Frequently Asked Questions

Settling in a new country, new study environment, new lifestyle and almost everything new all around is not an easy task.There must be a bunch of questions crossing your mind every now and then.Do not worry, as we at Aspire Canada are here to make things simpler for you. Embrace your future and let the new beginnings set in.Having queries about studying in Canada or anything related? You will find answer to all top the questions one might have when planning to study in Canada below

Indeed after the pandemic is over, Canada will be welcoming immigrants globally as lately the country has been making many efforts to accommodate immigrants from around the world.

There are many ways in which you can migrate to Canada. Have a look at the top 7 ways:

  • Study Permit
  • Trade Agreements
  • Work Permit
  • Spousal Sponsorship
  • IEC
  • Live-In Caregiver
  • Visitor Visa

There is no this or that to it. As we cannot choose between study or work. Canada is a great place in both aspects be it studying or working. Canada has an excellent education system, hence it is advised to study in the country and gain from its enriching academic experience. Followed by that you can always look out for top class job opportunities that await you. The country also attracts high-salaried applicants are attracted globally every year to work in Canada owing to extremely great work culture and opportunities in the country.

No, GIC is not compulsory for Canadian Student Visa. You just need to explain and present documents supporting how you will manage your living expenses while studying in Canada. All GIC does is it strengthens your case that you are a bonafide student.

On the contrary, GIC is mandatory for those students going under the SDS category. But it's optional for students under the general category, however, it's highly recommended that you purchase a GIC under general category as well as it increases your chances of visa approval.

Probably, there is no need to panic if the rest of your documents are complete and work well. If the problem that has come your way is with uploading family information or financial documents or anything else that will most likely be taken care of later at the processing stage of your application wherein you might need to submit further documents.

Also, you check online at the CIC website as to which office is in charge of your application and you can then consider sending the required paper documents to that address. Make sure you mention your name and information on the envelope. Hope this works fine for you.

Well, there are several factors that come into play when getting a Canadian Study Visa with an educational gap. Firstly, you apply to a college/university and then get your offer letter once you’ve been accepted which means that you have proven that you have adequate funds with you to support your intended student career. Now that you have been admitted to a college/university, the admittance office will assist you in taking you through with the student visa process for the intended time of your studies in Canada. In the event, you quit, stop, or otherwise cease to be a student, your visa is officially canceled and you must have to leave Canada. Also, you cannot work or stay as a student visa is for study purposes only. Remember, a student visa does not lead to a work permit or Permanent Residence visa. (Unless you have studied for a minimum of 3 years and graduated)

Well, there are several factors that come into play when getting a Canadian Study Visa with an educational gap. Firstly, you apply to a college/university and then get your offer letter once you’ve been accepted which means that you have proven that you have adequate funds with you to support your intended student career. Now that you have been admitted to a college/university, the admittance office will assist you in taking you through with the student visa process for the intended time of your studies in Canada. In the event, you quit, stop, or otherwise cease to be a student, your visa is officially canceled and you must have to leave Canada. Also, you cannot work or stay as a student visa is for study purposes only. Remember, a student visa does not lead to a work permit or Permanent Residence visa. (Unless you have studied for a minimum of 3 years and graduated)

As long as you are able to explain your study gap, it is not going to affect your student visa application. Mostly 5-year gap is acceptable for admission to undergraduate courses in Canada but everything is subject to the explanation of your study gap.

There can be several reasons for the rejection of your Canada Study Visa. Some of the possible reasons for the Canadian Study Visa are:

  • Failure to provide proper set of supporting documents
  • Failure to show adequate funds that will be supporting your study, travel, and living expenses in Canada.
  • Failure to fulfill security standards like in cases wherein an applicant has a criminal background
  • Failure to meet the health standards
  • Visa officer has doubts regarding your intentions or applicants application.

There are chances that you might get caught when the embassy chooses to enquire about the authenticity of your job experience. Following which you will have to bear the consequences that include rejection of your visa application and further you will also be banned from applying for a visa again to Canada for several years.

Students from India and China require GIC compulsory for Canada Study Visa as they apply for admission in a registered DLI under SPP. Further, they require a GIC of CAD 10,000 under your name. Approximately, CAD 10,000 is required by the students every year to pay for their expenses (including food & accommodation excluding tuition fees).

Well, the figures tend to change every year but there is no doubt about the fact that Canada is a popular study destination amongst students globally. Also, the acceptance rates tend to vary depending on the source country. For instance, in the first quarter of 2017, 60% of all study visa applications were approved from 175 countries.

Yes, it is mandatory to submit a mark sheet for each and every semester when applying for a student visa. Though, it will be only the grades that they will take into consideration of the particular subjects with respect to the course you applied for. This might vary from university to university but the crux is, YES, you need to have in possession all the semester's mark sheets with you.

Well, we can just give you a rough idea of what is the average cost of living in Canada as it tends to differ from person to person but the average basic expense of an individual living in Canada can be around 700 to 800 dollars including rent, groceries, phone bill, wi-fi, travel expenses and extra 50-100 dollars for the miscellaneous expenses. Again, this is just a rough estimate. Also, if you choose to live On-Campus, then the average cost of living expenses are completely different as they vary from one university/college to others. Ensure you choose wisely, between the two as per your convenience.

Express Entry to Canada is an online immigration system that manages applications of skilled workers for permanent residence to Canada under the federal and particular provincial economic programs. Basically,it is not just an immigration program in itself, but an effective method for selecting the best candidates for Canada’s existing skilled worker immigration programs.The programs covered under express entry to Canada are:

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canada Experience Class
  • Select streams under Provincial Nominee Programs

IELTS Score is one of the factors that is taken into account when opting for Canada Express Entry Program. A good IELTS score helps you increase your points. A good IELTS Scoe in itself can help you get up to 160 points.

Another 50 points if you have good IELTS and Post Secondary Education. Also,another 50 points if you happen to have good IELTS and at leas three years of work experience.

The Canada Express Entry Program follows a points-based system for the evaluation of applicants. The main aim of this system is to identify applicants who have favourable chances of thriving after the applicant migrates to Canada. The scale in points-based system has a maximum score of 1200 and assesss you and your spouse (if any) on the basis of your:

  • Age
  • The highest level of education
  • Online registration CAD: 300 non-refundable (4 weeks)
  • Language skills
  • Canadian work experience
  • Other work experience
  • Skill transferability
  • Other factors

You can reapply for a Canadian Student Visa after your Canada Study Visa has been denied. However, in the first place, you’ve to evaluate the reason as to why your application was rejected the last time and ensure that this time you are not repeating the same mistake. With respect to the new guidelines issued under the SDS Program, the processing time can take upto a maximum of 45 business days for processing.

This depends on the type of course you are applying for is it research and analysis based,management based,programming based or likewise.

There is no such thing as best city to immigrate to in Canada as it solely depends on your liking as to which city suits you the best.You can have a look at some of the top cities to migrate to in Canada:

  • Montreal,Quebec
  • Hamilton,Ontario
  • Toronto,Ontario
  • Victoria,British Colubia
  • Vancouver,British Columbia