Top 7 Reasons for Canadian Study Permit Refusal

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Top 7 Reasons for Canadian Study Permit Refusal

As an international student, getting admission into a Canadian university or college is a major achievement. Before you pack your belongings and relocate to Canada, you must first obtain a study permit. International students are welcomed in Canada because they help to strengthen the country’s future workforce, and their higher tuition fees help to subsidize domestic education costs.

However, due to the increasing popularity of Canadian universities and colleges, as well as the ongoing application backlog, study permit applicants from many countries are facing a higher than average rate of rejection following the pandemic. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 329,213 study permits in 2021, and 60% of all student visa applications were approved. In contrast, the approval rate for study permits fell to 55% in the first quarter of 2022.

If you intend to apply for a Canadian study permit, this article covers the most common reasons for Canadian student visa rejection and how to avoid them.

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Reasons for Refusal of Canadian Student Visa Applications

The first step to avoiding student visa rejection is to understand what the IRCC looks for in study permit applications and the reasons for rejection. Here are common reasons why IRCC rejects Canadian study permits:

IRCC Not Satisfied That the Applicant Will Leave Canada at the End of their Stay

For seven of the top 12 refusal reasons cited more than 10,000 times, 4 from 2019 to 2021, the IRCC agent was not convinced that the applicant would leave Canada at the end of their stay.

The following criteria were cited for this reason are as follows:

  1. The purpose of the applicant’s visit.
  2. The applicant’s personal assets and financial status.
  3. The applicant’s family ties in Canada and in their country of residence.
  4. Limited employment prospects in the applicant’s country of residence.
  5. The applicant’s current employment situation.
  6. The applicant’s travel history.
  7. The applicant’s immigration status.

The purpose of the applicant’s visit was by far the most frequently cited basis. This was cited more than 380,000 times between 2019 and 2021, including 175,000 times in 2021.IRCC concerns about personal assets and financial status accounted for a much smaller but still significant 26% of study permit refusals. 19% of refusals were based on the applicant’s family ties in Canada and their country of residence. 13% were based on IRCC’s assessment that there were few job opportunities in the applicant’s country of residence.

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Canadian Study Permit

To avoid these common application pitfalls, we recommend that applicants provide a clear and concise study plan that includes the following:

  • Why you chose your particular program and institution
  • What your subsequent career plans are
  • Why you’re eligible and suited for your intended course of study

It is critical to demonstrate that the program and institution you have chosen are a natural next step in your educational journey based on the academic subjects you have previously studied and the grades you have earned.

To resolve IRCC’s concerns that you will not return to your home country after studying in Canada, you should also demonstrate how the course will benefit you when you return. Aside from that, it’s critical to demonstrate that you and your family are established in your place of residence and have solid reasons to return. Ties to your home country could be from family to social to professional.

The second most common reason for a Canadian study permit refusal? Financial. IRCC was not satisfied that the applicant had sufficient financial resources to study in Canada for five of the top twelve refusal reasons cited more than 10,000 times from 2019 to 2021.

Smaller proportions of applicants were refused because IRCC did not believe they had sufficient funds to pay for their tuition (10%), travel costs to and from Canada (6%), or living costs in Canada (2%), as specified in Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, section 220.

Proof of Financial Support Is Critical

In other words, proof of financial support is essential for a successful study permit application. It is proven that visa officers are primarily looking for easily verifiable funds for tuition and living expenses. We  suggests that applicant provide at least six months of bank statements showing their withdrawal and deposit history. Properties, jewelry, and other investments are not considered proof of funds, but they can be used to demonstrate an applicant’s establishment or as proof of assets.

Key Takeaways

The most common reasons for study permit refusal are insufficient financial resources and a failure to convince IRCC that the purpose of your visit is, in fact, to study.

To avoid the disappointment and frustration of being denied a study permit, it is critical to create a strong statement of purpose that demonstrates a clear, natural progression in your studies and emphasizes your ties to your home country. It is also critical to demonstrate adequate financial support of at least minimum of six months of bank statements.

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