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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Queenmama03(f): 9:06am On Oct 18
It’s MA Economics.

Lekiboboe:

Hi Queen,

What is the name of this your intended course?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Oreoluwamipo: 9:38am On Oct 18
Hi guys , good morning and happy sunday.
I will like to know if Canada grants a study visa for a 1 year post graduate certificate.
Also - I have a Bachelors Degree in Political science (2:2) so I'm applying for a PGC in Human Resources . NB : I already have a Professional certificate in Human Resources (certified). I hope I am on the right path guys.
I await your genuine help/response , thanks so much.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Lekiboboe: 9:43am On Oct 18
Oreoluwamipo:
Hi guys , good morning and happy sunday.
I will like to know if Canada grants a study visa for a 1 year post graduate certificate.
Also - I have a Bachelors Degree in Political science (2:2) so I'm applying for a PGC in Human Resources . NB : I already have a Professional certificate in Human Resources (certified). I hope I am on the right path guys.
I await your genuine help/response , thanks so much.
Yes they do

You seem to be on the right path based on ur Professional Certificate in Human Resources

But let me ask....
Apart from ur Professional Certificate in HR

- Do u av Work Experience in HR?
- Do you av cogent reasons why u wanna go for a PG. Cert in HR?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by TimAke: 10:02am On Oct 18
LordAA:


Congratulations on your PPR!

Did you eligiblity and background check change before you got the PPR?
Nope. Eligibility and Background check still running. The only change is on the application being approved.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by JustMellow: 10:15am On Oct 18
Chocs:
Hello Ifelajulo

Your case saddens my heart.

What if they ask for an updated letter of acceptance and you can’t provide one?

My advice for you now is to apply asap to other schools. If they course is same, fine. If you can’t find the same course, apply to the closest course. So that if an updated letter is asked for, you can send it and also attach a letter of explanation to explain what happened if needed.

Staying without any admission and hoping that the SP is granted is risky.

Best wishes

This is a way to go.

Cc: Ifelajulo
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Eilenora: 10:15am On Oct 18
Super CONGRATSSSSSS and well done indeed. Please go and start washing old suitcases, purchasing new ones and booking your flight ticket grin

Anyone from Nairobi processing office for a Masters or PGD programme receive BVL yet? I can see that TimAke is PHD and did not apply from Nigeria so not sure we can use his as a yardstick for ours or what do you guys think?

From this timeline it is safe to assume that the next thing for those that have received AIP and their gcms notes with everythng looking good is to expect BVL then PPR. Is there anything to worry about at this stage? I think I read somewhere in this thread way back that usually the sticker visas are affixed here in Nigeria right? Or do the passports go to Canada and return to Nigeria? Also, I have also seen somewhere that it is usually at this stage that our oversabi Nign guys start requesting for updated statements and all. What was the timeline pre-covid between PPR and when one gets his study permit? So many qstns sorry, just want to know what to expect from here though I am still waiting anxiously for my gcms notes to come out. it is 32 day today

TimAke:
Okay here we go grin
First off, I appreciate everyone on here who give their time and effort to assist and painstakingly answer questions. Special shout out to Frankrobbin and fratermathy for some crucial answers they gave to my doubts that spurred me to take key actions at critical points. At last PPR in the mail. Please find details below:


First time applicant applied from Estonia
VAC: Warsaw
University: University of Regina
Programme: PhD Public Policy
Started online classes already

Timeline
Date Applied: June 18
Biometrics Request: June 19
Biometrics Given: June 24
AIP: August 11
Upfront Medical: August 26
Medical Updated Passed: September 24
BVL/Correspondence Letter: October 15
Passport Request (PPR): October 17

Documents Submitted
All necessary IMM forms
Letter of Acceptance
MSc degree certificate and transcript
BSc degree certificate and transcript
Copies of travel stamps, visas and conference certificates to show travel history.
Letter of Introduction
All documents arranged and merged in one pdf
Letter of EE pool withdrawal (been in the pool for ages with no hope anyways lol)

Statement of Purpose:
I detailed my education and professional background linked it as much as I could to my programme. I will be researching on public service digitalization, so had to talk about my passion for a digitalized public service and how I was coming back to Naija to help with this.

Home Ties: I have nothing yet in Naija except my family, so had to build on that, let them know my mum was widowed and I am the oldest so I definitely had to come back for them. Added my naija pension fund statement too.

