If you aspire to study in a Canadian university, then you will need to apply for a study permit. The first step of coming to Canada for the study is being accepted in a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada.
The acceptance letter is used to obtain a study permit from the government body of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
A study permit is usually valid for the length of your study program.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected processing, however, the IRCC is still accepting study permit applications.
International students coming to Canada in 2021 will be required to isolate themselves for 14 days after arriving in Canada. However, your study permit could also be refused due to disruptions caused by the pandemic.
What are the Most Common Reasons for a Study Permit Refusal in 2021?
Your study permit could be rejected for several reasons including:
Lack of financial support: If you are unable to demonstrate enough financial resources to support your stay in Canada.
The problem of Intent: If the immigration official suspects your intention to return to your home country after your study program is complete.
Choice of Program: If the immigration official feels that your choice of study program does not match your past study or work experience.
Letter of Acceptance: If your letter of acceptance can not be verified or is not credible.
Lack of Travel of Identity Documents: Not having a complete record of your travel history and identity documents can lead to your study permit being rejected. Any documents provided must be verifiable and determine your admissibility to Canada.