CIMM — Nigeria Student Express Question Period Note – February 15 & 17, 2022

Date: February 10, 2022
Classification: Protected A
Department: IRCC


The Nigeria Student Express (NSE) was launched in 2020 to assist Nigerian students in applying for a study permit in Canada, as the Student Direct Stream (SDS) is not currently available in Nigeria. One key difference between the two programs is the upfront proof of funds, which has led to claims that the NSE is discriminatory, however the NSE compares favourably to SDS.

Proposed Response:


Pemi Gill
Director General, International Region

Approved by:

Nicole Giles
Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations

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