Proof of Fund:
I was self-sponsored with savings equivalent to about N5m. Showed bank statement.

University Funding Letter of 10k CAD

My Estonian Pension statement

Letter from my supervisor explaining I would have a TA position and stated the monthly pay.

Not sure if I covered everything but feel free to mention of you need some clarification or questions.

For everyone still waiting, I believe the coming week will come with lots of news like mine especially as October 20 is here already. For those who have been rejected, please keep the hope, keep asking questions and do the right thing. It will work out in the end. Peace

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by JustMellow: 10:36am On Oct 18
TimAke:
Okay here we go grin
First off, I appreciate everyone on here who give their time and effort to assist and painstakingly answer questions. Special shout out to Frankrobbin and fratermathy for some crucial answers they gave to my doubts that spurred me to take key actions at critical points. At last PPR in the mail. Please find details below:


First time applicant applied from Estonia
VAC: Warsaw
University: University of Regina
Programme: PhD Public Policy
Started online classes already

Timeline
Date Applied: June 18
Biometrics Request: June 19
Biometrics Given: June 24
AIP: August 11
Upfront Medical: August 26
Medical Updated Passed: September 24
BVL/Correspondence Letter: October 15
Passport Request (PPR): October 17

Hello TimAke,

Big Congratulations and all the very best.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Bolyboly: 10:50am On Oct 18
Thanks to everyone that replied me please is pgd up to a year or 6 months
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by JustMellow: 10:51am On Oct 18
Ifelajulo:


@Lekiboboe thanks for your time and advice. The school is Michener Institute Ontario. I paid tuition deposit and I requested for deferment of my study which they rejected. The school Registrar said that they are not admitting any international student in 2021 and advised me to wait till 2022.

Don't know the way out?

@frankrobbin, @Nijaforeigner @JustMellow please am waiting for your advise.

Hello Ifelajulo,

It may be of your best interest to consider the 2022 intake. The admission letter may be issued before that time.

As mentioned in my earliest post, try to secure admission in another school. Since you claim the program is only available in your first prospect DLI then opt for something very close in another.

If the VO request for an updated offer letter, if the offer letter from the first prospect DLI isn't out, then use that of the second prospect DLI. You can support it with a good LOE and email correspondence evidence between you and the prospect first DLI as proof to why the spontaneous and pro-active decision for the course change and demonstrate how related they are but with different job title.

Request for the GCMS if it has not been requested to help you have idea of the current activities and the stage of your application. You may even be left in awe as there is also a probability that a new letter may not be requested. However, its better safe than sorry.

You'll be fine!
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by LordAA(m): 10:56am On Oct 18
TimAke:
Nope. Eligibility and Background check still running. The only change is on the application being approved.

Alright.
Thank you
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Lekiboboe: 11:01am On Oct 18
Happy Sunday to you all

I wanna ask what this means ,
(based on whether an Applicant who got AIP should defer or wait till he/she gets a Visa decision bfor Deferring).
NB:Program only available for Sept INTAKE., and Program has started alrdy for Fall 2020

The Applicant got a mail from the school which goes thus,

Please see the IRCC instruction on this

DEFERRED ENROLMENT

After a study permit application is submitted (150 days or less)
If less than 150 days have passed since the intended program start date, officers should continue to process the study permit application.


After a study permit application is submitted (more than 150 days)
If more than 150 days have passed since the intended program start date, officers should request a new letter of acceptance from the applicant to confirm if the student has deferred their enrolment to a later date. Officers should follow the instructions concerning Requests for additional documents on open applications and allow 90 days for the applicant to respond "

My Question now is,

With the above mail from the skool, Is it safe not to defer yet until 150 days is complete starting from the program Start Date (which is September 8 ) and 150 days from that date is around early February 2021.

Thanks...

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by JustMellow: 11:04am On Oct 18
Queenmama03:
Hello all
Please I intend to apply for a thesis-based masters program in Canada, but for my intended course most of the schools I’ve searched don’t require securing a supervisor prior to applying. Given this information Is it still necessary to contact faculty members? Because I see a lot of people doing this. Please kindly advise.

Hello Queenmama03,

Its strongly advised that you contact/secure a potential supervisor before applying for a Thesis-based Master. Don't throw away your hard earn money, as only few are lucky doing as instructed by the DLI in the regard.

