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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 11:25pm On May 04, 2020
efetoski:

From this one can conclude that a Nigerian CGPA of 3.5/5 is equivalent to 3.0/4 of Canadian which is a B average. I stand to be corrected
you are wrong. i already answered you in the previous posts. use an online converter to convert your cgpa into the Canadian format.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Chimzy4real: 11:32pm On May 04, 2020
I really don't know how to go about the conversion. Can you help out. To you do i stand any chance

efetoski:

So what's the equivalent of 70% in Nigerian cgpa
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by efetoski: 11:38pm On May 04, 2020
Qudkom:

you are wrong. i already answered you in the previous posts. use an online converter to convert your cgpa into the Canadian format.
Your table is misleading. If I am wrong what do you think is the 3.5/5 equivalent in Canada cgpa on 4 scale.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 11:53pm On May 04, 2020
Good day, so my sponsor made a deposit to my school. The receipt bears the payer's name and not the student's name.
Is this supposed to be this way?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 11:57pm On May 04, 2020
Jadel03:
I would like you to clarify your statement below just to get more understanding.

I was thinking admission applications are looked at holistically.

What if one has a good Gmat score like (650) and a convincing SOP, would a masters admission (Msc/ MBA) not be possible with a low 2:1 (3.5-3.6) like the the guy stated?

Please help shed more light.


Well, converting from 5.0 scale to 4.0 scale is not a straight forward as it seems. That is why WES evaluation is necessary.


Use the free iwes CGPA calculator online to convert your CGPA to 4.0 scale.

Two people might graduate with 3.50/5.0 while when you convert it to 4.0 scale using WES, they will have different CGPAs on a 4.0 scale.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 11:59pm On May 04, 2020
I am sorry but your responses are wrong and discouraging. Cc: @Daum

1)You don’t know for sure if he is eligible for Msc or not, as he has not evaluated his credentials with WES yet.

2) He shouldn’t declare his uncle in his application.That’s like shooting his leg unnecessarily. It doesn’t in anyway improve his ties to Canada for a study permit.
He may end up getting rejected based on family ties in Canada.

3) Using two sponsors doesn’t actually make your profile as strong as you claim depending on circumstances. It could be seen otherwise actually from an angle. Nevertheless as he said, his mum’s account is stronger so that should be fine.

Qudkom:

Your CGPA is a quit low to be considering msc [/b]program in Canada. The msc programs are very competitive so I think a Graduate Certificate program will be a good fit for you. Also you can make use of 2 sponsors it only makes your application strong. You can also declare you have family members in Canada [b]it improves your ties to Canada.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 11:59pm On May 04, 2020
What does it matter? As long as the university credits your student account.
NwanyiOkpa:
Good day, so my sponsor made a deposit to my school. The receipt bears the payer's name and not the student's name.
Is this supposed to be this way?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 12:01am On May 05, 2020
Wunaarroon69:
What does it matter? As long as the universities credits your student account.

Yes my student account has been credited but i need the receipt for visa processing
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 12:02am On May 05, 2020
That’s fine then, they will send it to you (you can request if it’s not sent automatically)
You’re using your sponsors statement, so it makes sense that he/she paid for your tuition. It even solidifies the genuineness of the sponsorship
NwanyiOkpa:


Yes my student account has been credited but i need the receipt for visa processing

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Chimzy4real: 12:12am On May 05, 2020
Trust me when i say this reply gingered me. God will come through

Wunaarroon69:
I am sorry but your responses are wrong and discouraging. Cc: @Daum

1)You don’t know for sure if he is eligible for Msc or not, as he has not evaluated his credentials with WES yet.

2) He shouldn’t declare his uncle in his application.That’s like shooting his leg unnecessarily. It doesn’t in anyway improve his ties to Canada for a study permit.
He may end up getting rejected based on family ties in Canada.

3) Using two sponsors doesn’t actually make your profile as strong as you claim depending on circumstances. It could be seen otherwise actually from an angle. Nevertheless as he said, his mum’s account is stronger so that should be fine.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 12:23am On May 05, 2020
All The Best

Remain Positive
Chimzy4real:
Trust me when i say this reply gingered me. God will come through

Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Gregtochinwa: 1:14am On May 05, 2020
Qudkom:

you are wrong. i already answered you in the previous posts. use an online converter to convert your cgpa into the Canadian format.
exactly
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 2:05am On May 05, 2020
Wunaarroon69:
I am sorry but your responses are wrong and discouraging. Cc: @Daum

1)You don’t know for sure if he is eligible for Msc or not, as he has not evaluated his credentials with WES yet.

2) He shouldn’t declare his uncle in his application.That’s like shooting his leg unnecessarily. It doesn’t in anyway improve his ties to Canada for a study permit.
He may end up getting rejected based on family ties in Canada.


