Educational immigration

Canadian study visa

It is no secret that Canada is a welcoming country for immigrants and unlike other English-speaking countries around the world, it welcomes them with open arms. Canadian study visa is one of the many immigration schemes that have been created for this reason to attract immigrants.

Every year, thousands of students from all over the world come to this country hoping to benefit from its advanced educational facilities and make a bright future for themselves. They see Canada as a safe destination for immigration because they are aware of its generosity in granting permanent residency to students.

Study immigration has emerged as one of the most common and important routes to Canada in recent years, and in 2023, more than 500,000 new students will receive study visas. News that is both interesting and joyful cannot be easily ignored.


What are the types of Canadian study visas?

Canadian study visa is divided into two categories: student visa and student visa:

  • Student visa:  This type of visa is issued to applicants over 18 years of age who intend to study in Canadian colleges and universities. 
  • Student visa:  This type of visa is issued to applicants under the age of 18 who intend to study in Canadian schools.

The procedure for both of these visas is the same, but the conditions and documents required for them are somewhat different, which we will explain in the following article.


Acceptance statistics of Canadian study visas for Iranians

Canadian study visa conditions  for Iranians have been good in recent years compared to other countries. In recent years, Iran has always been among the top ten countries in terms of the number of master's permits issued, which is good news for Iranians who intend to act.


Canadian study visa acceptance statistics for Iranians in the last three years


  2019 2020 2021 January to October 2022
The number of educational visa applications 6,177 3,774 6,429
Acceptance percentage of academic files sent to the Canadian Immigration Department 44% 46% 39%
Acceptance percentage of Mondial visa study files 59% 69% 66%
The total number of master permit holders 9,680 6,970 11,930 11,360


Is it possible to obtain a Canadian study visa without a language certificate?

This question has a positive answer. Fortunately for Iranians, the language certificate is not one of the documents required to apply for a Canadian study visa, but the way it is presented affects the decision of the immigration officer and the result of the visa.

For this reason, if a university or college has given you conditional admission, we recommend that you focus on your language skills, repeat the exam, get the minimum score required by that institution, and then accept unconditionally for Apply for a visa.

At Visacanadia, we always recommend that you try English or French (depending on your needs) while in your home country, as language skills can be beneficial in terms of finances, job opportunities and mental health.


What are the procedures for obtaining a Canadian study visa?

We will teach you how to apply for a Canadian study visa in a few practical steps:


Step 1: Prepare the necessary documents

Prepare personal information files and proof of means of financial support, as well as other documents such as acceptance letter, CAQ letter (if applicable), passport, student visa forms and photos, as we explained earlier for Canada student visa. Keep everything separate so you can upload it later in the right place in the online application.

All files must be in PDF format and, with the exception of the photo file, must not be more than 4 MB.


Step 2: Create an online account on the CIC website and answer the application questions

Enter the website of the Canadian Immigration Department and answer the two questions on the page that opens in the Apply Online section:

The first question asks if you are applying from within Canada, outside Canada, or at the border of entry.

Choose your appropriate options:


Step 3: Upload the required forms and documents in the online application

Now you need to upload the previously prepared and labeled files and place each one in its appropriate place in the program. If you haven't already prepared the visa documents, you can download them in this section of the application, fill them out and then sign and upload them where it asks.


Step 4: Pay for the application and submit it

After going through all the necessary steps, at the end of the application, you have to pay for it and click on the Submit option. Submit means submitting your visa application online to the Canadian Immigration Department and finalizing your application. You need Master Card or Visa Card to pay.


Step 5: Do the Canadian visa fingerprinting

After submitting the application, you will receive a letter titled "Biometric Instructions". Using the information in it, make an appointment at one of the Canadian fingerprinting locations and complete the Canadian fingerprinting process on the scheduled day.

Since there is no Canadian embassy in Iran, you have to travel to one of Iran's neighboring countries where one of them is present to have your fingerprints taken at the VAC office.

Biometrics are required if you have not submitted fingerprints for a Canadian visa in the last 10 years.


