English (ESL) Preparatory Program.
Douglas College – Vancouver (British Columbia) – Douglas College provides transfer of students, where after two years at the college you can transfer to a top-ranked public university in Canada. It offers more than 500 courses to the students with a class size of less than 35 students
Durham College – Oshawa (Ontario) – This college is an International institution which welcomes 400 international students each year from 32 countries around the globe. According to results from the Key Performance Indicator survey 83.2% of the graduates found employment within six months of graduating in 2010.
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology – London (Ontario) – Fanshawe is one of the largest colleges in Ontario with more than 17,000 full-time students and 26,000 part-time students studying at their campuses. With current skills shortage in many areas, employers are turning to Fanshawe to train and re-train employees with the college’s world class faculty.
Fleming College – Peterborough (Ontario) – Fleming College offers programs that includes practical and hands-on learning experiences which helps students for the workplace and in their academic pathway. College is constantly reviewing and updating the programs and technology to ensure that the students are fully prepared to embark the career of their choice.
George Brown College – Toronto (Ontario) – George Brown College is seen by GTA employers to be the best GTA college producing graduates. This college offers 135 full time programs.
Georgian College – North Bay (Ontario) – It is one of 24 publicly funded college in arts and technology 125 career-focused programs across seven locations in Central Ontario.
Humber College – Toronto (Ontario) – Humber is a polytechnic college in Toronto offering diverse courses. Humber receives approximately 60,000 applications annually; more than any other Ontario college.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey (British Columbia) – Kwantlen offers more than 120 diverse programs—degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. It has smaller classes that provides a more supportive, intimate learning environment.
Langara College – Vancouver (British Columbia) – Langara is Canada’s premier University Transfer (UT) institution. The University Transfer Program allows students to begin their university studies at a college (2 years) before transferring to a university to complete their degree (2 years).
Lambton College – Sarnia (Ontario) – Work experience opportunities at Lambton College are through part-time, volunteer, on-campus employment, co-op placements and post-graduate employment. It has one of the lowest tuition and living costs in Canada.
Loyalist College – Belleville (Ontario) – Approximately 3,200 students are enrolled in more than 65 programs at the Loyalist College. Each year, this college provides over $1 million in funding to students through awards, bursaries, scholarships and work study opportunities.
Medicine Hat College – Calgary (Alberta) – Medicine Hat College offers more than 30 diplomas and certificate with several opportunities for degree completion at a later stage which helps in further career growth of the graduates. It has collaborative agreements with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University which provides students a unique opportunity to learn from some of the top Universities in Canada.
Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology – Hamilton (Ontario) – Mohawk College is truly a diverse and international institution with more than 1200 students studying from more than 50 countries of the world. The college has won more than 15 national Canadian Marketing Association awards in the past 11 years
Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology – Waterloo (Ontario) – Niagara College has 82% satisfaction among the employers who take graduates every year from the college. It is also recognized as a leader in student satisfaction, consistently ranking among the top colleges in Ontario in this area according to annual Key Performance Indicator Surveys.
North Island College – Courtenay (British Columbia) – North Island College offers more than 900 courses and 70 credit programs. This college hosted more than 200 international students in 2013/14 from over 30 countries, including India, Japan, Brazil, China, and Nigeria.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Edmonton (Alberta) – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology offers approximately 140 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas, and certificates. NAIT is one of the largest apprenticeship trainers in Canada offering 34 apprenticeship trades.
Northern College – Timmins (Ontario) – Northern College offers over 75 full-time, part-time, certificate, diploma, and apprenticeship programs. There were 2235 students enrolled in 2013-14 for full-time programs.
Northern Lights College – Dawson Creek (British Columbia) – Programs at this college are designed to provide students the opportunity to obtain the classroom education, and supplement to make the successful transition from student to employee.
Okanagan College – Kelowna (British Columbia) – Okanagan College is considered as one of Canada’s leading colleges. This college has created outstanding educational experiences for our learners, both students and employees.
Parkland College – Melville (Saskatchewan) – Parkland College offers a broad range of programs that include bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates, and adult basic education. It is Saskatchewan’s primary provider of professional firefighter training, multi-mechanical trades
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology – Winnipeg (Manitoba) – Red River College is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning. It has more than 30,000 enrollments and more than 200 full-time and part-time programs.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) – This polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. It is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation and has highly qualified and experienced faculty.
Selkirk College – Castlegar (British Columbia) – it is the first regional community college in British Columbia. Highly qualified and experienced faculty teach at this college and it also provides scholarships to deserving candidates.
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology – Toronto (Ontario) – Seneca College has more than 40 years of experience in delivering quality post-secondary education. It has a worldwide network of partnering universities, numbering 70+ offering future academic opportunities within Canada and around the world.
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning – Oakville (Ontario) – Sheridan is ranked as the number one college in Canada for international student experience. It offers programs in animation, arts and design, advanced film and television, music theater, business, community studies, liberal arts, applied science and technology, and more.
St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology – Windsor (Ontario) – St. Clair College provides over 100 advanced diplomas, diplomas, degrees and graduate certificates focused on Health, Technology, Business, Media Arts and Social Services and offers $1.5 million in scholarships and bursaries.
St. Lawrence College – Kingston (Ontario) – St. Lawrence College offers more than 85 programs. 88.2% of SLC graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

The university of The Fraser Valley – Abbotsford (British Columbia) – University of The Fraser Valley enrolls approximately 16,000 national students and 800 international students per year. It provides an excellent learning environment, creative integration of programming, and work with local communities.

Vancouver Island University – Nanaimo (British Columbia) – Vancouver Island University provides academic advising, personal counseling, and support services to international students. It also provides Co-operative Education programs that allow for study and full-time work anywhere in Canada.
Winnipeg Technical College – Winnipeg (Manitoba) – The programs here are developed so that they address the needs of the marketplace, a factor that has directly contributed to the excellent employment rate of its graduates.

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