All the best

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by JustMellow: 11:13am On Oct 18
silvamania:


First how many years is the program, because he will have to show proof for subsequent years too

Also there’s a mandatory 10,000kCAD for living expenses he/she has to show along side money for Tuition and there should be little amount left in the account after all this

So let’s look at it

20100 + 10,000= 30,100k CAD * 300 = #9,030,000

Taking into account other factors I mentioned earlier , I don’t think it will be enough

Other Gurus will shade more light also

All the best

Hello Silvamania,

Very insightful post. In the first sentence, I am of the opinion of just "demonstrating proof of funds" than "showing proof of funds" for the subsequent year. I think they represent two different thoughts and maybe you used both interchangeably.

Aside this, your analysis was spot on.

One love!
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Lekiboboe: 11:24am On Oct 18
Queenmama03:
It’s MA Economics.

Ok,

I wouldn't want to conclude u av checked all skools in Canada offering Masters in Economics, cos it's very Essential for you to Contact/Secure a Supervisor

Visit the Link below , you gonna see
Schools (over 40 schools) offering Masters in Economics or Economics Related programs, Google them and explore their Websites and Economics Department
https://www.universitystudy.ca/search-programs/?k=Economics&program_level_merged=Master%27s+degree&program_language=ENGLISH

am sure if u explore the skools, u should see substantial amount of skools that requires u to get a Supervisor Prior to Applying

Make sure the schools are DLI and offers PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit), the link below will help u on that,
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/11#89109090


Finally,
you can make use of the
Guides/contents/videos in the link below on how to apply for M.SC/PH.D programs, Get a Supervisor and Possible Ways to get Funded (Scholarship) M.SC/PH.D Positions in Canadian Universities
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/111#90933556

All da best!!!
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by chloe3: 12:35pm On Oct 18
JustMellow:


Hello Chloe3,

In my best opinion, if the work experience is still current and/or active, stick with the Project Management. That way, you can easily establish a claim of professional development or career progression from a wide perspective.

Again, I want to assume you're a Nigerian. When the two courses you've selected are placed for comparison either in terms of good employment prospect and lucrativeness in Nigeria labour market, Project Management has a better prospect. Please, don't misquote me, I am not trying to demeaning education as a good profession. This was based on my level of understanding.

All the best

Thank you. Which profession will likely get me a job faster in Canada between project management and education
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Godsblessings: 1:14pm On Oct 18
Frankrobbn1:


It will be a herculean task paying 4KCAD with Naira Visa/Mastercard due to the monthly dollar $ limit on Nigerian ATM cards. I will advice you generate the payment details through the CIBC, take the details to your commercial bank and pay through FORM A. Again, it's possible to request for an extension from the U of Windsor, so that you can have enough time to complete the transaction.


It will end in praise


please bro, which docs do you think he can add to avoid being judge with the formal application of the agent. the agent applied tourist visa for him ,in year 2017. I'm thinking that he should add affidavit and a letter from lawyer, what do you think pls cos if he is to request for gcms note , it will take a month to get the gcms note and he's applying in 3-5days time
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Ifelajulo: 1:26pm On Oct 18
JustMellow:


This is a way to go.

Cc: Ifelajulo

Thanks JustMellow, I appreciate.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by shoyemiayodeji(m): 1:38pm On Oct 18
Lekiboboe:

Every sponsor differ but this are possible documents ur Uncle should have depending on his type of Job or business or if his retired (Its not compulsory he has all of this documents, but some are very vital and important)

Sponsor's Documents (Uncle)

- Tuition Payment Receipt from the School
- Receipt of Tuition fee Payment to the school
-. Letter of Sponsorship
- Copy of Sponsor’s Letter of Employment (if employed) OR business documents (if self-employed) (CAC certificate, Article of association and memorandum, tax clearance certificate, particulars of directors in the company).
- Pay slips
- Copy of Sponsor’s Employee ID card
- Copy of sponsors international passport data pages and Stamped Visa pages-Travel history (if any)
- Statement of Account from Sponsor’s salary account ( 4-6 Months Statement of Account)
- Affidavit of Support
-. Letter of Promotion
- Letter of Appointment
- Letter of Retirement (if RETIRED)
-. Picture of u and ur Uncle
- A family tree to demonstrate aw ur Uncle relates to u(Maternal Uncle or Paternal Uncle)


Most a sponsor be related?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Chocs(f): 1:43pm On Oct 18
Hello @lekkiboe

The summary of this is that, if 150 days has passed since the student’s intended start date of the program, the VO should ask the student to show an updated letter of acceptance to be sure the student still has an admission for a new start date before they continue processing the visa.

