7 Common Rejection Reasons for Your Canada Study Permit: An Insight from an RCIC located in Toronto, Ontario.
” I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on the ……………………”
It’s always been a frustrating experience when you see the above wordings from a rejection letter of your Canada study permit application. Out of the shocking, are we really understand what exactly the rejection reason was? What is the meaning behind the rejection reason? I submitted everything requested according to the docucment check list but still I got rejected? Why is that happening to my applcation?
It is essential and important to understand the root cause of the the study permit application refusal to order to procced for the next steps whether in appealing or to re-apply again. If you choose to apply again, it is critical for you to truly understand the real concern / confusion regarding your previous application from the visa officer because we do want to get rid of the issue and avoid the same mistake happens again in your next application.
Before exploring to the common Study Permit refusal reasons, let’s take a look on the basis of study permit from the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Definition: Study permit is a Canadian temporary resident permit aimed for international students study in Canada for a declared period of the time. The applicant needs to leave Canada after their study.
Base on the definition above, IRCC applies strict requirements for student permit applicants in order to avoid the chance of having them enter Canada and stay there permanently. For the sake of that, if a student fails to demonstrate that they will leave Canada after their study, they will be rejected.
Below please find the most common rejection reason from visa officer along with the possible solutions.
Reason 1:“I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on the purpose of your visit.”
You are failed to convince to the visa officer that you come to Canada is solely for study even though you submitted an offer letter from the DLI. In your study plan, you have to emphasis your passion on the particular subject you picked for studying and how did the study in Canada will benefit you for your future career.
Meanwhile, the statement of purpose from the study plan was too board and unclear which may lead to the suspect ion from the visa officer to believe the applicant intends to enter the labor market in Canada instead of pursue for the study.
Reason 2: ” I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on the limited employment prospects in your country of residence.”
You are failed to demonstrate on how would your study in Canada will bring you employment prospects back to your own country in the future, and if not, visa officer is concern on your intention to return home.
To tackle this, you should show to the IRCC that you will have good employment prospects in your home country by including a career progression and prediction timeline in your cover letter.
These should include information about past jobs you had in your home country and how obtaining a study in Canada will boost up and enable a better career prosect as being mentioned from the career progression chart.
Reason 3:“I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on your current employment situation.”
You are failed to show a very stable employment situation from your current country and that you may have a chance to stay here in Canada to look for a job or something.
Reason for that may be you showed a very unstable employment situation from your application, like you got layoff, you showed no job or the company you are working is going to shut down.
For the sake of that, it is recommended that you provide information on your company in the cover letter, in particular with regard to how it is a successful and promising business. You can also include a letter of recommendation from your employer to prove that you are a good employee who would otherwise have stayed with the company but to study in Canada to purse for the better career prospect.
Reason 4:“I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on your personal assets and financial status.”
You are failed to prove that you have enough funds to pay for your education and other expenses in Canada.
You should resolve this issue by explaining the source of the funds in the cover letter you provided. Also, it is necessary for the the applicant to submit enough documentation or proof to explain where the finances come from.
Reason 5:”“I am not satisfied that based on your travel history, you will leave Canada as stipulated in section 216(1) of the IRPR.”“
You are failed to show a satisfied travel history to visa offer. A history of overstayed, got rejected on a visa in Canada or another country, or even a NO history of travel record (Not even travel to other country before) will lead to the rejection.
To address the issue, you should focus on demonstrating that you are going to return to your home country from the cover letter. You can mention reasons for that is link into your family ties, employment prospects or even your life planning in your country.
Reason 6:I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on your immigration status in your country of residence”
You are failed to provide a valid status or permission with reason to be in the country where you are living at the time of applying. For instance, a visitor visa holder applicant residing in a country (other than the nationality country) may bring an immediate concern from a visa officer in regard to the applcant’s intention to study in Canada. Is is suggestec that if the applcant applies to a country other than the nationality, an evidence or proof of legal document should be avalable with proper explanation.
Reason 7:“I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 216(1) of the IRPR, based on your family ties in Canada and in your country of residence.”
You are failed to convince the visa officer that you will leave Canada after the study because there is a possibility that you will either stay with your family residing in Canada or you are lack of strong family ties in your home country which may result in not returning home after finishing the studies in Canada.
It is important to highlight from the cover letter that you are intended to return to your home country based on the fact that you have close relatives like parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters living in the home country.
Basically, out of the above 7 common rejection reasons, there are still numerous other reasons for the study permit refusal. It is critical to fully understand the root cause of it in order to prepare for the next submission. MayCan Immigration is here to help you and provide gudiance your next move. We are regulated Canadian immigration consultant with good standing, please do not hesitate to knock us door.
Seeking assistance from an experienced RCIC is highly recommended, especially one who can communicate with you in Chinese and is based in Canada. By avoiding the common pitfalls mentioned above and ensuring a well-prepared application, you can increase your chances of obtaining a study permit and embark on an exciting educational journey in Canada.
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Written by May Mak from MayCan Immigration Consultancy Ltd on 12 Feb 2023