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The Canada Express Study (CES) program is only open to Vietnamese nationals intending to study at one of the participating colleges and institutes. There are many benefits to applying under the CES program, including reduced financial document requirements and faster processing times.
Forty-five colleges and universities participate in the program. Applicants accepted solely for preparatory courses (ESL, FSL, EAP, FAP or Intensive English or French) without conditional acceptance to a program in a college or university in Canada are not eligible.

Participating Colleges and Institutes:

  1. Algonquin College
  2. Assiniboine College
  3. Bow Valley College
  4. British Columbia Institute of Technology
  5. Cambrian College
  6. Camosun College
  7. Canadore College
  8. Capilano University
  9. Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
  10. College of New Caledonia
  11. College of the Rockies
  12. Conestoga College
  13. Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
  14. Douglas College
  15. Durham Collage
  16. Emily Carr University
  17. Fanshawe College
  18. Fleming College
  19. George Brown College
  20. Georgian College
  21. Humber College
  22. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  23. Lakeland College
  24. Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
  25. Langara College
  26. Loyalist College
  27. Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
  28. Marine Institute
  29. Medicine Hat College
  30. Mohawk College
  31. New Brunswick Community College
  32. Niagara College
  33. NorQuest College
  34. North Island College
  35. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  36. Northwest Community College
  37. Okanagan College
  38. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
  39. Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  40. Selkirk College
  41. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
  42. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  43. St. Clair College
  44. University of Fraser Valley
  45. Vancouver Island University

To qualify, you need:

    • A Letter of Acceptance from a CES member school.
    • IELTS test result showing an average of 5.0 or higher, with no individual band less than 4.5.
    • A Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC), in the amount of $10,000 CAD from a participating Canadian financial institution. At present, Scotia bank is the only participating Canadian financial institution.
    • The full tuition fee, paid to the institution, for the first year of your study.
    • A medical examination, undergone before your application is submitted.

The Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) removes the requirement to submit proof of assets or banking history usually required under the normal study permit program. In addition to the GIC, you must provide a copy of the receipt from the participating college confirming that you have paid the tuition fees for the first year of study.
The CES program provides a streamlined application process but you must still meet all of the requirements for a study permit. The Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) reduces the amount of financial documents that you and your family are required to submit in support of your application for a study permit, but does not guarantee the approval of your application. If your study permit application is refused, you will be able to apply to the bank that issued your GIC for a full refund.

For a full list of participating colleges and institutes, visit the CIC website.
Source: CIC website.