3) Using two sponsors doesn’t actually make your profile as strong as you claim depending on circumstances. It could be seen otherwise actually from an angle. Nevertheless as he said, his mum’s account is stronger so that should be fine.

apparently if i had a low CGPA, a credential evaluation from WES will make the difference?

have you ever seen a GCMS note that states "applicant does not have substantial ties to Canada and home country"?

do you know what a Co-sponsor is? and have you seen refusals based on "visa officers not convinced the sponsor can bear the cost of Canadian education? the co-sponsor, in this case, is directly related. I wish i could share a few applications so you can understand. lastly, you don't need to evaluate your credential to apply for any education program in Canada.

p.s: in reference to the bolded having a family member in Canada counts as ties to Canada.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 4:34am On May 05, 2020
Naijaforeigner, thank you so much for your response Naijaforeigner.

The reason I want to go for the 1 year PGD is because of my sponsor's financial capacity, who is my dad. If I am going for 2 years, the financial burden would be too much on him, so I thought to split it to 2 years to make it easier for him.
If there is another way around it, you can let me know please.


Naijaforeigner:


Yes it does. It is what most people on 1 year visa do.

I finished my 1 year program last year August, took 4 months break in between that allowed me work full time, made some extra cash and then started my second program January and will be done by August this year. You are allowed to get 150 days break between the end of your first program and the start of a new one.
Once you are done with both programs, you will get 3 years PGWP.

But you need to know that you will apply for a fresh study permit again for the second program. You need to carefully consider this; who is your sponsor? Will your sponsor be willing to give you their financial documents the second time when you need to reapply inside Canada?

Just so you know, the same documents you will use in getting 1 year visa from Nigeria right now is the same documents needed to get 2 years visa. So why not just get the 2 years from Nigeria right now?

If I may ask, why are you so interested in going for a 1 year program?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by dommakavelli: 6:01am On May 05, 2020
Wunaarroon69:
I am sorry but your responses are wrong and discouraging. Cc: @Daum

1)You don’t know for sure if he is eligible for Msc or not, as he has not evaluated his credentials with WES yet.

2) He shouldn’t declare his uncle in his application.That’s like shooting his leg unnecessarily. It doesn’t in anyway improve his ties to Canada for a study permit.
He may end up getting rejected based on family ties in Canada.

3) Using two sponsors doesn’t actually make your profile as strong as you claim depending on circumstances. It could be seen otherwise actually from an angle. Nevertheless as he said, his mum’s account is stronger so that should be fine.


This caught my attention. There is nothing wrong with stating you have a family member in Canada. Especially if the person is your sponsor, you should declare. You could also get the person to sign an affidavit for you to confirm their sponsorship. He should declare your relationship in the affidavit. Also, ask him to state in the affidavit that your purpose of applying for a study permit is solely for the purpose of studying. That in no case you will be a burden on the Canadian social services and the Canadian government.
That affidavit could help you a great deal.

Note: Just make sure your uncle is not one of those that came here to apply for refugee or humanitarian status and you'll be good.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by efetoski: 6:08am On May 05, 2020
Chimzy4real:
Trust me when i say this reply gingered me. God will come through

The fact is there is no 3.5 /5 cgpa that is less than 3.0/4.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Naijaforeigner: 6:12am On May 05, 2020
Adetayoade1:
Hello good evening please I want to understand, meaning if one uses a particular sponsor for the first application Godforbid and gets denied he has to use the same person as a sponsor again without changing ?

Good morning bro, If I understand your question clearly, there is no law that forbids one from changing sponsors. The most important thing is to convincingly explain to the VO why that person wants to sponsor you.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Naijaforeigner: 6:25am On May 05, 2020
Nkechi48:
Naijaforeigner, thank you so much for your response Naijaforeigner.

The reason I want to go for the 1 year PGD is because of my sponsor's financial capacity, who is my dad. If I am going for 2 years, the financial burden would be too much on him, so I thought to split it to 2 years to make it easier for him.
If there is another way around it, you can let me know please.


Oh that makes sense. Your dad is your sponsor, you are good to go.

For the bolded, I already touched on that issue some months back. If you don't mind, click on my name and search through my posts.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by taiwotosho22(m): 8:36am On May 05, 2020
Lekiboboe:


That can't be ascertained...

It all depends on the what the tuition fee of the school amounts to and the living expenses u are showing forth,with that u will know the idea of the minimum amount ur sponsor need to av in his/her SOA...

