According to a recent Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings (2020), about 30 Canadian institutions were counted among the best in the world. This has made the race for a student visa in Canada more challenging than it used to be since the study destination is now becoming more competitive than ever. Here in this post, you will find the checklist you require to get a Canada student visa at your first try.
I recently came across this site that had some funny but enlightening things to say about Canadians; After I found out that it was illegal in Canada for anyone to have an offensive smell, which could be punishable by 2 years in jail…funny!
Also Yonge street in Ontario Canada was 1,896 km (1,178 miles) long, beginning in Toronto and goes due north to just shy of Lark Simcoe, making it the longest street in the world. Couple with the fact that Canada is one of the countries with most educated people in the world. Who knew?
More than 50% of the population has a post-secondary education. Plus, the country has a 99% literacy rate. Not bad, right?
With these facts, I quickly knew where I wanted to get my second degree. For some weird reason, not even known to me, I fell in love with Canada. Quickly I got on with getting a visa, thinking my love for this strange country was all the requirements I needed to get a visa. I received a rude shock when I was declined. I knew I had to go back to the drawing board to get right all I got wrong.
Now, let’s start from here…
THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADA STUDENT VISA:
The first step is to get a Canada Study Visa application package, either from the CIC website or by contacting your local visa office, or the Canadian embassy or consulate. In order to get your application package, you’ll need to answer a few questions about yourself on the CIC website. To aid your application processes, you will need;
* Proof of Acceptance by a Designated Learning Institution: You must have a valid acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI). Meaning you must first obtain a standardized letter of acceptance from a recognized higher education provider. Students studying in Quebec must also apply for a certificate of acceptance, known as a CAQ, from the government of Quebec.