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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 3:16am On Nov 27, 2020
Raalsalghul:
@Frankrobbn1
@JustMellow
@NaijaForeigner
@Qudkom
@Anon123
@Lekiboboe

In attaching documents like Deed of Assignments, Contract of Sales and others, is it advisable you upload all pages or just a page (The most important one) that captures what the content of the document is all about?
Uploading most of these land related documents sometimes take valuable space. You can save yourself the stress by uploading the C of O instead and support it with an affidavit showing the list of property documents attached. After all no visa officer will sit down to read those boring deed of assignment etc. All in all keep it simple and straight to the point.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 3:56am On Nov 21, 2020
Byefelicia:
After Biometric what next please? Do I get a message from them to go and do medicals? Or i should just go ahead and do medical? Please someone should help
It is usually better to wait for the medical instruction that way you know you’re close to getting approved in most cases. Also if you wanted to do your medical “to fast track” then you should have done it before submitting your application that way you’d have found a separate portal to upload the result.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 6:45pm On Nov 08, 2020
Lekiboboe:
My Application History

FIRST TIME APPLICANT

Big Shout out to,
Frankrobbn1 (the Agba-Awo himself),
JustMellow ( Permit me to call you an English Professor, cos I actually learnt some English Terminologies from your Posts)
Amazing Personalities you both are, I do appreciate your Prowesses on TRV

Qudkom (Tuale Oganla and thanks for your Support)
Austacus & Mcobex (God bless you for those Gingers)
Senator Tonyodg2 (I double sight you)
Chocs (ma'am you are amazing)
Anon123 (oya Gbefun Baba Agbalagba)
Sister rebecausoro (Ibibio to the World - Shine on ma'am),
Nairaluck & Pee2jay9 (Allah ya albarkace ka)


... God bless you all........


One thing this Study Visa Journey has taught me is PATIENCE


My little advice for TRV hopefuls & Future Applicants

1) I will encourage every applicant to fulfil all righteousness when crafting their Canada study application

Remember "No Two Application is the Same" (there are many factors attached to this statement such as - different academic backgrounds, work experience, Marital Status, the Visa Officers reviewing your application & lots more)

2) Avoid any form of assumption that a Visa Officer won't need this or that, do your due diligence.

3) Show Career/Academic/Logical Progression most especially your Degree/Work Experience should be resonating with the Program you are going for

also,

Show Progression in the qualification of Program you are going for e.g
- B.SC grad (2.1) going for a Masters
- B.SC grad (2.2) & HND grad going for a PGD/PG. Cert/ Post Baccalaureate Diploma

If you have a 2.1 and you want to go for a PG. Cert, endeavor to show cogent reasons in a convincing manner in your SOP why you are going for a PG. Cert instead of a Masters Degree

4)- Assume yourself as a VISA OFFICER, assess your documents, read ur SOP to urself and point out your errors.
- Also regarding ur SOP, avoid any form of Plagiarism to the bearest minimum.
- Show Originality when writing your SOP,
- Be 100% Patriotic - don't say unpleasant things about Nigeria on your SOP, how you can upgrade your career and also help in the improvement of the Nigerian Economy after studying in Canada is very Paramount, talk about it in your SOP.
- Avoid Grammatical Errors in your SOP
- Subheadings Will make your SOP readable, don't write your SOP in Composition/Essay Manner
- Any thing you mention in your SOP, make sure you have a document that confirms it.

5) Read Success Stories of Applicants that have gotten Approval in the Past, most especially from 2018 till date, you might just see an applicant with your exact kind of profile that got approval which u can learn one ot two things from.

6) Also, if you are on the verge of starting or submitting your application, endeavor to ask questions in the forum on things u are not clear of. There are many things you gonna learn here that an agent don't know about or won't even tell you.

If you are an Applicant going for Masters/PH.D, this thread is a training ground for you to learn how to do research before the real research, so don't feel bad if someone tell you to start reading from Page 1, u gonna gain a lot.

7) Take your time and read this Thread Explicitly.
I never had an iota of experience on Canada Study Visa application. Reading this thread in my leisure period for a year helped me tremendously and this made my application strictly DIY (do-it-yourself)

cool Finally,
after Submitting your application, Talk to God to take Control/Charge of your Study Visa Processing, cos in every situation (good or bad) God will still be God.

As we all know the motto of this forum
"it will end in Praises (in frankrobbn's Voice)"

I'm wishing all applicants awaiting a decision from IRCC a FAVORABLE ONE

Remain Blessed Honorable Sir's & Ma's!!!!