Note: the minimum Living Expenses for international student is $10,000CAD, u can have more than that though

Practically, ur Sponsor needs to show he/she can pay ur tuition fee and make available ur Living expenses (at least 1year Living Expenses which amounts to $10,000 CAD ,but if the school u intend to go is in Quebec, its $11,000CAD for a year Living Expenses there)

And even after all this expenses, there must be a reasonable amount of money left for ur Sponsor, most especially in the case where u av younger Siblings he is taking care.(if its ur Dad or Mum that is sponsoring u)..., I stand to be corrected on this

With that it will show that ur sponsor still has something to fall back on to take care of himself/Herself and your Younger Siblings etc.
Thanks for the response.
Can I use two sponsors? In case the two sponsors balance amount to at least$10,000, is it ideal?
Secondly, is the school fees included in 10k CAD or the balance is for living expenses alone? Thanks
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by owee: 9:26am On May 05, 2020
Hello Guys,

Has anybody been able to request for an account statement from GTB via the app or online without going to the Branch. I am referring to the official copies of the statements.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Luckymama: 9:28am On May 05, 2020
Engager69:
Hi Nairaland Family,

I was reading old threads and came across an old tradition that I believe would benefit all of us. If you are a 2020 TRV applicant, kindly share your profile so that we can rub minds together to establish a timeline as to how CIC operates.

This idea was initiated by jnyuwa02 and sillysassysally took over and I would love to take the torch from her and if their is any other vital information that should be added to this template the gurus in the house should kindly draw my attention to it. Thanks

Please see the template below to guide the information you’re to share

1. Sanwo-olu
Applied online- Jan 25th
Biometrics- Jan 31st
Eligibility started- Feb 24th
No medical request yet.
As of today current status still shows eligibility review and background check

2. Buhari555
Applied via paper - Feb 12th
Upfront medicals updated - Feb 20th
Eligibility review - March 1st

3. Rochas
Applied Online - Jan 5th
Biometrics - Jan 6th
Medical request - Feb 28th
Passed medicals - March 5th
Haven’t heard back on final offer


Hoping for the best for us all!

Hi thanks for offering this. I asked about this too earlier but to be honest I wasn’t ready to do the work so God will bless you for this.
My profile:
Luckymama
Online Application: 12th April 2020
Biometrics: done in 2019 for a previous application
BVL received: 29th April 2020

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by femzyacess: 9:29am On May 05, 2020
makano:
They have already made a decision on your application, you should get it soon.. I will advise you try applying again, if this is ur 1st or 2nd time tho.. Peace.

Hi, Please is there an update for those that have gotten BVL yet?

Any one with updates please share..

thanks
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 9:40am On May 05, 2020
Did you read the initial post at all? HIS UNCLE IS NOT HIS SPONSOR!
dommakavelli:


This caught my attention. There is nothing wrong with stating you have a family member in Canada. Especially if the person is your sponsor, you should declare. You could also get the person to sign an affidavit for you to confirm their sponsorship. He should declare your relationship in the affidavit. Also, ask him to state in the affidavit that your purpose of applying for a study permit is solely for the purpose of studying. That in no case you will be a burden on the Canadian social services and the Canadian government.
That affidavit could help you a great deal.

Note: Just make sure your uncle is not one of those that came here to apply for refugee or humanitarian status and you'll be good.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Chimzy4real: 10:09am On May 05, 2020
Thanks

efetoski:

The fact is there is no 3.5 /5 cgpa that is less than 3.0/4.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Strongwind1960: 10:43am On May 05, 2020
iffyibeh:
Thank so much. I appreciate.

You are welcome, Ify please do check your pm nd reply or send me an email at creativefunztv@gmail.com, I have something important to share with you. Do have a lovely day.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Frankrobbn1: 10:44am On May 05, 2020
Strongwind1960:


Just don't talk about it in your next application, don't mention anything about your MBA acquisition as u apply the third time, as the VO that handled your application previously will be different from the one that will handle it now, the only thing I will advise you to do so is to try nd reconstruct your SOP stronger this time, u can mention some of the courses in your proposed program that tickles your fancy, u can browse about them nd then say how it's knowledge will mek u a hot cake in your country u can find a better word though to Mek it catchy.

Secondly , if you paid part tuition which is otherwise known as tuition deposit(mandatory payment, paid after securing admission) all this while, try and pay your first semester this time b4 reapplying, and if you have paid first semester tuition lately, try and pay the full year tuition, and have sufficient funds to cover for your stay and otherwise.

Lastly, travel history can be waved if the above mentioned is achieved as it is never a very strong reason for visa dismissal, but all the same mention to them you have traveled to UK and u didn't over stay your visa (using bold fonts,), u mention reason y you traveld nd mention y u haven't traveled again since then maybe because of work or otherwise until now,maybe because u need an upgrade in your career, u know better etc.

You can gv it a little tym b4 u apply ND see if Canada will ease it's restrictions, while you gather all the necessary documents u need.
My advise though, your choice is your best bet!

All the best!

Well said! @Strongwind1960.

However, I have concerns that the bolded suggestion put forward by you as regards @iffyibeh enquiry is misleading and falsifying.

