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The Student Direct Stream (SDS) can fast-track the process for applying for a student permit to study in Canada.
Rick Sturch 6-minute read

What’s the Student Direct Stream?

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vietnam

Banking fees matter

  1. Make sure that the financial institution offers an approved GIC for the program.
  2. Choose a financial institution that doesn’t charge much in the way of fees.
  3. Find a bank that operates in a way that works for you.

Banking tips for international students


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Rick Sturch

Rick Sturch is a freelance writer that focuses on financial services and investing. He has worked at a number of major banks and brokerages in Canada and has a keen eye for identifying economic opportunities.

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