Congratulations wish you all best in Canada bro

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 12:55am On Oct 11, 2020
Wishing everyone a succesful TRV application. It is quite sad that the internationl community is watching all the activities in our country right now regarding the SARS Brutality. I pray and hope this does not affect our VOs view applications and not see applicants applications as a desperate way of leaving the country. I remember vividly during thlast election a lot of applications where refused because they thought people were trying to escape. All the best.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 7:57pm On Aug 19, 2020
Tamilore0812:
Good afternoon, please I have applied for a study and work permit and I have been asked to go for my biometrics..I presently stay in Lagos but due to the covid-19 restrictions,I don't know if I can go to their office to do my biometrics..please what should I do
Biometrics center in Lagos is closed till further notice. I think they'll begin operation September.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 7:55pm On Aug 19, 2020
So many new members. Wish you all a successful TRV application. I have been so busy with work this summer I will try to respond to every email I received. Cheers!

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 11:23am On Aug 10, 2020
Lekiboboe:
Just got my AIP now

Applied : June 10

Appreciation to @Frankrobbn1 @JustMellow @Qudkom & every HONORABLES who has bin contributing to this forum...

To everyone waiting for approval, ur Testimony is on the Way

Congratulations and thanks for the mention.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 4:47am On Jul 12, 2020
olasubomy:
Good morning great people - Please i need info on a very good business school in Canada waiving GRE/GMAT for admission consideration for full time MBA apart from University Canada West. My IELTS score is 6.5
Thompson Rivers university doesn't require GMAT et all. If you graduated with a strong CGPA , work experience and come from an English speaking country (IELTS/TOEFL) will be waived.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 8:22pm On Jul 05, 2020
Luckymama:


Hello Qudkom, please I want to pick your brains a little. I notice you are in BC.
I have two admissions - one in UBCO (Kelowna) and the other in TRU. They cost about the same - roughly 18k for a two year masters.
I have been following job postings on indeed for some time to get a feel for the job opportunities in both towns, and it appears Kamloops has less opportunity than Kelowna, while Kelowna appears to be more expensive based off what I read online. What’s your opinion of the pros and cons of either school based on employment opportunities and affordability post degre?
Thanks
First and foremost do your self a favor and stop checking indeed. That's where people mostly get jobs but dont for once think it's that straight forward. Kelowna is a larger city with more opportunities maybe but it doesn't necessarily mean anyone will find a job easily either. Both cities are relatively small and living expenses anywhere in BC is expensive. Rent and utilities will be a average of $550-700 a month. Also you'll still have to pay MSP(Medical service plan) of $75 monthly in BC. Lastly, if you are strictly skewed towards jobs then go to kelowna 100%. If you want a balanced conditions then Kamloops. Kamloops is small you can come in adapt and figure out the next move.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 3:55am On Jul 04, 2020
akinajibola:
Good day All,

please I need your advice on my application.
I graduated in 2012 with 2.1 in Accounting, cgpa of 4.13, i have 5 yrs working experience in the oil and gas industry as an accountant. am 36 yrs old
Currently I have CAD 35,000 ( i hope to receive additional CAD24000 upon my resignation + 25% pension contribution), I cant afford to apply for Masters program considering my present available fund.

My plan is as follows:
(1) apply for 2yrs diploma program in SAIT : Energy Asset Management. (with the hope to build in career in the industry in Canada). (CAD 34,000)
(2) apply for 2 yrs post baccalaureate program in TRU : business admin (CAD 38,430)
(3) apply for 2 yrs diploma in accounting program in UBC (CAD14,000) with the hope to pursue a CPA designation after the DAP program

Am a first time applicant trying to get all documentation right to avoid rejection. PLS HELP !!!

Hello, my advice will be to apply to TRU MBA program. With your qualification you can get a direct MBA program that will cost you 30k. Another advice will be to enrol into a Business/accounting GRADUATE CERTIFICATE program. If you intend to come to TRU then you can take 8 prerequisite courses in Business administration post bac and switch to MBA the following year if you don't meet up or perhaps post bac Finance. Cheers.

P.S: switching from a post bac to MBA(that's if you dont quality directly into the MBA program which I doubt) will cost you more money.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 11:56pm On Jun 30, 2020
Canada is once again processing online applications for visitor visas and electronic travel authorizations as of July 1.

Though travel restrictions still apply, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is resuming processing in an effort to be proactive on future processing times, according to a media release.

IRCC also notes that due to current travel restrictions, most people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. Travel exemptions are for family members who are staying for more than 15 days or who are coming to Canada for an essential reason, skilled workers, and others. Travellers must also demonstrate to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) that they are travelling for an essential reason in order to be granted entry to Canada.

