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Canadian Student Visas Approvals

Updated: Jan 21

There are many reasons a Canadian study permit (commonly called a student visa) can be hard to get or rejected

Your SOP is important

A Statement of Purpose, or SOP, is a way to introduce yourself to your institution and visa officer. This personal essay tells your visa officer who you are, and why you’ll be a positive addition to the program you’re applying to.

When writing your SOP, be sure to emphasize returning home after graduation. Avoid discussing plans you have to stay in Canada after completing your program. Doing so goes against visa rules and regulations, and can lead to your study permit being rejected.

KEEP your Documents ready

When providing documents for your student visa submission, always remember to keep them handy. Some important documents to include are:

  • Letter of acceptance (LOA)

  • Proof of identity

  • Proof of financial support

  • Travel history

  • Other personal documents (birth certificate, biometrics, etc.)

Talk about your travel

Talk about your previous travel history in your SOP, and with your immigration officer once you land at the airport. Go into detail about your trips, and your reasons for travel, and make it clear that you always returned home.

If you’ve already traveled to Canada in the past, be wary of talking about your existing ties and connections. Having these connections might make you feel more comfortable during your time there as a student, and could be a potential support if you do get the opportunity to move to Canada one day. However, it could cause visa officials to believe there may be a reason for you to overstay after your studies.

visa Interview Tips

Having an interview with an immigration officer once you’ve landed in Canada can be nerve-wracking, but our advisors are here to support you

Keep in mind Some common questions:

  • “Why did you choose to study in Canada instead of studying in your home country?”

  • “What made you choose a program at a Canadian school?”

  • “How are you funding yourself while studying abroad?”

  • “Are you planning to return to your home country after your studies?” (To which the answer should always be “yes”!)

Keeping these questions in mind, it can help to think about:

  • Why you chose your specific program and institution, how it will help you get a job in your home country how it is seen as a valuable experience to have

  • The improved job opportunities you can get after studying abroad, and companies you can apply to

  • Our advisors help you in writing a powerful SOP and prepare you for Interview Questions as per individual case and story

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