Step 6: Congratulations! You got a visa.

After Immigration Canada has reviewed your application and decided to approve it, you will receive a letter called a Pass Request. In this letter, you will be instructed to deliver your original passport to the Canadian Embassy so that a visa sticker can be added.

For this purpose, you must obtain a Canadian visa directly from Canada or one of the accredited companies. Visa pickup usually takes a few weeks.


Step Seven: Prepare the POE letter along with other necessary documents and get ready to travel to Canada

After some time from receiving the pass request letter, the Canadian Immigration Department will send you another letter called POE. 


What is a POE letter?

A letter, known as a POA or port of entry, will be given to you after your application for a student visa has been approved. After landing in Canada, you can apply for your master's permit using this letter.

You must enter Canada before the date specified in the validity section of the POO letter. Otherwise, a new request must be submitted. There is no way to extend this time. The validity of this letter is equivalent to a master's degree.

Collect the required documents and POE letter to give to the officer at the Canadian airport. Then buy a ticket and travel to Canada.


How long does it take to issue a Canadian student visa?

There is no specific time frame for the examination and issuance of a Canadian student visa. It may take a day or a few months. The length of the case review varies depending on the country of application and the busyness of the Canadian embassy, ​​and visa cases are not reviewed there on a timely basis.

We will show you how to use the Canadian Embassy website to find out how long it takes to issue a Canadian student visa.

Open the above site, answer the two questions at the bottom of the page (as shown below) and then click the "Get Processing Time" button. Then the average file processing time is displayed. Unfortunately, there is no certainty as to when the Canadian Embassy will respond, so be careful as your application may be completed sooner or later than this date. Be careful not to be taken advantage of as there is no such thing as an instant Canada visa.


Canadian student visa

If you, like many applicants, are sending your child to study in Canadian schools, you must be ready to apply for a Canadian student visa after applying to Canadian schools and getting admission in the schools.

The Guardian

Naturally, one of the child's parents or guardians must travel to Canada with the child if the child is in elementary school (a guardian is the legal guardian of a child under 18). This is usually true up to the age of ten. In this instance, this person's visa may also be known as a Canadian Guardian visa.

If parents or guardians of students under the age of 18 cannot introduce them to Canada, they must introduce someone in Canada as their guardian.


In Canada, your child needs a caregiver who can be with them when needed. This person is known as the trustee. The guardian must sign the guardian's form, have Canadian permanent residency or a Canadian passport, and be available at the school. In Canada, the guardian is responsible for providing for and caring for your child. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with Canadian custody responsibilities.


Canadian study companion visa

Canadian study companion visa includes two categories of people:

1. Spouse/child of a student who has obtained a Canadian study visa or is applying for this type of visa
2. Parents of students who have obtained a Canadian student visa or are applying for this type of visa


1. Spouse/child of a student who has obtained a Canadian study visa or is applying for this type of visa

If you have or plan to apply for a Canadian study visa, you really can't be alone, and neither can your spouse or children. So what is the answer? Fortunately, Canada is kind in this regard. You can apply for a study permit in Canada with your spouse. Of course, you can also apply for a student visa for your spouse and children.

The good news is that your spouse has the option to pursue a full-time job while you pursue your education. Your children will receive free educational services and access to public schools in Canada. What could be better than this?

A very frequent question that almost all Canadian student visa applicants ask:

Should we act with my wife or separate?

The answer to this question is relative. The simultaneous application of a husband and wife for a Canadian student visa can be helpful in one case and harmful in another. At Visa Mondial, after conducting thousands of cases, and based on the results of that data, we built models that we use to increase the chances of applicants. In fact, we use an algorithm based on the positive and negative results of previous cases.


2. Parents of students who have obtained a Canadian student visa or are applying for this type of visa

According to Canadian law, if your child is under 18 years of age and has been accepted to a Canadian institution, you as the student's parent can apply for a companion visa and go to Canada with them to study.

