Detail procedure to apply visa via the program of Canada Express Study
The Canada Express Study (CES) program provides a streamlined study permit application process for students planning to attend a CES member school. It is delivered in partnership with Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
Canada Express Study (CES) Program in Vietnam
This document contains instructions required to apply for a study permit in the Canada Express Study (CES) program. All other students must consult the regular study permit instructions.
The Canada Express Study (CES) program provides a streamlined study permit application process for students planning to attend a CES member school. It is delivered in partnership with Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). There are many benefits to applying under the CES program, including reduced financial document requirements and faster processing times.
The Canada Express Study (CES) program is only open to Vietnamese nationals intending to study at one of the participating colleges and institutes.
Participating Colleges and Institutes:
1. Algonquin College
2. Assiniboine College
3. Bow Valley College
4. Camosun College
5. Canadore College
6. Capilano University
7. Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
8. College of New Caledonia
9. College of the Rockies
10. Conestoga College
11. Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
12. Douglas College
13. Durham College
14. Emily Carr University
15. Fleming College
16. George Brown College
17. Georgian College
18. Humber College
19. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
20. Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology
21. Langara College
22. Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
23. Marine Institute
24. New Brunswick Community College
25. Niagara College
26. NorQuest College
27. North Island College
28. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
29. Northwest Community College
30. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology
31. Saskatchewan Polytechnic
32. Selkirk College
33. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
34. St. Clair College
35. University of Fraser Valley
36. Vancouver Island University
NOTE: 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 for this program.
Canada Express Study Program checklist
• Any document not in English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation.
• Failure to submit all required documentation may result in the refusal of your application or delay processing.
• False statements or submission of fraudulent documents will result in refusal.
• When submitting your completed and signed application form, be sure to include the barcode (last) page.
• Your application must be submitted at the Visa Application Centre.
Canada Express Study (CES) program checklist
CES Checklist –Attach THIS checklist as a cover sheet to your application.
Application for Study Permit made Outside of Canada [IMM 1294]
Family Information [IMM 5645]
Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union [IMM 5409] if applicable
Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] if applicable
Authority to release personal information to a designated individual [IMM 5475] if applicable
Fee payment (Study Permit and Biometric), at the Visa Application Centre.
Biometric fingerprints and photo, taken at the Visa Application Centre.
Passport. Original, valid passport, as well as a photocopy of the biodata (photo) page. If possible, the passport should be valid for the duration of proposed study, as the validity of the study permit cannot exceed the validity of the passport.
Letter of Acceptance from a participating Canadian institution (list above). The letter must show the program title, level of study, anticipated start and finish dates, the latest date you may register and the exact amount of tuition fees you are required to pay.
Tuition Fee Payment. Copy of receipt provided by the Canadian institution confirming payment of tuition fee for one year.
Proof of funds. You must demonstrate the purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment
Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian financial institution, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.
IELTS. An overall IELTS score of 5.0 with no individual band less than 4.5, taken within past two years.
Photocopy of the most recent diploma or school certificate and the most recent mark sheets.
Up Front Medical Examination. Students applying under the CES program must undergo a medical examination at least one week before submitting their Study Permit application. Attach a copy of the information sheet printout given to you by the doctor.
Police Certificate. Applicants more than 18 years old must provide a Police Certificate.
Declaration: All documents checked are included. I attest to the truthfulness of the documents and information included in this application. Misrepresentation of any material fact will lead to my being refused and being found inadmissible to Canada for a period of 5 years. I agree to the Canadian partner institution providing information to the visa office regarding my enrolment standing at request of the visa office.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify?
• Submit a Letter of Acceptance from a CES member school;
• submit an IELTS test result showing average 5.0 or higher, with no individual band less than 4.5;
• submit a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a participating Canadian Financial Institution;
• undergo a medical examination before submitting your applicant, AND
• submit your application at a Visa Application Centre.
What documents do I need to submit?
The Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) removes the requirement to submit proof of assets or banking history. 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.
How do I obtain a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC)?
At present, Scotiabank is the only participating Canadian Financial Institution. Visit the Scotiabank website to learn more about the GIC.
What about the medical examination?
Students applying under the CES program must undergo a medical examination before submitting their Study Permit application by visiting one of the designated panel physicians. After completion of your medical examination, the panel physician will provide you with one copy of your medical examination form. You must submit a copy of this form with your application for a study permit.
DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL ONE WEEK AFTER YOUR MEDICAL EXAMINATION IS COMPLETED.
Undergoing the medical exam before submitting your application does not guarantee the approval of your application. All costs for the medical examination are payable by the applicant and are nonrefundable.
Am I guaranteed a study permit if I apply through the CES program?
No. 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.
What happens to my GIC if my study permit application is refused?
You will be able to apply to the bank that issued your Guaranteed Investment Certificate for a full refund of your GIC.
Consulate General of Canada to Vietnam