Speakers urged to include Bangladesh in the Canadian Student Direct Stream
The inclusion by the Government of Canada of Bangladesh in the Student Direct Stream (SDS) will create opportunities for a large number of Bangladeshi students to study in Canada. Speakers expressed this view in an online discussion, organized by the Bengali community. The speakers said that although India and Pakistan were included in the ‘Student Direct Stream’, a special initiative of the Government of Canada with the opportunity to get a study permit in just 20 working days, Bangladesh did not get a place there. A large number of students from different countries are coming to Canada under this special program, which was launched in 2018. By purchasing a Guaranteed Investment Certificate for only $10,000, one can apply for a visa under this program. Speakers urged that Bangladesh should be included in this Student Direct Stream program.