This will be a tourist visa for you. You are not allowed to study or work in Canada with this type of visa, but you can change it to allow you to do so. In this way, if you have been accepted to study at one of the Canadian educational institutions or if the Canadian employer extends a job offer for you, you can change your tourist visa to a study and work visa. In this scenario, your child's education in Canadian public schools will be free. Became.


Why is the Canadian student visa application rejected?

Canadian student visa rejection usually happens for the following reasons:

  • The goal of education is not logical and convincing; (the reason for rejection of 77% of cases between 2019 and 2021)
  • future career and education path is not convincing;
  • Your finances are not enough for one year of studying and living in Canada;
  • Your ties to the country of origin are weak or you have ties to Canada;
  • Your documents are not enough to prove your return to your country after finishing your studies; (The reason for rejection of 26% of cases between 2019 and 2021)
  • The documents are incomplete or the information provided is incorrect.


What to do after Canadian student visa rejection?

If your study visa application is rejected, do not despair. Rejection is not the end of the road. After rejection, you can do several things and enter the post-rejection stage:

  • Apply to get a net officer. More details about the reasons for rejection are written in Net Officer.
  • Apply for a visa again or so called resubmit.
  • Request an appeal or reconsideration. 
  • File an appeal with the Canadian Federal Court or Court.

There is more and useful information about the solutions to fix the rejection on the Canada Visa Rejection Reasons page.


How to apply for net officer?

As we said earlier, you should contact a Net Officer to find out more about the factors that led to your application being rejected and help you decide what to do next.

You can do this by submitting your application on the Immigration Canada website. Naturally, you can only apply for a NET officer if you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have a temporary Canadian visa such as a work, tourist or student visa. So, if you don't meet these requirements, Visamundial will do it for you.


How can I increase my chances of getting a Canadian student visa?

By considering the following 7 strategies, you can increase your chances for a Canadian student visa:


1. Indicate that you will leave Canada after graduation

For this purpose, you should mention 3 main things in your master's plan in addition to stating your academic goals:

  • Explain how studying in Canada will affect your future career and career and how you will use the acquired skills after returning to your country;
  • Mention your job affiliations, that you have a job waiting for you after you return from Canada that requires specialized skills, and that the skills you acquired in Canada are necessary to succeed in that job;
  • Mention the emotional, financial and social dependencies in your country. That your family members are waiting for you to return and it will be difficult to live without them, and that you have property and assets that you need to be in your home country to take care of.


2. Show that you have enough money to cover the costs of studying and living in Canada

Regarding the financial part of your visa application, you must correctly include the following 3 items:

  • Submit the amount of the first year tuition and living expenses for the first year in the bank letter. Usually, offering more money increases the chances of a visa. 
  • It is better to keep your money in the bank for 4 to 6 months and provide account circulation. 
  • Your financial sponsor should be a close relative, such as parents, sisters, brothers, and spouses. The closer the sponsor's kinship ratio, the better and increases the chances of getting a visa.


3. There should be a reasonable proportion between education level and age

It is better to apply for Canadian education according to your age. Usually, if you apply for a Canadian student visa with the following conditions, your chances of getting a visa will decrease:

  • be more than 25 years old and apply for a college or bachelor's degree;
  • Be more than 35 years old and apply for a master's degree.

You may now say that you know people who got a visa under the same conditions! Yes, this is possible, but in general, the chances of such cases are less. The officer of the Canadian Immigration Department does not directly mention the age factor and its relationship with the educational level, but experience has shown that cases in which the age of the person is compatible with the accepted educational level have a higher chance of obtaining a visa.


4. The field of study accepted must be related to the previous field of study

If you are eligible for admission in a field related to your previous degree, don't wait to register. Doing so will increase your chances of getting a visa. When it comes to this, Immigration Canada is strict and usually rejects cases where there is no clear and intentional connection between the accepted field of study and the applicant's previous field of study.

However, if you must apply for interdisciplinary majors such as management, leadership, or business because you do not have the opportunity to be admitted to a related major, you must clearly and convincingly explain how these majors are related and why you are studying them.