If it is less than 150 days since the start time for the course, they can continue processing without asking for a letter.

Based on this, it does not matter when you defer. They just want to see you still have an admission before issuing you a study permit.

Best wishes
Lekiboboe:
Happy Sunday to you all

I wanna ask what this means ,
(based on whether an Applicant who got AIP should defer or wait till he/she gets a Visa decision bfor Deferring).
NB:Program only available for Sept INTAKE., and Program has started alrdy for Fall 2020

The Applicant got a mail from the school which goes thus,

Please see the IRCC instruction on this

DEFERRED ENROLMENT

After a study permit application is submitted (150 days or less)
If less than 150 days have passed since the intended program start date, officers should continue to process the study permit application.


After a study permit application is submitted (more than 150 days)
If more than 150 days have passed since the intended program start date, officers should request a new letter of acceptance from the applicant to confirm if the student has deferred their enrolment to a later date. Officers should follow the instructions concerning Requests for additional documents on open applications and allow 90 days for the applicant to respond "

My Question now is,

With the above mail from the skool, Is it safe not to defer yet until 150 days is complete starting from the program Start Date (which is September 8 ) and 150 days from that date is around early February 2021.

Thanks...

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Chocs(f): 1:44pm On Oct 18
Hello shoyemiayodeji

A sponsor must not be related. People have gotten approval with unrelated sponsor. When using an unrelated sponsor, it’s good to make it clear why that person decided to spend so much on you.

But if you have a related sponsor that would be great.


Best wishes
shoyemiayodeji:



Most a sponsor be related?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by wolepopo(m): 3:30pm On Oct 18
Eligibility status won’t change till the visa stamp is put on your passport. I’m talking from my TRV experience

TimAke:
Nope. Eligibility and Background check still running. The only change is on the application being approved.

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Queenmama03(f): 3:51pm On Oct 18
Alright. Thank you so much!

Lekiboboe:

Ok,

I wouldn't want to conclude u av checked all skools in Canada offering Masters in Economics, cos it's very Essential for you to Contact/Secure a Supervisor

Visit the Link below , you gonna see
Schools (over 40 schools) offering Masters in Economics or Economics Related programs, Google them and explore their Websites and Economics Department
https://www.universitystudy.ca/search-programs/?k=Economics&program_level_merged=Master%27s+degree&program_language=ENGLISH

am sure if u explore the skools, u should see substantial amount of skools that requires u to get a Supervisor Prior to Applying

Make sure the schools are DLI and offers PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit), the link below will help u on that,
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/11#89109090


Finally,
you can make use of the
Guides/contents/videos in the link below on how to apply for M.SC/PH.D programs, Get a Supervisor and Possible Ways to get Funded (Scholarship) M.SC/PH.D Positions in Canadian Universities
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/111#90933556

All da best!!!
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by DINO71: 4:23pm On Oct 18
Hi, I require some clarification.
Is it in every application made that a BVL is issued? I already have a BVL obtained when I applied for a visitor visa. In my application for a student visa do I expect to get another BVL regardless of the fact that i didn’t do biometrics again and it has a duration of 10yrs.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Oreoluwamipo: 4:29pm On Oct 18
Thank you very much for your response @Lekiboboe.
I am currently the Assistant HR in the organization I work for , I started working there this year after my NYSC and before then I served at a counselling unit.
- of course , I do have genuine reasons for enrolling for a PGC in HR.
Lekiboboe:

Yes they do

You seem to be on the right path based on ur Professional Certificate in Human Resources

But let me ask....
Apart from ur Professional Certificate in HR

- Do u av Work Experience in HR?
- Do you av cogent reasons why u wanna go for a PG. Cert in HR?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Lekiboboe: 5:30pm On Oct 18
Oreoluwamipo:
Thank you very much for your response @Lekiboboe.
I am currently the Assistant HR in the organization I work for , I started working there this year after my NYSC and before then I served at a counselling unit.
- of course , I do have genuine reasons for enrolling for a PGC in HR.
You are Welcome Oreoluwa,

Oh that's awesome

So this is what u gonna do,

Its advisable for u to write a Cover letter (addressed to that department in the sch.) as part of the supporting documents for ur admission application, in which u will talk about why u are going an HR program even though u av a degree in a non-related program (Political Science)

This is where u will now explain ur Professional Certificate in HR, your Work Experience as an Assistant HR

and also in the cover letter , mention like 3-4 courses/subjects u will be doing in that program in the college.

