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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by oluwaCanny: 7:06pm On May 07, 2017
yamen21:
I applied since 13th Jan. The 17th week started on Friday. My supervisor is still telling me not to defer


i will advise u to send a case specific enquiry since the current processing time is 16 weeks and ur school has resumed. But it will be better to defer in your case since it may take a week or more for CIC to respond to ur case.

Check the link below

https://secure.cic.gc.ca/enquiries-renseignements/canada-case-cas-eng.aspx

Goodluck
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by yemdogg: 7:30pm On May 07, 2017
Austinpee4:
All these traffic say person choose wetin make sense for am still dey baffle me.
The same guy got refused twice, got approval on the third and still try PR and e click. Na him person go still raise anoda issue as to his decision within his options! Some things just dey weak me! Not as though he commited a crime or violated any law. @Arcayo, baba, if u fit even apply for citizenship 2mao sef, apply! E no concern anybody!

All the time you were going through all the trauma of refusals and all, it didn't generate any issue.Proceed however you deem appropraite for you. You owe nobody no explanation.You are officially a PERMANENT RESIDENT of canada. Biko, enjoy all the benefits it comes with. Majority of us here are genuinely happy for you and looking forward to what you have been able to achieve.

Congratulation again and all the best to you.

I am not only genuinely happy for him. I envy him greatly.

Arcayo God bless you and your hustle. People like you inspire us.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Nobody: 8:39pm On May 07, 2017
Hello. I wanted to find out if refusal for msc applicsnts with funding was a common occurrence. I have been going through the old threads but their volume isn't really helping.

Small reminder to myself to post the e-mail formats I used when contacting supervisors.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by oluwaCanny: 9:02pm On May 07, 2017
LightandDarkness:
Hello. I wanted to find out if refusal for msc applicsnts with funding was a common occurrence. I have been going through the old threads but their volume isn't really helping.

Small reminder to myself to post the e-mail formats I used when contacting supervisors.
u have to package ur application well as u can be refused on several grounds and not only for insufficient funds...

the funding often will cater for the insufficient funds aspects of your application...(which is one of the toughest for applicant here aside purpose of visit)

My advice is avoid any form of misrepresentation and package well and u will be fine. A friend of mine with full funding was refused and banned for 5 years for presenting fake documents. (NB: he wasnt aware the statement was fake prior to submission)

Goodluck

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Osemigho: 9:04pm On May 07, 2017
yamen21:
I applied since 13th Jan. The 17th week started on Friday. My supervisor is still telling me not to defer


I will advise you stick to what your supervisor's said. Think some schools allow late, after 2-3weeks, resumption.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Osemigho: 9:08pm On May 07, 2017
oluwaCanny:
: he wasnt aware the statement was fake prior to submission

Goodluck

Which statement if I may ask?

Did he use agent to apply?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by oluwaCanny: 9:39pm On May 07, 2017
Osemigho:


Which statement if I may ask?

Did he use agent to apply?

bank statement... a family friend gave him a statement...
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Nobody: 9:58pm On May 07, 2017
I recently gained admission to a thesis based Msc program in Canada and wanted to share some tips in getting a supervisor.

1. Be patient, the process takes time and a lot of e-mails.

2. Make sure you tailor each e-mail specifically to the supervisor you are interested in. Check their profile, read their research interests, check their current projects, and if possible glance at one or two of their recent publications. Sometimes on the profiles of supervisors their number of graduate students are mentioned, if they have a lot its unlikely they would have space for you, this isn't always true but it can save you time when you are prioritizing who to e-mail.

3. Include your CV and transcript with each e-mail.

4. Please please make sure your e-mail is well written and professional, use clear English as well as good punctuation and spelling. Note you are from Nigeria in Africa (no offence to us) but sometimes these people might have the unfair assumption that because of where you are from your english might be terrible, no one wants to work with someone they cannot communicate with. Use appropriate titles, do not call a Professor a Doctor, some supervisors will not care, some do care very much.

5. Note that these people are busy, if your e-mail is not replied immediately just be patient, wait for about 3-7 days and forward the initial e-mail with a BRIEF re-introduction. "Dear Dr/ Professor X. My name is Bleep, I am a potential applicant to program x. I sent you an email x-days ago regarding the potential of you being my supervisor for x program. I decided to re-send this e-mail as I was not sure you had seen it. Kind regards, X". If there is no reply it is safe to assume they might not be accepting students, however you can give it another 7 days and send another e-mail, if there is still no reply move on.

6. Your CV is an important part of your application. I say application because you are basically applying to work with the supervisor, spend time crafting a straight to the point CV. A good CV (for a fresh graduate anyway) should be no longer than 2 pages, if you have been working it is understandable that it might be longer. Note again though that these people do not have time so try to be concise. Make your CV appealing to the eye. Also avoid including your age, sex, religion, marital status or all of that, these are simply unnecessary and might bias the supervisor against you for example with your personal religious affiliation.

