There are plenty of reasons why a student visa in Canada might be rejected. For that reason, we wanted to put together an article that examines the most common reasons.

If your application is refused, this means that you did not establish eligibility for a student visa, which could be due to a lack of financial confidence, documents, health, security or criminal admissibility standards.

If your application is returned, it means that you missed some documents or had a mistake on one of their forms. Once you correct this problem, you can send the application back.

What are the main reasons for a Canadian student visa rejection?

As mentioned above, there are many reasons why the Canadian visa might get refused. However, the main reasons for a Canadian student visa rejection include the following:

  • Proof of financial funds

It is important to show a sufficient amount of funds to travel and study in Canada. It is one of the most essential requirements when it comes to visa application. Immigration officers want to make sure that new students can support themselves while studying abroad.

  • Not enough documentation

There are documents that need to be uploaded for each application. Even though some support documents are optional, it would be beneficial to upload them, as well. Providing as much information as possible is always preferable. Be aware of the required documents and check them before submitting so there are no mistakes and the application can be processed smoothly.

  • Purpose of applicants visit

As a student, it is fundamental to demonstrate to the Canadian government that your purpose to visit Canada is for study. If your purpose for traveling to Canada is to work rather than study, a student visa probably isn’t for you.

  • Family ties in Canada and your country of residence

An immigration officer needs to be satisfied that a student will leave Canada before their study permit or visa expires. For that reason, it is important to communicate that you have immediate family members in your home country.

What things can help you improve the chances of getting your visa approved?

To get a better chance of not having your visa refused, you could do some of the following things:

  • Explain why you chose the program of study and the institution
  • Show what are your following career plans after graduation
  • Demonstrate your intent to not stay permanently in Canada
  • Showcase good language skills if possible
  • Provide sufficient proof of funds
  • Explain why you are eligible for your program of study
  • Submit complete documentation and optional documents
  • Get your biometrics ready and your medical exams

What can you do if your Canadian visa application gets refused?

You can definitely reapply. However, take some time the second time around to make sure your application has improved:

  • Analyze the issue why you got rejected
  • Solved the issue to the best of your ability
  • Re-apply again with everything right
  • Contact an immigration agent to guide you through the process

You may want to contact an immigration agent from your country that can help you out with the application. Even if it is your first time applying, you should consider hiring an agent to make sure the application does not get refused.

For more information about the Canadian visa, refusal, requirement or eligibility, please go to the Canadian government website. If you want any information in regards to the education, Acsenda’s process or documents from the institution for your application, please contact us.