SPP Colleges in Canada

By: jayaAK

The Student Partner’s Program in Canada is regulated by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). Under this SPP program, selected colleges and universities, often termed as the Canadian College Community (CCC), offer admissions to Indian students for undergraduate, post-graduate as well as diploma courses.

However, interested students must keep in mind that students with an already rejected visa from Canada are not eligible to apply under the SPP Program. The motive behind the SPP Program in Canada is to make dreams come true for the students who wish to receive education and work in Canada. For this, the SPP Program provides quality education through the SPP Colleges and great work opportunities, thereafter.
List of SPP Colleges in Canada
In 2009, the ACCC and CIC collectively, shortlisted over 40 colleges from all over Canada, to be featured in the SPP Program. These colleges have been picked from all the different provinces of Canada, be it in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec or Saskatchewan.

Here is a list of SPP Colleges in Canada, listed in the alphabetical order.

Algonquin College
Assiniboine Community College
Bow Valley College
Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
Camosun College
Canadore College
Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Columbia College
Conestoga College
Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
Douglas College
Durham College
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology
Fleming College
George Brown College
Georgian College of Arts & Technology
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lakeland College
Langara College
Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
LaSalle College
Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
Medicine Hat College
Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
Niagara College
North Island College
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Northern College
Northern Lights
NorQuest College
Okanagan College
Parkland College
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Sault College
Selkirk College
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
St. Lawrence College
University of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Community College
Vancouver Island University
The Study permit is deemed valid for only DLI-affiliated institutions in Canada. DLI or Designated Learning Institution number is accorded as a mark of recognition given to a particular school or university, to host international students. So, in order avail the benefits of the SPP Program, you should be enrolled in a DLI-recognized institution. However, it is by default that most of the colleges and universities in Canada, are DLI recognized. For a Province-wise List of SPP Colleges with their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Number, check out here.

Why Should You Enroll in the SPP Colleges in Canada?
If you wish to pursue your dream of education in Canada, then the SPP Program in Canada is the ideal way to go about it. This is because the SPP Program offers a smooth and easy admission process for SPP Colleges, by offering admissions to students on the basis of merit and fair documentation-based selection. To top it all, it promises to give you a bright future with world-class education, in universities with the latest teaching aids and the best employment opportunities.

The Eligibility and Requirements for the SPP Program in Canada
eligibility for the SPP program in Canada is as follows:

If you wish to opt for a study course in an SPP college, then you should have relevant study background in that particular subject. For example, if you wish to pursue a science undergraduate course in an SPP college in Canada, then you must have a science as your background for higher secondary. This is because the SPP program requires you to have a course that falls in line with the education you have had so far.
If you wish to opt for a postgraduate course, then you must have a minimum of 50% in your graduation course.
There should be no gap years, whatsoever. Canada is strict with the gap year profiles, especially in the SPP Colleges.
In fact, it is preferred if you have no backlogs in school or college. You will need to punch in a certificate of that says ‘no backlogs’ along with your application.
Since Canada is an English-speaking country, you need to give your IELTS/PTE/TOEFL and get an overall band no less than 5.5.
Apart from the eligibility, you need to meet the following requirements for the SPP program as well. The SPP program requirements are :

The applicant must have a valid passport.
A few recent photographs. Read photo specifications here.
The IELTS/PTE/TOEFL score report.
The Admission Letter from the intended designated learning institution, be it a school/college or university.
A Statement of Purpose
Educational Certificates and Mark-sheets, including the Leaving Certificate.
Degrees and Transcriptions.
Financial Documents or Proof of Funds. Education Loans are also accepted as financial aid. Check the list of Indian banks that meet the International criteria list for SPP Program Canada here.
The Medical Report, after a detailed medical examination under IMM 1017.
A Guaranteed Investment Certificate or GIC, of about CAD$10,000 or the amount that equals the expenses of the first year. However, this amount excludes your tuition expenses. The GIC, under the SPP Program, is issued by the Scotia Bank of Canada.
The Family Information Form or the IMM 5645.

How to Apply for the SPP Program?
All applicants who wish to study in Canada and have the profile that suits the SPP Program in Canada can apply for the same. To apply, you must do the following.

Choose the Course of Study.
Shortlist universities and colleges you wish to apply.
Collect all the educational and financial documents. Find the Checklist and SPP Canada Questionnaire here.
Prepare your application documents such as the Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation, etc.
You can either fill the form offline or online. Read here for more.
If you wish to make an offline application, download the form and fill it.
Attach copies of your documents and photographs.
Make the payment and make sure you attach the payment receipt along.
Lastly, prepare the application package and make an international courier.
To fill the form online, make scanned copies of all the documents and your photograph.
Fill the online application form completely.
Upload the supporting documents.
Once the application form is complete, head to make the payment. For the payment, you will need a working visa credit card.
Make the payment and get a receipt.
If you have family members traveling along, fill out their forms as well.
How to Apply for Visa and Work Permit Under SPP?
In order to apply for a Study visa, called the Study Permit, you need to fill out a ‘Study Permit Questionnaire’. In the questionnaire for SPP Program in Canada, you need to answer about your educational qualifications (degree, diploma or certificate), parents’ details such as name and occupation, with all the other relevant dates and details.
For all SPP College students with an admission offer, a study permit is a must. For this, you first need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), a precursor to the Study Permit allotted on your entry in Canada. For the Resident Visa, you need to apply at the Canadian High Commission, which is facilitated by the Visa Application Centers.

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