IRCC is also processing online applications for study permits, work permits, and permanent residence. No paper applications for these immigration documents will be accepted for now.

Source: Cicnews

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 9:24pm On Jun 20, 2020
webtalker2020:
Hello house, hope you guys are having a great weekend. Please I need an expert response to my questions, your help would be appreciated;

I graduated with Bsc. Chemistry in 2012 in Nigeria and I've been working as Retail Store Manager and a part time realtor for a credible company for about 6 years now. I got an admission for a PGD in Project Management in Ontario, what are my odds securing a study permit?

Also, as a result of COVID19 situation, how are applications been submitted in Lagos? Online or is the VSF in Lagos taking Canadian study permit applications?

Can an expert help please, thanks in Advance. Cheers!
Hello,
Congratulations on your acceptance. Unfortunately nobody can give you a clear verdict on the success of your application. All things been equal you have to ensure you do your best to provide all details and cover the loopholes in your application. You want to consider the following;
1. How does my study gap affect the VO perception of my program?
2. Will a project management program be seen as a career advancement or a desperate attempt to leave Nigeria
3. Can I meet up with the first year expense ( tuition and living expenses)
4. Who is my sponsor?
5. Travel history?
6. Will I be making use of any documents that can compromise my plans?
7. Home ties

If you can answer this questions positively then go for it without looking back.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 9:17pm On Jun 20, 2020
Piston65:
Good morning good people, I just received an admission letter from my agent telling me I've been admitted into a school in Canada.
I was of the opinion that during this pandemic, no school should be Operating. He did the first one that I was admitted into the university of Saskatchewan, later I couldn't continue the process cos he said I was late in payment of acceptance fee. On the other hand, my fiancee was admitted to Dalhousie University. She paid for the acceptance, she was given an invitation to go do data capture at lekki. She went to vsf global at Manor hall to do data capture and we didn't hear from them up till date.
My good people, I want to know if this is actually a scam or it's just circumstances that is debarring me and my fiancee from going.
Thanks
Hello, can you provide a detailed timeline of the application process. You said "you said she got an invitation for data capture (biometrics I suppose). You did not mention anything about submitting a visa application online or via paper route. You can also answer the following;
1. Do you know her UCI number
2. Have access to the application
Schools are still operating although in a minimal capacity. processing can be slow but they are still actively admitting.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 7:00pm On Jun 03, 2020
Lekiboboe how are you? Have you gotten your SOP reviewed?

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 8:36pm On May 20, 2020
manlawal:

you mean someone who studied biology education can apply for POST BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA in MEDICAL DEGREE right
Everything I mentioned as to do with Business related programs. I dont know about the healthcare field.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 9:36pm On May 07, 2020
Chukwuemeka101:
Good morning, I intend reapplying again this weekend, please what are the likely questions CIC can ask my employer...
CIC almost never reach out to employees.however possible questions to ask include if you're working there, employment letter generated from them and authenticity of the company you work which can be done via open source searches.
Travel / 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.
Travel / 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.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 10:49pm On May 04, 2020
efetoski:

what CGPA is considered B average.
Note that Canada CGPA format is 4.0 and not 5.0 format we use in Nigeria.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 10:48pm On May 04, 2020
Chimzy4real:
I have applied to mun with a 3.59, does it mean i don't stand a chance. I am feeling feverish right now seeing this

I definitely don't have a say about your chances just speaking from a broad perspective of msc requirements in Canada. I am sure if you scan through the admission requirements at the university you applied you'll see it.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 10:46pm On May 04, 2020
efetoski:

what CGPA is considered B average.
From a Canadian context of 4.0 GPA Scale a B average will be considered 3.0/4.0 you can always make use of online platforma to convert your CGPA from 5.0 to 4.0 format.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 9:25pm On May 04, 2020
Nkechi48:
Thank you for your response.

A quick one, can I apply for 1 year PGD, then before the end of the program, I apply for another PGD program just to make it 2 years of study. Does this count to make me get 2/3 years PGWP?

Yes people do that so it's possible.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 9:25pm 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.

Yes it is possible. Although the admission criteria always state a minimum B average. Some schools are lenient and consider the last 4 semesters but definitely GMAT, work experience et all can always supplement.

P.s: the primary admission requirements will always be considered before any other qualifications and most msc programs have quotas so I guess you understand the drift.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 7:08pm On May 04, 2020
Daum:
Okay family I just got out of school last year with a 3.57 CGPA. I am yet to go for NYSC because of this covid 19, but hopefully I will be going with Batch A Stream 2. I want to start this journey on time so that by the time I am done with NYSC I should probably be here sharing my testimony of a Student Visa.

