Visa refusal to students aiming to study in Canada has been almost 60 per cent in the past few weeks. As per estimates, even students having confirmed University admission with visas approved in principle have failed to get their visas sanctioned. The same applies for those with high scores in IELTS as well.
Reasons for High Rejection Numbers
- The rejection ratio has risen mostly because of the pandemic situation. Even when Canadian flights resume, if would be practically impossible for the country to allow all the students to arrive at once.
- For a year almost, there has been close to four lakh students waiting to go study in Canadian universities.
Understand the ways to Avoid Rejection
The rejection letters, however, will not specify the exact reason why a student gets visa denied. Knowing a specific reason will actually help students and consultants find out ways to ensure non-rejection. A consultant will be able to understand fine print and work around solutions to portray your profile correctly.
Present the SOP Relevantly
Every student and consultant dealing with Canadian universities, know that the statement of purpose could be the decisive factor. The prime pointer to keep in mind here is the SOP has to be presented in a way that there is a realistic personalized edge. This way the authorities actually believe that studying in Canada would mean more than a way to settle in the country. You might need to get professional advice to make the SOP realistic. Good SOPs do not matter. A relevant one does.
Align up Course rather than just Choosing
Align your career pick with your real academic background or experience. Some students choose a random course that is easier to bag in Canada. On another side, the past study or work fields stay non-related to the new choice. This is a worthy reason of visa rejection. Make sure the course you pick actually has relevance to your work or past study experience. Even if you choose a fresh course, you need to be able to prove how the same will up-skill you for future jobs in your current niche. Finding the right course is not as essential as is linking your background to the course.
Clear Link between Courses and Employment
Sometimes, in case a student is re-applying for student visa, there is failure to explain why he took up a different University or course. Consultants advise that changing the course might make it easier but the authorities will need clear explanation for the switch. You cannot also simply choose an educational course without being able to prove that it will generate employment scope. If your course is not proven to be sustainable, the student visa will stand rejected.
While documentation needed for Canadian student visa is well-known information, the Canadian authorities must recognize the documents. Do all the homework on, if your degree or diploma stands valid according to Canadian educational system. Find the ways out and get those ready to prove the relevance of documents if questions come in from the visa issuing authorities.
Part-time Work Hassles
Common misconception is that students can work part-time during the course of the study in Canada. While students can do this, the visa will not be issued based on this factor. The part time job cannot be considered income for sustenance in Canada. The authorities will approve your visa only when you can show that you have ample funds to support yourself, sans a job.
Career breaks for study are encouraged but a gap must not be too long. Ensure the same to avoid student visa rejection. Similarly, the authorities have access to visa rejection information of all applicants, even in context of other countries. Hiding such information is not a sound decision.
From the financial soundness to proper career choices, there is much detail involved when it comes to beginning student life in Canada. The visa issuing authorities are getting stricter. With a raging pandemic, and applications piling up; you have to make sure every part of your course and visa application is ironed out well in advance.