5. Take language unconditional academic admission

Although the language condition is raised at the level of academic admission and providing a language score to the Canadian Immigration Department is not one of the requirements for Iranians to obtain a study visa, past experience has shown that the Canadian Immigration Department is more sensitive and strict than others. Therefore, to increase your chances of getting a Canadian study visa, get a direct and unconditional acceptance.

In addition, demonstrating strong fluency in English or French can have a positive impact on the officer's judgment as it shows that you will not have any language problems.

6. Pay the tuition for one year of study in Canada in advance

In order to obtain a Canadian study visa, there is no written law that requires the payment of tuition for one academic year, and it is not required. But in some cases, the immigration officer asks the applicants to pay one year of university tuition fees. This has a positive effect on the immigration officer's decision and shows the applicant's goal to study in Canada more seriously.


7. Explain any long pauses or interruptions in your studies

The educational gap is the difference between your current level of education and the level above it.

Then the policeman asks, "What were you doing all this time?" Do you think what you did was relevant to your major? And what are your long-term goals? And why did you decide to return to Canada to continue your higher education after a few years?

These are questions that your lawyer's outline and letter should address thoroughly and accurately. By answering these questions, you can convince the officer that your goal is to study in Canada and not stay there after you finish your studies.


What is the difference between Canadian study visa and teaching permit?

A visa is a label that is included in your passport and allows you to enter Canada. But a study permit is a document that is issued upon arrival at the Canadian airport and is a permit to study in Canada. Both of these documents must be renewed before the validity expires. 


How is the Canadian study visa extension?

Always know the expiry date of your student visa to avoid any problems. Submit your application for visa extension at least 30 days before the expiration date. For this reason, you can submit your application for visa extension to Canadian Immigration online.

The original passport must be sent to the Canadian Embassy to add a visa sticker if the visa extension is accepted. Keep in mind that the visa validity date depends on the passport expiration date, so pay attention to that as well.

We recommend that you do not leave Canada at the time of submitting your visa extension application as you will have difficulty re-entering the country without a valid visa.

For more detailed information on the requirements for study visas, visa renewals and master's permit renewals, read the Canadian Visa Permits and Renewals page.


Is it possible to change the university or college after obtaining a Canadian visa?

It really is possible. You can change your destination from University A to College B or University C after receiving the final visa approval. However, before changing educational institutions, confirm that the new university or college has a DLI number.

You must also notify Immigration Canada of the changes after changing the training center using the Change DLI form.

Currently, if you wish to change your DLI before traveling to Canada, you must submit your visa application along with payment and proof of acceptance from the new university or college. As a result, we recommend that you delay changing your DLI until after you arrive in Canada.


Is it possible to work with a Canadian study visa?

It really is possible. Canadian law allows students to earn money while in school. Of course, if you have a Canadian study visa, you can only work 20 hours a week. However, full-time work of 40 hours per week is permitted during breaks between academic terms or public holidays such as Christmas.

It should be noted that international students may work more than 20 hours per week from November 15, 2022 to December 31, 2023. This is Canada's short-term answer to the country's labor shortage.

Below are the rules for completing student work in Canada. However, the Work While Studying in Canada page has more details on this.


Is it possible to get a work visa after studying in Canada?

Yes, fortunately, the Canadian government has provided the conditions so that these students can stay and work in Canada after graduating from Canadian educational institutions and after gaining a year of work experience in Canada, so that they can attract foreign students and become skilled workers. to use in the Canadian labor market

The Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is a type of work visa that can be obtained after completing your studies in Canada, valid for a maximum of three years and determined by the duration of your studies:

Courses of less than 8 months Does not include PGWP
Periods between 8 months and 24 months As long as the study period
Periods longer than 24 months 3 years

To be eligible for the PGWP, you must have completed your course of study face-to-face, be enrolled full-time, have a DLI number, and have graduated from a Canadian public university or college.

However, things were different during the coronavirus pandemic, and as of now, graduates who completed part of their education online are still eligible for work visas.

According to the latest updates from Immigration Canada, it will be easy to get a PGWP for students who had to complete their courses entirely online between March 20, 2020 and August 31, 2022. In addition, the law has been extended to cover the period from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023.


