Canada has been seeing year-on-year increase in study visa applications from around the world. Furthermore, with no express entry draws, more people are now interested in coming to Canada as international students. However, with increase in students’ interest, some factors may result in study visa refusal. This blog will discuss some of these factors. It can help you prepare for a study visa application. Also, if you already have an application in process, it will help you in understand strength of your file application.
Your Chosen Program Has No Connection With Your Prior Studies
Your application might be refused if the program you applied for has no connection with your prior studies or career. Therefore, details on how pursuing this program will help you succeed in your home country must be explained. Moreover, it would help if you justified why studying in Canada is necessary when you have access to local and considerably affordable programs in your home country. Furthermore, some rookie consultants may suggest that you have one subject relevant to a course. So, a particular course they are suggesting is relevant. However, this might not be the case.
Insufficient funds to support Canadian Education
Be mindful that you must show sufficient funds to support your study. Also, it should cover the expenses if any family member is accompanying you. If your parents support you, ensure that you get a notarized deed and an affidavit to evidence their support. It is essential to show that the large sum of money comes from your parents and that you are not in any debt. Additionally, make a budget to manage your finances. Basically, IRCC needs to know that you have enough money to pay for your tuition and daily needs while studying in Canada. Also, these funds should be legitimate.
Low Language Scores
Language proficiency is always a big factor. It’s difficult to establish that you can manage your Canadian studies, if your English or French proficiency is low. Moreover, it would reflect that you will not be able to pass your Canadian courses. Furthermore, it will be difficult to explain your intention to pursue your studies. Therefore, a nice score would be an overall bands of 6-7 in IELTS based on your last education level. For 12th standard 6 each works for SDS, but if you want to pursue a study in Canada after graduation or masters degree in your home country, then you may even need more than overall 7 bands in IELTS.
Previous visa refusals
Additionally, it would be hard for immigration authorities to believe you have a genuine intention to study in Canada if your study permit was refused earlier. Because you submitted a weak application earlier, it may reduce your chances. However, if you address the previous refusal satisfactory, then you may be granted study visa in second attempt.
More factors include any previous visa or permit refusal to Canada or any other country. You need to disclose if any of your visas were ever refused. Failure of disclosure is deemed as misrepresentation. Misrepresentation forbids entering Canada for five years. Therefore, it is necessary to disclose all prior visa refusals.