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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:
- Algonquin College
- Assiniboine College
- Bow Valley College
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Cambrian College
- Camosun College
- Canadore College
- Capilano University
- Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
- College of New Caledonia
- College of the Rockies
- Conestoga College
- Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Douglas College
- Durham Collage
- Emily Carr University
- Fanshawe College
- Fleming College
- George Brown College
- Georgian College
- Humber College
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Lakeland College
- Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Langara College
- Loyalist College
- Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
- Marine Institute
- Medicine Hat College
- Mohawk College
- New Brunswick Community College
- Niagara College
- NorQuest College
- North Island College
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Northwest Community College
- Okanagan College
- Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic
- Selkirk College
- Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
- St. Clair College
- University of Fraser Valley
- 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.