Can I convert my Canadian study visa to a work visa?

This question has a positive answer. Receiving a job offer from a Canadian company and then obtaining an LMIA permit from the Canadian Labor Agency are two ways to convert a Canadian study visa to a work permit. Of course, the method of obtaining this license is the responsibility of the employer. The proposed position must be under TEER levels 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the Canadian Occupational Classification System.

Getting a job offer from a Canadian company is not easy, so you first need to identify the ideal position and secure the employer's approval before leaving school. After receiving a job offer and LMIA in Canada, you can apply for a work permit and change your student visa to a work visa.


How to convert Canadian study visa to permanent residence?

There are two general paths to obtain permanent residence in Canada after studying:

1. Ways to obtain Canadian permanent residence in federal programs,
2. Paths to obtain permanent residence in Canada in provincial programs


1. Paths to obtain Canadian permanent residence in federal programs

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

After graduating from Canadian universities, most international students choose the Canadian experience approach as a means of obtaining Canadian permanent residence. Applicants with at least one year of work experience in Canada and whose occupations fall under TEER levels 0, 1, 2 or 3 of the Canadian Occupational Classification System are eligible to use this approach.

Therefore, you can use the CEC approach to apply for Canadian study residency after you graduate, obtain a PGWP work visa and have at least one year of work experience. This system, which is part of Express Entry, is considered one of the federal immigration systems.


2. Paths to obtain permanent residence in Canada in provincial programs

The Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, is an immigration system established by each Canadian province (except Quebec, which has its own provincial system). You can see the PNP procedures that are suitable for students and lead to Canadian permanent residence in the following cases:

  • Getting a job offer in provincial immigration programs - PNP

If your spouse travels to Canada to study with you and by obtaining a companion visa, you can apply for permanent residence in Canada faster and you do not need to graduate or work for a year.

As a result, after entering Canada, if your spouse is offered a job or a job offer from a Canadian company in the province where you are located in one of the specialized jobs, he can apply for Canadian residency and you as his spouse. , can be applied at the same time. Request for legal permanent residence.

  • Graduates of specific disciplines in Provincial Immigration Programs – PNP

When you graduate from certain fields of study in some Canadian jurisdictions, such as British Columbia, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency without the need for a job offer or previous work experience in Canada.

For example, in the province of British Columbia, if you are studying for a master's or PhD in engineering, you can apply for permanent residency after graduation through the British Columbia provincial route without the need for previous work experience or a job offer. .

Since not all Canadian provinces have this program, you can get Canadian permanent residence faster by knowing about the provincial PNP programs and the required fields in those jurisdictions.

  • Quebec immigration programs

You should know that under Canada's immigration policy, Quebec basically praises itself. However, Quebec graduates may be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The PEQ pathway is a popular way for Quebec graduates to obtain permanent residency. Mastering the French language at the B2 level is one of the requirements of this program.

Study in Canada

As one of the most industrialized and advanced countries in the world, Canada has provided excellent educational opportunities for international students, which has made it one of the main immigration routes in recent years.

Many students from all over the world travel to this great country every year to study there, take advantage of its world-class educational resources, and eventually gain permanent residency.


Why study in Canada?


  • World-class advanced education system
  • Affordable education for foreign students
  • Abundant innovative research opportunities
  • Many different courses and fields of study
  • Third place in terms of the best place to live according to the United Nations website
  • The possibility of receiving scholarships from universities
  • Free education of children in public schools (if parents have a study visa)
  • A leader in language education
  • Sports facilities at the Olympic level in universities
  • Advanced infrastructure
  • An easy way to get permanent residence in Canada for yourself and your accompanying family
  • Faster process of getting Canadian study visa than other countries
  • The possibility of working at the same time as studying and providing tuition fees


What are the different levels of study in Canada?

Various degrees are offered in the Canadian educational system, some of which are not accessible in the Iranian educational system. In general, the Canadian education system includes kindergarten, preschool, primary, secondary, diploma, bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.


