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Reasons why applicants are denied a study permit

Failure to demonstrate that you can pay your tuition and living expenses

Having sufficient funds available to pay for your tuition and living expenses is the most crucial factor in a visa officer’s decision when granting a Canada Study Permit, which is why The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) advised that you show at least one (1) year worth of financing for your tuition and living expenses. Most times, applicants don’t have the funds to cover their tuition and living expense, which, as a result, generally leads to their denial.

Before you decide to start your journey of studying in Canada, ensure that you know how much your tuition and living expenses will cost to have the funds available to pay for these expenses. A visa officer can immediately know without a doubt whether an applicant can pay for their tuition and living expenses based on the amount of money that is in their bank account or their sponsor bank account. If you do not have enough money to cover your tuition and living expenses, the visa officer will deny you due to insufficient funds to maintain yourself or any family member that will accompany you to Canada.

Though you will be working while studying in Canada, this should not be entirely relied upon to pay your tuition and living expenses, as you are only entitled to work 20 hours per week, and you might not get enough hours to work. The money that you earned from working in Canada can be used for necessities. This is why IRCC is adamant that you should have enough money to cover your tuition and living expenses.

Failure to choose a program that aligns with your previous education and work history.

When choosing a program, ensure that you dialogue with the school to help you select a program that aligns with your qualifications or work experiences. For example, if you have a degree or work experience in Mechanical Engineering and decide to pursue a nursing program, the visa officer might deny you because they do not see how the program that you have chosen will benefit you based on your qualification or work experience. As such, it is best to choose a program that aligns with your qualifications and or work experience, especially if you have been in the same job for a couple of years. You can choose any program of your choice once you are able to explain how the program will benefit you in the future.

Failure to prove that you will leave Canada when your study permit expires

Most applicants that apply for a study permit main intention is to apply for permanent residency at the end of their studies. However, you shouldn’t give the visa officer the impression that you do not plan to leave Canada at the end of your studies even though your sole intention is to apply for permanent residency. There is a process to apply for permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class, and If you are not eligible, you will have to leave Canada whenever your study permit expires. If the visa officer comes to the realization that you do not plan to leave Canada at the end of your stay, they will deny your study permit application.

Failure to provide all the relevant documents that are needed for the processing of your study permit.

There are several forms that must be properly completed, along with multiple supporting documents that you must submit to the Canadian Embassy to get your study permit approval. Many applicants have tried to complete their study permit application by themselves, making minor mistakes and failing to submit some of the required documents thus resulting in a large number of study permit denial. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not tolerate simple mistakes; once a form and/ or a document is missing, your application will not be placed on hold, nor will they send you an email for the missing copy. So, if you did not submit your police record along with your application, you are automatically denied. Ensure that you hire a professional immigration consultant if you do not fully understand the entire process and the necessary documents that are needed to be submission.

Strong families in Canada and in country of residence.

If the possibility lies that your family members in Canada might allow you to stay with them after your study permit expires, they might deny you. The reason for that is, though Canada wants people to become residents, they want you to reside in Canada legally. There is a process when applying for permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class after your Canadian study permit expires. If you are not eligible, you will be required to leave Canada and return to your home country.

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