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Student Partners Program

Delivered in partnership with The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), the Student Partners Program (SPP) provides a streamlined study permit application process for students planning to attend an SPP member school.

How do I qualify?

To qualify, you must:

  • Submit a Letter of Acceptance from an SPP partner school,
  • Submit an IELTS test result form showing average 5.5 or higher, or a recognized Canadian High School diploma from a Canadian curriculum High School in China,
  • Submit a Guaranteed Income Certificate from a participating Canadian financial institution,
  • Undergo a medical examination before submitting your application, and
  • Use one of the Visa Application Centres to submit your application.

Which are the designated Colleges or Universities?

Only students applying to study at participating colleges (see list below) are eligible to apply under the SPP.

Which are the participating Canadian Financial Institutions?

At present, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China - Canada are the participating financial institutions. Please contact one of the banks below for more information on the China Students GIC.

Royal Bank of Canada Beijing Branch
Suite 921, Winland Centre
No. 7 Finance Street
Xi Cheng District
Beijing 100033 P.R. China
Tel: (10) 5839-9388, 5839-9200, 5839-9281,5839-9303

Bank of Montreal (China) Co. Ltd.
Toll-free Hotline: 800-810-1438 (for use in China only)

1) Beijing Branch
Unit 01, 27th Floor, Tower 3
China Central Place,
No.77 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China 100025
Phone: (8610) 8588 1688 Ext. 6571-6577
Fax: (8610) 8518-8169

2) Guangzhou Branch
19th Floor, International Finance Place
8 Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town
Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510623
Phone: (8620) 3815-0088 Ext. 8183/8186/8189
Fax: (8620) 3815-0168

The Bank of Nova Scotia
Please visit one of our designated China Everbright Bank,  Bank of Xi'an or Bank of Beijing branches in order to complete an application form.

China Everbright Bank
Toll-free Hotline: 95595 (for use in China only)
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1) Dong Cheng Sub Branch, Beijing
337 Dongsibei Blvd., Dong Cheng District
Beijing, P. R. China
Attention to: Qian Zhang and Yupeng Sun
Qian Zhang’s Phone: 010-64079747, Cell: 13811495529
Yupeng Sun’s Phone: 010-64076366, Cell: 13661015591

2) Xu Hui Sub Branch, Shanghai
188 Hongqiao Road, Xu Hui District
Shanghai, P. R. China
Attention to: Chen Liu
Phone: 8621-64692466, 86-13564112332

3) Tianhe Sub Branch, Guangzhou
1/F, Metro Plaza, 183 Tian He Bei Road
Guangzhou 510075, Guangdong, P. R. China
Attention to: Junqing Deng
Phone: 8620-38471615, FAX: 8620-87554431, 86-13533322336

Bank of Xian Co. Ltd.
Toll-free Hotline: 40086-96779 (for use in China only)
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Gao Xin Sub Branch
E" Yang International Building
27 Keji Road, Xi'an
Shaanxi, China 710075
Phone: (8629) 8831-3125

Bank Of Beijing
Toll-free Hotline: 95526 (for use in China only)

1) Retail Banking Department, Beijing
Bank of Beijing Building, No.17C, Financial Street, Xicheng District,
Beijing, P. R. China
Attention to: Mingyu Xue
Phone: 8610-66223430, 86-13810157718

2) Xu Hui Sub Branch, Shanghai
8/F, 1/F No.75, Wanping Road(s.), Xuhui District,
Shanghai, P. R. China
Attention to: Lei Wang
Phone: 8621-33686648, 86-13901618370

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China - Canada
Toll-Free Hotline (for use in China only): 95588 press 3 to select America Region and then press 1 to connect to Canada region Customer Service Representative.
Toll-Free Hotline (for use in Canada): 1-877-779-5588

To submit your GIC application, please visit one of ICBC’s designated branches in China:

You could also contact Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada) Toronto Downtown Branch for more information on the China Students GIC.

For information on Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada) branches available in Ontario and British Columbia, please visit:

What documents do I need to submit?

Colleges will advise potential students of specific criteria that must be met to qualify to participate in the SPP. See our Student Partners Program kit for details of the documents you need.

Will I get a study permit automatically if I choose this option?

No. The SPP provides a streamlined application process but you must still meet all requirements for a study permit, including a medical examination.

What happens if my study permit application is refused?

You will be able to apply to the bank that issued your GIC for a full refund of your GIC.

Participating schools

  • Algonquin College
  • Bow Valley College
  • Cambrian College
  • Camosun College
  • Canadore College
  • Cape Breton University
  • Centennial College
  • College of the North Atlantic
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Columbia College
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College
  • Douglas College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College
  • Fleming College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Holland College
  • Humber College
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Lambton College
  • Langara College
  • Lethbridge College
  • Loyalist College
  • Marine Institute
  • Medicine Hat College
  • Mohawk College
  • New Brunswick College of Crafts and Design (NBCCD)
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Northern College
  • Niagara College
  • Northern Lights College
  • North Island College
  • Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University
  • Okanagan College
  • Red River College
  • Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)
  • Selkirk College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College
  • St. Clair College
  • St. Lawrence College
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Winnipeg Technical College
  • Yukon College

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