Kindergarten, which is the pre-elementary stage, is considered as the first stage of education in Canada and is offered to children between the ages of 4 and 5. Preschool is optional in other provinces except Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.


 The elementary school stage in Canada includes grades 1 to 6 and starts at the age of 6 or 7 and continues until the age of 11 to 12.


Secondary education in Canada has two levels: Junior High School and Senior High School. The Junior High School level begins after completing elementary school and includes grades 7 and 8. After this, the Senior High School level begins, which lasts 4 years and includes grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, and continues until the age of 16 to 18, depending on the student's conditions and the province in which he studies. In Quebec, students study until the 11th grade.


A diploma degree prepares students for success in a specific field or career and is offered at the college level. There are three types of diplomas that we mention below:

  • Regular Diploma

The Regular Diploma course is offered in almost all Canadian colleges and its purpose is to train students in a specific field or profession.

    • Duration of study: 2 years
    • Necessary prerequisite for education: high school level
  • Advanced Diploma

This degree is more specialized than the Regular Diploma because it usually has internship or co-op courses. This degree will help you apply your skills in a practical way.

    • Duration of education: 3 years
    • Necessary prerequisite for education: high school level
  • Graduate Diploma

This degree is a combination of full specialized training with practical experience and is higher than the previous two degrees. 

    • Duration of study: 1 to 2 years
    • Necessary prerequisite for studying: Regular or Advanced diploma or bachelor's degree


In Canada, the first level of higher education is a bachelor's degree. In fact, several colleges in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario also offer bachelor's degrees. Most bachelor's programs last four years, but some only last three years. Some universities offer a two-year graduate program in addition to the bachelor's program.

  • Duration of education:  3 to 4 years
  • Necessary prerequisite for education:  high school level
  • Provider educational centers:  universities and some colleges


Master's studies in Canada are done after the completion of the bachelor's degree, which is usually followed to gain expertise in the field of study of the bachelor's degree. Masters courses in Canada are either course-oriented or research-oriented.

  • Duration of study:  1 to 2 years
  • Necessary prerequisite for study:  Bachelor's degree
  • Provider educational centers:  universities 


Studying a doctorate in Canada is possible after completing a master's degree. PhD programs are usually research-oriented and require the appointment of a supervisor.

  • Duration of education:  3 to 5 years
  • Necessary prerequisite for study:  Master's degree
  • Provider educational centers:  universities


Is it possible to study in Canada without a language degree? 

The answer to this question is yes, but there are conditions!

  • Without providing a language score, a number of Canadian institutions and universities offer conditional academic admission at the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Master's or Bachelor's levels. This means that you must take the language courses offered by that college/university before or at the same time as enrolling in the desired program so that your language proficiency level exceeds the level required by that educational institution. It should be noted that postgraduate and doctoral degrees are not eligible for this type of conditional admission.

  • Conditional admission varies by college or university. In some educational institutions, admission is not allowed without a language certificate, although conditional admission is possible if your language score is below the minimum required by the university. In this situation, you must additionally enroll in language classes to ensure that your level of English or French meets the requirements of the university.

    Conditional admission is possible for bachelor's and master's degrees as well as some special courses from a small number of universities, but not for doctoral degrees. Each college or university considers a minimum language score when considering this form of conditional admission:

    • College:  In colleges that require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for direct admission, conditional admission is possible by providing an IELTS score of 5 to 6. 
    • University:
      • At the undergraduate level:  In a number of universities that require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for direct admission, conditional admission is possible by presenting an IELTS score of 5.5 or 6. 
  • At the master's level , conditional admission with an IELTS score of 6 is possible in a few selected universities in engineering and science fields that require an IELTS score of 6.5 or its equivalent for direct admission. Conditional admission to the language course is possible by presenting an IELTS score of 6.5 or 6, respectively, in a small number of management-related universities that require an IELTS score of 7 or 6.5 for direct admission.


What are the procedures for studying immigration to Canada?