I am thinking about applying for a research/ project based MSC program to a university that the tuition fee is affordable. My sponsor is my dad, but my steps mum account is fatter than his, so I don't know which to use.

Also, I have an uncle who just migrated to Canada last year but he has had his family over there for more than 6 years now. His daughter is a citizen and his wife is a lawyer there now. Do I have to indicate all this to the VO.

Thank you very much
Your CGPA is a quit low to be considering msc 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 it improves your ties to Canada.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 7:03pm On May 04, 2020
fruitfulie:
Good day house.

Congrats to all those who have gotten lead for visas. I pray for successful outcomes in Jesus name.

Twice I applied to Canada last year to put to bed but I was denied. My elder brother resides there and he asked that I should come over to have my baby. Anyway they denied me twice... Reason for refusal I couldn't prove to them I would return after delivery. In any case I lost interest..

However I got charged up recently to reapply through study route. I have my MBA (Which Wes has evaluated) I intend applying for Child and Youth Care. I am applying for this course based on passion. I have an NGO which focuses on helping vulnerable children. The NGO was registered 2016, and to the glory of God we are making impact.

The school in view is Sheridan College for January 2021 admission.

My questions.

The school fees 13,000 dollars(rough estimate) per year. The course is for 2 years.

I am yet to know how much I would deposit in order to get receipt. How much should my bank account balance show in order to allow me pursue this dream and also bring along my family Husband and 2 children.

Thanks

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Sorry about your previous refusals. However, there isn't a direct answer to your questions but I'll say this;
1. You only need to show proof of funds for the first year. So you add up your tuition for a year, living expenses for a year, additional living expenses for accompanying family members.
2. It will be wise to apply alone with your infant child. When you get in your husband can join you on open work permit.
3. If you got refused based on not convincing them you'll return in your previous applications then it is better not to complicate issues by applying with your family. That I believe is a red flag.
4. You need a super convincing SOP for deviating to the field you chose and for also going for a PGD program after your MBA. This is the most important part.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 6:57pm On May 04, 2020
Nkechi48:
Good afternoon house,

Kindly help me clarify this; what is the visa advantage of a 2 years PGD over a 1 year PGD?
If you go for a one year program in Canada you only get a 1yr post graduate work permit. 2 year program gets you 3yrs post graduate work permit. The only limit here is a 2yr program is expensive. Also getting a 3yr work permit gives you the chance to recoup what you spent on your studies and also a chance to apply for PR.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 11:21am On May 04, 2020
Obanidavid:




Please, how do I go about this information sharing or could there be a way anyone
could be of help?
Why don't you send an email or call their customer care.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 10:22pm On May 03, 2020
Obanidavid:


@ Qudkom, pls I would like you or anyone else to throw more light on the issue of declaring additional qualification stated above. I have obtained a M Ed. (Master of Education) in Human Kinetics which have been evaluated by ICES Canada and recently obtained admission to study MSc Kinesiology in Canada. Initially, I do not intend to declare my M Ed. but when I thought it could be seen as not declaring the truth since my ICES evaluation must have been recorded in IRCC database, I have then added it in my IMM12 form.

Therefore, I would like to ask that will adding this information be seen as an error or does it have any significant value to my application, though I am yet to submit my online application?
I think you need to find out if they share data with CIC. That is the only way forward.
Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 12:37am On May 03, 2020
UBCcookies:
Please I don't mean to sound stupid because someone has directed me on how to go about the police character certificate. I am planing to go to my state capital for it but someone said that the police station in my local government headquarters can issue it. Please how true is this.
wow, you do not have to go anywhere for that. I know someone that can do it for you via three Police HQ in Lagos. I obviously can not share the contact details here for obvious reasons but you can always send a DM.

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Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 17 by Qudkom(m): 12:36am On May 03, 2020
legit90:
Please I'm searching for schools that offer BSc in nursing or accelerated BScN and I'm kind of confused because the ones I'm seeing are just too expensive.

Please I need suggestions of cheaper ones and with easy application process. The ones I'm seeing require transcripts before admission.

Please all the gurus here help out abeg.
Hello, sorry but most nursing programs are expensive on the average but you can also check out the following schools. hopefully you find one tat meets your budget.
Brandon University.
Cape Breton University.
Mount Royal University.
University of Regina.
Memorial University of Newfoundland.
University of Prince Edward Island.
University of Ottawa.
University of New Brunswick

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