Overseas Students seeking to pursue studies in Canada must obtain the Canadian Student Visas and Entry Visas. The process of application and receipt of a Canada Study Permit/Visa commences after you obtain admission into a Designated Learning Institute /DLI.
Statistics from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada reveal that 350,000 plus Canadian Student Visas are approved annually. The numbers are only increasing every year according to IRCC.
Due to the increase in the number of applications every year, even the rate of rejection of Visas is also increasing. On average, 30% of the overall applications for Canadian Student Visas are rejected every year according to IRCC.
The maximum number of rejections is experienced by oversea students who apply for a Bachelor’s Study Program in Canada. Meanwhile, those who applied for the Doctorate Study Program faced the minimum rejections.
Here are the statistics for the % of Canadian Student Visas refusals based on the category of the applicant:
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You are required to obtain the LOA - Letter of Acceptance from a DLI in Canada before applying for the Canada Study Visa. If LOA is missing or its authenticity /validity is doubted by the Visa Officer, your application can be refused. The same is applicable if the Visa Officer recognizes that you cannot fulfill the requirements of the study program.
You have to submit a Bank Statement or Certificate as a part of your Study Permit application. These documents are proof that you can support yourself while studying in Canada. The Visa Officer can refuse your application if there is ambiguity regarding your ability to make payment of tuition fees, travel expenses, and living costs.
You must always remember that Student Visa is a Temporary or Provisional Resident Visa and has a date of expiry. You must be able to convince the Visa Officer that you will exit Canada after completion of your authorized stay. Past travel, the presence of familial connections in Canada, and the objective of your visit are all very crucial factors here. If there is any ambiguity or chances of you overstaying, your application will get rejected.
You have to provide all the accurate and suitable documents that include an authentic passport, latest photographs, and appropriately filled forms. The Visa Officer will assess these documents for deciding your admissibility to Canada. The authenticity and validity of these documents must not be questionable.
Visa Officers seek constancy in your past academic performance. While good grades are a major factor in the approval of a Visa, there is more to it. The decision on your Student Visa application is also determined by your skills in the English language denoted by your TOEFL or IELTS score. The blend of a low score and uneven grades can result in questioning your competency for coping with courses taught in English.
The process of obtaining a Canada Student Visa is not as straightforward and simple as it may appear. However, taking care of the above deficiencies will ensure smooth application processing.
Many application centers for Canada Visa are operating at limited capacity due to the pandemic and some are even closed. Prior to filing the application, you have to:
You are now aware of the top reasons for the refusal of a Canada Student Visa application. Here are some valuable tips for avoiding rejection chances at the application filing stage itself:
The process of obtaining the Canada Study Permit better known as Study Visa can appear to be very simple on the surface. However, the actual process can really tough. Most of the students consider that LOA is the toughest part of the Study Overseas process but obtaining the Study Visa can be even tougher.
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