7. Small tip: I used send my e-mails to supervisors at around 8:30-10AM at wherever they were located, I did this because these are the times an average working person would get into the office and read their mail to plan for the day. No evidence this helps anything but sha..


Now to the formats.

Format 1:
I really prefer this format because its simple and straight to the point, you state why you are e-mailing and you direct them to your CV and transcripts for further information. Saves both them and you precious time.

Dear Dr/Prof X,

My name is X and I am a candidate for the MSc Bleep program at the University of X to begin in Fall/Winter/Summer 201x. The purpose of this e-mail is to enquire about the availability of masters graduate student positions in your lab.

I am interested in the research you are conducting on (what you are interested in). The basis of my interest in your research is a scientific interest in (reasons why you are interested). I have attached my CV and transcripts for your consideration. Thank you for taking the time read my e-mail.

Kind regards,
Your name.



Format 2:

I used this at the beginning when I thought I would be getting quick responses and I thought had all the time in the world. While this format is more robust and indeed you give the supervisor a good picture of your self as an applicant, I do think it is a bit lengthy and might be a turnoff for supervisors, however I have received positive responses with this format. Some Supervisors might however ask you to send something like this as a "career plan".

Dear Dr/Prof X,

My name is X and I am interested in applying for the (your program) at the University of X for a Fall 201x start. The purpose of this e-mail is to enquire about the possibility of you acting as my faculty supervisor during the course of the (your program).

To briefly describe my profile, I am a (your degree) graduate from (your University) with a passion for research (if you are going or a thesis based program you will be doing research). I am interested in the research you are conducting on[b] (summarize their interests)[/b] which motivated me to contact you regarding the possibility of you being my supervisor for (your program).


Here I discuss the knowledge and research experience I have relevant to their own research


I possess knowledge of (knowledge relevant to their research) which I gained through modules on these topics during the course of my (what you studied) degree. I have also had experience of geology/biology/chemistry/finance etc research; (How you gained this experience). I have described this/these experiences/projects (as appropriate please) in my attached curriculum vitae. Through these experiences I have gained (briefly describe what you gained from these experiences- laboratory techniques, analytical methods, project management etc)

I have attached my CV for your consideration which describes my research experience and research competencies. I have also attached my university transcripts which show the courses I studied during my (what you studied) degree. My transcripts are graded using the Nigerian grading system which differs from the Canadian system however I have confirmed my overall grade of Second Class, Upper Division is sufficient for entry to the (your program of interest).

I believe I can gain valuable knowledge and experience under your supervision but also use the knowledge and research experience I have previously gained in order to contribute positively to your research. I am very happy to further discuss my grades, research experience, and interests and I look forward to your reply at your convenience.

Kind regards,
Your name.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Fredozki(m): 10:03pm On May 07, 2017
taiwo92:
@ fredozki am going for civil engineering.

Okay, is it MEng or MESc? I applied in ECE dept first week of April, the graduate studies coordinator of my dept said it will take approximately 4-6 weeks for a decision to be made on my application. I suggest you wait till your application clocks exactly 6weeks.

Meanwhile i think you didnt apply early enough for the FALL semester. Just remain hopeful Bro
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Osemigho: 10:03pm On May 07, 2017
oluwaCanny:


bank statement... a family friend gave him a statement...

Ok. What was "doctored" in the statement?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Feistyoly: 10:26pm On May 07, 2017
ibeli0:
you must have 2.1 to be able to do llm in Canada if your cpa is up to 2.1 the check university of Manitoba or Saskatchewan
Okay, thanks.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by oluwaCanny: 10:55pm On May 07, 2017
Osemigho:


Ok. What was "doctored" in the statement?

the statement given to my friend wasn't genuine... even though the same person provided the statement for my friend's cousin and he was successful a year ago
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by sundaydammy: 3:13am On May 08, 2017
Thanks to everyone
My application came and I was not given base on what the VO ticked I will like to know what I can do next thanks. [quote author=Folumade1 post=56238870][/quote]

Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by jj17cv(m): 4:56am On May 08, 2017
Sorry about ur refusal some agent are fool used d same document for thousand of ppl at the same time .You have been ban ...... A finding of such inadmissibility would render you inadmissible to Canada for a period of five years according to section 40(2)(a)
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by deejay102: 6:45am On May 08, 2017
watlat4sure:


Please let me know when you find one, am also looking for a PGD in Information Technology . Will notify u if i get a school also.

Thanks

I am specifically searching in Saskatchewan.. You should find one since you are interested in any school in Canada. Google more bro
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by pweetiesuzie(f): 7:29am On May 08, 2017
Good day house, pls help
pls i am filling the imm form(application for study permit made outside of Canada) and i do not know what to fill in the sections below :

-Tuition (tuition for the two years is cad $28,000)
-room and board (don't know what to fill under this)
-others (should i fill in the living expenses of cad $10,000 for one year as requested by IRCC)

funds available for my stay (can i put cad$40,000)

Thank you for your responses.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by einsteino(m): 7:43am On May 08, 2017
Please I am a little confused in packaging of documents to submit. for example, there is no where on CIC's website were it was requested I upload my birth certificate or that of my siblings, my degree certs and transcripts.. but I see post of other people who did, under what category of documents did you append this documents to and in what order would you advise I arrange it? Thanks
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Osemigho: 8:13am On May 08, 2017
sundaydammy:
Thanks to everyone
My application came and I was not given base on what the VO ticked I will like to know what I can do next thanks.
That is ban.

