Common Mistakes To Avoid When Applying For A Canada Student Visa

With diverse requirements, rules and regulations, and policies, it can be quite hard and stringent for international students to apply for a Canadian study visa. The visa process can be tricky for many international students.
According to a survey, every 1 out of 4 student visas were rejected in 2023 for Canada study purposes. To address this issue, UAE students must consult official Canada student visa consultants before beginning their journey.
Don’t worry! We at ABN Global have you covered with all the fundamentals needed before and during your Canadian visa journey. Here are some common mistakes students make while applying for a student permit in Canada, which lead to the application being refused. 

Missing Statement of Purpose

While submitting your application to IRCC, craft a detailed and convincing study plan. A well-written study plan is pivotal to the success of your visa application. The document must depict your genuine intentions of studying in Canada and returning to your home country right after completing your degree. 

It Must Include:

  • Motivation for choosing Canada
  • Academic and work profile
  • Why choose a specific university
  • Selection of your course reasons
  • Home country ties
  • Financial evidence
  • Intentions of coming back home

Commonly, students need to focus on writing a comprehensive and detailed study plan. This can be one of the major reasons your visa application was refused.

Poorly Prepared Documents

Imagine if someone sends your documents with random titles combined in one single file and asks you to reorder them to summarize the profile quickly. It will be quite a frustrating job for any human being. 

While uploading your documents on IRCC, remember that a real human is on the other side of the computer system who needs to download your documents and make decisions after a detailed analysis. 

Make their job pleasant, not exhausting. Your visa officer will be stressed after receiving your poorly arranged visa documents, which can also affect your visa decision. Take an extra few minutes and properly organize your visa documents to make the decision-making process easy and simple for the visa officer. 

Always refer to your Canada student visa while preparing your documents. 

Weak Financial Evidence

Strong proof of financial funds proves to IRCC that you have enough money to sustain yourself in Canada for your studies and living. The amount of funds required to be demonstrated depends on your course type, length of course, and your family structure. 

Students mostly end up presenting bank statements with a balance that is less than the required balance by IRCC for a successful visa outcome. 

The logic is simple: you need to have adequate funds in your bank account to support your studies, living, and other associated costs. You are encouraged to add an extra amount to your bank statement to cater to a sudden jump in the exchange rate. 

Applying At the Last Hour

Many students plan and apply at the last moment before the intake starting date. You should always apply on time for a Canada study permit. IRCC takes its time to generate visa outcomes. 

Even if you apply through the SDS scheme, a minimum of 25-30 working days is the standard processing time for international students. It is never recommended to apply at the last hour. 

Students applying late have visa rejection or deferred enrolments in the next available intake. Give yourself enough time to prepare the documents required by IRCC. 

Wrong Biometrics Submission

Candidates who upload the wrong scanned biometrics usually have visa rejections by IRCC. 

It is pertinent to upload legitimate biometrics that are properly scanned and promptly to avoid visa refusals.

Intentions To Leave Canada

If the students can demonstrate strong ties to their home country, the visa officer at IRCC can accept their visa. Most students don’t emphasize the importance of depicting strong home ties while planning their visa documentation. 

Mature students can show strong home-country ties by owning property in their names. Property ownership is one of the best ways to show strong home-country ties to a visa officer. 

Get Free Guidance Now

You can book an appointment with one of our Canadian career advisors for detailed guidance on avoiding these mistakes. As the best Canada student visa consultants in the Middle East, we feel pride in helping students achieve academic excellence.


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