What a Visa Officer Considers
Visa officers at Canadian embassies and high commissions have a responsibility to uphold Canadian law, in particular Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
This means the visa officer must be satisfied that someone applied for a study permit:
- must be a genuine student, intends to study and is able to pursue the course of study
- must leave Canada at the end of the authorized study permit time
- will not contravene the conditions of admission
- does not belong to a category of persons who are inadmissible to Canada.
Your admission letter is only the first part of what a visa officer looks at. This admission offer only confirms that Lakeland College believes you have the academic and other requirements to attend the college.
Note for Indian students
: To be considered under the SPP, you must have graduated in second class / division two or better or have an average greater than 50%. If you don’t have a 50% average in core classes, or if you have had a large number of fails, a visa officer may not be satisfied that you have the intent or ability to study in Canada or you will attempt to remain in Canada or work without authorization.
It is extremely important that you submit all the documents and information required to complete your study permit application.
Indian students should get a much faster decision on their student visa applications through a new agreement.