Student Partnership Program Colleges - Canada
Popularly known as SPP, Student Partners Program is an administrative framework between the
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Association of Canadian Community Colleges
(ACCC). Launched in April 2009, the main objective behind this program was to streamline admission
and visa process for Canadian Community Colleges which would increase the number of visas issued
to Indian students for studying at Canadian Community Colleges. A large number of Indian students
apply to various specialized trade requirement based diploma and Post graduate diploma program at
Community Colleges in Canada.
SPP was initially only open for the Indian nationals, but gauging how successful it turned out to be,
the project has been extended to China as well. Under this program, nearly 40 Canadian colleges are
listed and there are several other ACCC colleges which welcome Indian students.
Students planning to pursue studies in Canada can apply to any of the participating SPP colleges.
Applications under this program receive prompt processing and a fair decision based on the
documents furnished by the students. In case an applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the college
applied to, then he/she will be considered under the SPP program
As mentioned above, students need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for their application to be considered under the SPP program.
Those applying for a program under SPP must meet the following eligibility criteria:-
- An overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5. The test score must not be older than two years.
- A study gap of no more than five years is allowed, with certain exceptions made for students with a three year gap who have excellent grades with work experience.
- Not more than 8 backlogs in recent studies are accepted under SPP.
- The course applied must be relevant to the student’s previous study background and must add value to the previous education.
- Minimum 50% score in their recently completed degree or diploma or Higher as per the SPP institution specific requirement.
- Furnish proof of payment of the tuition fee for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP College).
- Purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank of CAD$10,000 to cover living expenses for the first year of stay in Canada.
- Students with previous study visa rejection are not allowed to reapply under SPP visa category.
Advantages of applying under SPP
Following are the major advantages of applying under SPP: -
Working in Canada under SPP
- Streamlined admission and visa guidelines for all SPP participating institutions.
- Less visa documentation.
- Faster visa processing.
Work permit is open to all international students who have graduated with a recognized qualification
from any of the accredited institutions in Canada be it the SPP colleges or non SPP colleges. The
Work permit scheme has its own defined requirements which every student must qualify or satisfy in
order to work in Canada.
As per the prevailing work permit regulations in Canada, students whose course period is two years
or more are eligible for a Post Study work permit of up to 3 years in Canada. On the other hand, those
whose course duration is one year or less than 1 year are eligible for a work permit equal to their
duration of study.
SPP Colleges in Canada
Services/Assistance offered by UOC Ltd.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
As an education counselor, we offers following services:-
- University and course selection
- Application completion and submission
- Visa counselling
- Offer acceptance
- Tuition fees payment
- Pre-departure orientation