What happened?

Did you use agent and or submit fake documents?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Ope100(m): 8:39am On May 08, 2017
Hi
1. As for tuition, fill in your tuition for one year as it shows on your acceptance letter/school invoice.
2 & 3. What I know is Room and board + others should sum up to at least $10,000 CDN. That's how I filled mine, i may be wrong. I have seen a few people on this thread say they left it blank. So I guess you shouldn't worry much about that aspect except it is stated in your Acceptance letter/school invoice.
As for Funds available, from what I know this is the amount your sponsor is willing to give you which I guess should be slightly higher than your tution + 10K cdn. You also need to put into consideration the closing balance of the bank statement you want to submit before filling that aspect. I hope this helps, regards.
pweetiesuzie:
Good day house, pls help
pls i am filling the imm form(application for study permit made outside of Canada) and i do not know what to fill in the sections below :

-Tuition (tuition for the two years is cad $28,000)
-room and board (don't know what to fill under this)
-others (should i fill in the living expenses of cad $10,000 for one year as requested by IRCC)

funds available for my stay (can i put cad$40,000)

Thank you for your responses.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Ope100(m): 8:50am On May 08, 2017
Hi
The letter of explanation section will suffice. All you need to do is scan your birth certificate and that of your sibling's, degrees and transcripts together with your SOP if you have one and upload in that section as a single document. Your order of arrangement should be at your discretion. I used the content of my SOP to arrange mine. Regards
einsteino:
Please I am a little confused in packaging of documents to submit. for example, there is no where on CIC's website were it was requested I upload my birth certificate or that of my siblings, my degree certs and transcripts.. but I see post of other people who did, under what category of documents did you append this documents to and in what order would you advise I arrange it? Thanks

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by einsteino(m): 10:24am On May 08, 2017
Ope100:
Hi
The letter of explanation section will suffice. All you need to do is scan your birth certificate and that of your sibling's, degrees and transcripts together with your SOP if you have one and upload in that section as a single document. Your order of arrangement should be at your discretion. I used the content of my SOP to arrange mine. Regards

Thanks. Must my siblings birth Cert be NPC? I only have NPC birth cert of myself and one of my sibling, the rest are standard local govt registration of birth issued at the time of their birth.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by taiwo92(m): 10:35am On May 08, 2017
@fredozki when did u apply and ur application is against which semester.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by nelly28: 10:37am On May 08, 2017
sundaydammy:
Thanks to everyone
My application came and I was not given base on what the VO ticked I will like to know what I can do next thanks.

Baba wadup, did u use an agent, if, was dere any document dat was run for u, and 've u been refused visa to cana or US be4.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by pweetiesuzie(f): 10:47am On May 08, 2017
[quote author=Ope100 post=56314002][/quote]
Thanks Ope100 for your response.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Nobody: 11:37am On May 08, 2017
Please house, who else applied to University of Regina (Fall 2017) ? I applied since Dec 15, 2016 and still no response from them. In clearer terms, a decision has not been reached by the faculty of graduate study and research. Please, who else is with me on this one; I am also wondering, if I get admitted, would I be able to completely process my VISA application before resumption date in September. I am kind of lost on this one and I need answers.

Thanks and God bless.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by sundaydammy: 11:39am On May 08, 2017
agent
Osemigho:

That is ban.

What happened?

Did you use agent and or submit fake documents?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by florentm: 12:01pm On May 08, 2017
sundaydammy:
agent

GVC i guess, sorry brother
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by Ope100(m): 12:01pm On May 08, 2017
No, its not a must. You are very good to go my friend. Regards
einsteino:


Thanks. Must my siblings birth Cert be NPC? I only have NPC birth cert of myself and one of my sibling, the rest are standard local govt registration of birth issued at the time of their birth.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by einsteino(m): 12:26pm On May 08, 2017
Ope100:
No, its not a must. You are very good to go my friend. Regards

Thats good news, would save me the stress and cash of going to get NPC certs for them. Thanks alot
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by wealth360: 12:28pm On May 08, 2017
I felt like finding all these agents that do not know anything about Study permit and beat them up mercilessly. imagine what happen to @sundaydammy. same thing happen to a guy am presently helping. he paid 700k for visa app and got denied.
I just want to say God bless everyone that has been contributing to this thread to help ourselves....@everyone, Please tell everyone you know to tell who they know that they can do it themselves.

@sundaydammy pele bros.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 by adiukuonyebuchi: 12:35pm On May 08, 2017
Eraytee:

Pls go ahead, it's acceptable. I know someone in canny that was in ur shoes at this stage before, he tendered his church marriage certificate and nothing bad came, his studying now in Canada.

Thank you so so much

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