In a Nutshell,
Know that, ur transcript says more about your Political Science degree,

so its the following supporting documents: 
- Professional Certificate in HR
- Cover letter
- Recommendation Letter from ur Boss (Where u work as an Assistant HR) - Optional THOUGH,
- Updated Resume/CV
the admission committee of the college will likely dwell more on in order to make a decision if u will be given the admission.

Find attached a COVER LETTER SAMPLE/TEMPLATE (FOR ADMISSION)

NOTE: Some of the Contents in that Cover Letter would be what u gonna write in ur SOP when u want to begin ur Canada Study Permit Application (e.g in a Sub-heading/Paragraph like Why Graduate Certificate in HR in so so skool,
so take note of them.

All da best ma'am

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by wolepopo(m): 6:22pm On Oct 18
YES

DINO71:
Hi, I require some clarification.
Is it in every application made that a BVL is issued? I already have a BVL obtained when I applied for a visitor visa. In my application for a student visa do I expect to get another BVL regardless of the fact that i didn’t do biometrics again and it has a duration of 10yrs.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by shoyemiayodeji(m): 7:39pm On Oct 18
Chocs:
Hello shoyemiayodeji

A sponsor must not be related. People have gotten approval with unrelated sponsor. When using an unrelated sponsor, it’s good to make it clear why that person decided to spend so much on you.

But if you have a related sponsor that would be great.


Best wishes

Thank you
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Luwaluwa: 7:47pm On Oct 18
Good evening,

Please, I have not received response from IRCC as regards my study visa and my passport will expire in a months time and I want to get it renewed. Someone said I have to pay another visa fee because the new passport will have another number on it.
Is this true? Is there anything like payment of another visa fee?
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by adakuchidiebere: 8:03pm On Oct 18
[quote author=Luwaluwa post=95072479]Good evening,

Please, I have not received response from IRCC as regards my study visa and my passport will expire in a months time and I want to get it renewed. Someone said I have to pay another visa fee because the new passport will have another number on it.
Is this true? Is there anything like payment of another visa fee?

Not really.
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Chocs(f): 8:04pm On Oct 18
Hello Luwaluwa

You do not need to pay another visa fee.

When you get a new passport just inform IRCC via a webform and email and attach the new data page of the passport.

If you applied from Nigeria, use these email addresses and the webform :

Email (nairobi@international.gc.ca, nrobi-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca, nrobi-immigration@international.gc.ca)

Webform
https://secure.cic.gc.ca/enquiries-renseignements/case-cas-eng.aspx?mission=nairobi&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Best wishes
Luwaluwa:
Good evening,

Please, I have not received response from IRCC as regards my study visa and my passport will expire in a months time and I want to get it renewed. Someone said I have to pay another visa fee because the new passport will have another number on it.
Is this true? Is there anything like payment of another visa fee?

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Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Bolyboly: 8:05pm On Oct 18
Lekiboboe:

Hi Bolyboly,

U are Welcome......

The Minimum Requirement to apply for MASTERS in Canada is a 2.1 (2nd Class Upper).

Since u graduated with a 2.2,
a PGD/PG.Cert in a Biochemistry related program is what you should go for
Thanks so much please what's the duration for the PGD
Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Lekiboboe: 8:30pm On Oct 18
Bolyboly:

Thanks so much please what's the duration for the PGD
U are welcome..

It varies , but there are PGD/PG. Cert program of 1 year & 2years

U can revert to this link for Microbiology/Biochemistry related PG. Cert/Post Baccalaureate Programs, google and check if the programs and its course modules relate to your Biochemistry Degree
https://www.nairaland.com/5818588/canadian-student-visa-thread-part/406#94920304

U can also google and research on the following Programs as well, Check their Requirements, Duration etc.

- Postgraduate Diploma PGD in food science
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

- Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Assurance
University of Guelph, Ontario

- Postgraduate Diploma PGD in biochemistry
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

- Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Informatics
Queen's University, Ontario

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