You guys shouldn't play smart games on these visa officers because they are always ahead of every applicants at every given time.

With due respect Sir and For the sake of records, I may have to refer you to the law that governs the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Act

According to the subsection 16(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada which states:

"16(1) A person who makes an application must answer truthfully all questions put to them for the purpose of the examination and must produce a visa and all relevant evidence and documents that the officer reasonable requires"

Advising @iffyibeh to conceal the fact that she has attained an MBA certification which she had already included and stated in her previous application is misrepresentation.

In this case, she is directly or indirectly misrepresenting or withholding material facts relating to a relevant matter that induces or could induce an error in the administration of this Act.

What you guys should know about Canada immigration is that so far you've previously applied for a Visa, all your details including previous filled visa forms and other supporting documents are already stored in every applicant's GCMS Data base and will absolutely be cross-checked by the subsequent Visa officer in order to ascertain that the current information provided by the applicant is consistent with what they have on their system. This is where UCI number plays a pivotal role in all applications submitted to IRCC.

That being said, if you refuse not to declare an information in your application (especially level of education and previous work experiences), PLEASE NOTE that if it is found that you have engaged in misrepresentation in submitting your application, the applicant may be found to be inadmissible under section 40(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. A finding of such inadmissibility would automatically render the applicant inadmissible to Canada for a period of five (5) years according to section 40(2)(a):

@iffyibeh, in view of the fact that you've already filled in your IMM1294E form that you've an MBA, I would suggest you stick to this information in your future applications to Canada. All you need is to justify why you're going for the PGD program in Canada and its lucrative benefits that can offset the cost and difficulty of undertaking the program in Canada when there are similar available programs in your home country. Better still go for another master's program in a different area of specialization. This would also bolster your chances of getting your visa approved. I know several applicants that have successfully secured their visas with second master's program and are presently in Canada.

Please don't take chances by putting your application at risk of been charged for misrepresentation. This is a very serious offence in the Canadian immigration, so try as much as you can to avoid it NOW!.


I hope this information is helpful to you and other prospective applicants who find themselves in this situation. Be properly guided!


As always, it will end in praise

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Olayinkaji(m): 10:57am On May 05, 2020
Has anyone done Biometrics recently please?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Frankrobbn1: 11:02am On May 05, 2020
Olayinkaji:
Has anyone done Biometrics recently please?

VFS offices are temporarily closed until further notice. Hopefully by next week they should reopen.

It will end in praise

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Jermaie0009: 11:04am On May 05, 2020
Oreoluwamipo:
Please is there anyone that applied for Masters at University of Regina - Fall 2020 ??
Yes I applied to university of Regina for fall 2020...hopefully we will be there �
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Nobody: 11:16am On May 05, 2020
Naijaforeigner, good afternoon.
Please I have a few questions to ask, I intend doing my application myself instead of using an agent, which most people advise.
My first question is this;
1. I graduated with 2:2 Economics, in my Waec result, I dont have Economics but I have it in my Neco. Which of the results can I use for my PGD applicatio?

2. I have 2 schools in mind, Conestoga college for "Global Business Management" and Cambrain College for "International Business Management". Cambrain after study has 3 months work placement but Conestoga doesnt have. Which do you advise I go for?
Naijaforeigner
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Frankrobbn1: 11:21am On May 05, 2020
Anon123:

1) if you mean employment letter, u should have your own copy but if it's not.. no u don't need it
2) Optional
3)NO!
4)Honestly No.. get a new one cos by the time you get to the stage of stamping your passport, u will need to get one
5)YES and also a letter from your mum explaining her relationship with the uncle could be a useful addition.


@Anon123, the OP asked if letter of introduction from employer is important, you said "NO" following your answer to number 1. This information is wrong

@ohizzy, be well informed that letter of introduction is a very important document and should be included in your visa application.

The letter should be in the company's official letter headed paper and should highlight the following -

1. Your job start date,
2. Your job responsibilities and duties with the said company,
3. The number of hours you work per week,
4. Your annual remuneration and benefits,
5. The letter should confirm the fact that you're a bonafide employee of the company and the organisation is aware of your wish to acquire an advanced knowledge in the field of xxxxxx at xxxxxx school in Canada and all necessary assistance should be given to you.
5. The letter should be written by the HR of the organisation and must be duly signed.

Note - With this letter you don't require an employment letter. You can include a study leave letter to further buttress the fact that you would be returning home after studies.

It will end in praise

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Kellymaria: 11:22am On May 05, 2020
Hello everyone, please come to my guidance.

I am stuck at the 'request for medical exam' form on the study application page. I am not doing medical upfront.
So when I clicked on the form, i was able to download the form, and when I marked the 'yes' I want to complete a medical exam on the downloaded form. I received a prompt that I can't save the form with my response.

What will I upload back into the supporting documents for medical.
Please educate me

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