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I was refused a student visa to Canada, why? – we often receive such a question from students who submit documents to the Embassy of Canada on their own. –

So what should I do?

The main advice is to always work with a professional agency. The managers know all the subtleties of the visa process in practice, in real cases of students. They cannot guarantee a visa-this decision is made by the Embassy of Canada. But, they can competently choose a university or college in Canada, enroll you, get the right letters of enrollment, prepare a package of documents for a visa. Some colleges require a sample of a student’s assignment, in this case, help with homework is very beneficial.

This will significantly increase your chances of getting a positive response from the Embassy.

What they can and will do competently:

  • they will select an educational institution, college, university, or language program in Canada
  • they will draw up a package of documents and enroll you in the training program
  • they will receive the necessary letter about the transfer
  • they will prepare and submit the documents to the Embassy of Canada
  • they will arrange your departure to Canada
  • The joint work will increase your chances of getting a positive response on a student visa to Canada.

Let’s get back to the main question: Why were you denied a student visa to Canada? 

Most likely, you are also interested in such questions:

  • Can I submit the documents again?
  • Will my refusal affect subsequent decisions?
  • How can I influence the embassy’s decision?
  • Can I pass an interview at the embassy and personally prove my motivation?

In this article, we will give you some recommendations that are based on the real experience of managers working with international students. Where can I find reliable information? – Only on the website https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html.

Let’s figure it out. We know from experience that you have not received a student visa to Canada for one of the reasons listed below:

Insufficient finances

You have not proved why you need to study in Canada. The training program was chosen incorrectly

The Embassy doubts that you will return to your home country after completing your studies

False information, forged documents

Below we will touch on each of these points and decide how to fix the situation. Let’s first read your refusal carefully and answer a few questions.

Can I submit the documents again?

Yes, you can, but on condition that the Embassy has not forbidden you to do this. Read carefully the letter of refusal of a student visa to Canada. If it says that it is possible to reissue documents, feel free to do it. In another case, you will have a note in the letter that you do not have the right to submit documents for a certain time, or at all.

Remember the most important rule: DO NOT CHEAT OR FORGE DOCUMENTS

When re-submitting documents, make sure that the documents do not contradict those that caused the refusal. For example, you submit a certificate from your place of work and set the salary more than in the previous document. The Embassy considers this a fraud. You will receive another refusal. There is no point in submitting a similar package of documents without changes.

How can I determine the reason for the failure?

Do not look for a detailed explanation of your situation in the letter. The embassy will not tell you what to do, what additional documents to submit. You should understand for yourself what could have provoked the refusal. An experienced academic consultant will be able to immediately determine the cause.

Let’s look at the most popular reasons for refusing a student visa to Canada.

1. Insufficient financial support – not enough money

In simple words, you have shown little money in the bank account. Or, you did not show the source of the money, where you earned it. This is the most common reason for failure. Carefully study the certificates from the bank and the financial documents that you have submitted. What is the amount on the account? Does it cover the cost of tuition, accommodation, meals, and related expenses for one year? – No! That’s the reason for the refusal.

How much money should there be in the bank account? – At least 25,000 Canadian dollars. But, it all depends on your training program.

2. Insufficient motivation 

Insufficient motivation can serve as a training program that you have chosen incorrectly, your age, the purpose of the trip. The answer will be individual for each student. Each situation requires a detailed study.

You can’t come to the embassy to personally talk to the visa officer and convince him.

The most common reason for insufficient motivation is a program that was chosen incorrectly.

Let’s consider a real request that was received by our agency:

The student is 30 years old. He decided that he could go to Canada to study English for 2 weeks or 3 months. 2 weeks of studying English in Canada can be motivated, but what about the period of 3 months? We immediately ask the following questions: Will you be out of work for 3 months? Can you afford it financially? Will you be released from work for 3 months? Will your employer be waiting for you? Why 3 months in Canada? Probably, it will be cheaper to learn English in the UK?

Isn’t it closer? – it’s very difficult to find the right motivation, isn’t it? After all, if a student, 30 years old, goes to Canada for 3 months, he expects to stay or find a job.

3. Incomplete set of documents. The documents were prepared incorrectly

Due to their inexperience, students miss a lot of nuances when they collect and submit a package of documents to the Embassy. For example, a student submits a certificate from a bank but does not show the source of money – certificates from the place of work, or letters of sponsorship from parents. Also, documents are submitted without translation, or in a chaotic manner.

These two reasons are the result of the fact that you are trying to deal with the requirements of the Canadian Embassy. The rule, what if I get carried away, will also not work in this case.

4. Fake documents. Lie 

Honesty and sincerity are the guarantees of success! We do not know where to “buy” a certificate from the bank and do not make a certificate from the place of work. We refuse those students who bring fake documents.

Here, perhaps, you just need to remember that any forged document entails a refusal. And no, you will not be carried through. Don’t invent complicated stories, don’t come up with them. If you have relatives in Canada, write about it. Check the application form, before submitting it to the embassy, check every letter and number.

Remember: Fake documents entail a refusal and a ban on re-submission!