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Study Visa in Canada

Every year, the number of international students in Canada increases. After finishing their studies, many of them can stay in Canada. The decision to grant a Canadian study permit is always at the discretion of the visa officer.

Over 400,000 international students were admitted to Canada last year. The students were mainly from France, Nigeria, China, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Brazil, Iran, India, and Vietnam.

The Canadian government prioritizes international student diversity. Building on Success, a new International Education Strategy, was launched in 2019. (IES). Over the next five years, the government has budgeted $147.9 million toward this goal.

Top 6 Reasons Why Your Study Permit Got Rejected

Canada is one of the top destinations for aspiring international students due to its high quality of education and life. However, if you are an international student, you must obtain a study visa to study here. While the process is relatively simple, many people who have had their visas refused or rejected have found it challenging. 

The high volume of traffic and Canada’s growing popularity make obtaining a student visa difficult. Here, we will discuss the top six reasons that could result in the rejection of student visas, which will help you avoid those mistakes and have a better, more seamless experience.

Letter Of Acceptance: You must first obtain a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from a Canadian Designated Learning Institute (DLI). You will include the LOA with your application as a student visa applicant.

The immigration officer has the authority to deny your application if:

  • If your LOA is not included in the application, they have reasonable doubt about its authenticity, especially if they fail to recognize your ability to meet the program requirements.

Finances: All international students seeking a student visa in Canada must provide a bank statement or a bank certificate. This demonstrates your ability to support yourself for your studies in Canada.

In addition to your tuition fees, the Government of Canada requires you to provide evidence of funds totaling $10,000.

The immigration officer has the authority to deny your application if:

  • They are concerned about your ability to finance travel, tuition, or daily miscellaneous costs during your stay in Canada.

Exit From Canada: All international students are granted temporary residency in Canada. As a result, your temporary visa has an expiry date, and it is your responsibility to show the immigration officer proof of your intention to return to your home country before the visa expires.

The immigration officer has the authority to deny your application if:

  • They doubt your intention to return to your home country based on your travel history, family ties in Canada, family ties in your home country, or the purpose of your visit to Canada, among other factors.
  • They have reasonable doubts about your financial situation, Canadian history, current immigration status in the country of residence, and other such factors.

Travel Or Identity Documents: As a Student Visa applicant, you must provide all necessary and authentic documents for your application to be processed. A valid passport copy, recent photographs, and completed application forms are also required.

Proof of Acceptance, Proof of Identity, and Proof of Financial Support are required to apply for a student visa. Depending on the circumstances, additional documentation may be necessary, a Custodian Declaration for minors, and so on.

The immigration officer uses these documents to determine your admissibility to Canada. Provide necessary and valid information and documentation to ensure your visa is accepted.

Education And Language Proficiency: All international students must declare their academic performance history. As important as your academic performance is in determining your application result, your language proficiency is also essential.

IELTS Academic and TOEFL Academic are the most common tests used to demonstrate language proficiency. The IELTS Academic test is the only valid and acceptable test for applying for a study visa in Canada, with an overall minimum band score of 6.5 and no individual band score lower than 6.0.

The immigration officer has the authority to deny your application if:

  • If you have low IELTS Academic test scores, they doubt your ability to cope with Canadian English standards.
  • They notice reasonable discrepancies in your academic performance.

Choice Of Program: All international students must justify their program selection to the immigration officer for them to understand the reasoning behind their selection. A simple example of non-alignment in program selection would be a student with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the United Kingdom who wishes to study Computer Science in Canada.

The immigration officer has the authority to deny your application if:

  • They discover a reasonable misalignment of the program of choice with previous education or work experience.
  • To ensure a smooth, trouble-free experience and a positive outcome for your student visa application, you must provide the immigration officer with sufficient valid proof and documentation.