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Leaving your home country to move to Canada is a big undertaking. At TD, we’re here to help support you moving forward in your journey to Canada.
When you apply for, and participate in the TD International Student GIC Program, it can help you expedite your study permit application.
- Meet the eligibility requirements of the Government of Canada Student Direct Stream (SDS) Program
- Be an individual who is planning on studying at a post-secondary designated learning institution in Canada
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of application
- Not be opening an account on behalf of a third party
To be eligible for faster processing of your study permit through the Government of Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS), you must be a legal resident living in one of the following countries: China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Vietnam, Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. For detailed eligibility requirements, refer to the Government of Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS) program website.
Yes, you may use the same TD International Student GIC to apply for a study permit for a later admission intake if you are able to complete our program requirements at a TD Canada Trust branch within 365 calendar days from the date of opening the TD Student Chequing Account. If our program requirements are not met within 365 calendar days from the date of chequing account opening, both the TD Student Chequing Account and GIC account will be closed and the funds will be returned to the account from which they originated.
Your TD Student Chequing Account must be funded by an international wire transfer within 90 calendar days of opening the account to remain open. Accounts not funded within 90 calendar days will be automatically closed.
Yes. Funds can be wired by the student from their bank account in their home country or from the account of family/friends in their home country.