Educational immigration to Canada has two main stages: 1. Obtaining admission to study in Canada 2. Obtaining a Canadian study visa.  In order to receive admission and a Canadian study visa, it is necessary to go through other steps at each stage, which we will describe in detail in the following article:

How to get admission to study in Canada

1. Check your educational requirements.

2. Choose the university and field of study that suits your conditions.

3. Prepare the necessary documents for the university application.

4. Enter the university website and create an online account.

5. Enter the necessary information in the online application and upload the documents if possible.

6. Pay the application fee and submit it.

7. Wait for the email from the university to receive the Application Number or Student Number.

8. If necessary, activate your student account according to the university's instructions.

9. Check your account regularly for any updates. 

10. Congratulations, you have been accepted.

11. If necessary, pay the tuition fee advance (deposit). 

12. Receive a Letter of Final Acceptance (LOA).


How to get a Canadian student visa

After you have received your study acceptance, it is now time to obtain a Canadian study visa, which we will mention below:

1. Prepare all the necessary documents, including the academic acceptance letter and a master's professional plan with the correct scenario. 

2. Sort the files and convert them to PDF format.

3. Create an account on the Canadian Immigration website, answer the questions and download the necessary forms.

4. Fill and sign the necessary forms.

5. Upload all PDF documents in the relevant section of the application.

6. Pay for app review and fingerprinting. 

7. Do the Canadian fingerprinting at one of the work offices of the Canadian Embassy. 

8. After receiving the pass request letter (meaning visa approval), send your passport to the Canadian embassy to insert the visa label and pick up the Canadian visa. 

9. Buy a ticket and follow the rules of entering Canada after obtaining a visa and prepare to enter this country. 

10. Welcome to Canada! At the Canadian airport, get your study permit from the immigration officer. 

After entering Canada and starting your studies, your immigration process has not yet been finalized. The most important step is to get a permanent residence in Canada after studying. In the following sections of the article, we have provided useful information in this regard and made the path of immigrating to Canada through education clearer for you.


What kind of educational center should I choose to study in Canada?

The solution is simple: choose a DLI-affiliated training center. According to the Immigration Department, there are more than 1,500 approved educational institutions in Canada that meet the requirements for applying for a Canadian student visa. Each of these centers has a code called DIL, which indicates that the educational center has given its license. A DLI number is required to submit a visa application.


How can I be sure of the rank of the desired educational centers?

 In order to make your mind a little easier, we must mention that the Canadian government always ensures the validity of the educational programs of this center in order to create justice and access for all people to the appropriate education system. So, regardless of the ranking of the centers, all colleges and universities have an acceptable initial standard. 

That means there is no distinction between centers, right? Of course there is.
While it is true that schools such as University of Toronto, McGill University, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, Simon Fraser University, University of Montreal, Queen's University, Dalhousie University and McMaster University have higher rankings than others. , this does not necessarily mean that they are necessarily better. Not because attending many other universities is less popular.

So don't worry about this anymore and act according to your specific conditions. Don't worry about it and focus on enhancing your talents because no employer in Canada will inquire about your college or university.

And, of course, Canadian public colleges also comply with educational minimums. More than 150 community colleges in Canada offer career preparation courses that will prepare you for a targeted job market.


Apply in college or university?

Deciding whether to attend Canadian colleges or universities is not that difficult. Just keep your goals in mind and of course research the process of staying in Canada after studying and getting a work visa if that's what you want to do.


What are the best universities in Canada to study?

The three universities of Toronto, McGill and British Columbia are among the top 100 universities in the world in 2022 (quoted by QS), which are ranked 26th, 27th and 46th respectively.


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Financing for a Canadian student visa


Financial ability is one of the important documents for a Canadian student visa. If, as a parent of a student, you intend to become his financial sponsor, you must be able to prove to the Canadian Embassy:

1. You have enough money to cover your child's education and living expenses for one year.

2. You have a good financial situation and stability.

3. If you are accompanying your child, you must show more financial capacity for your own living expenses in Canada.

(The financial amounts and financial documents that you provide to sponsor your child as well as the accompanying visa file (if accompanied by a child) should be such that the officer is satisfied and relieved that after entering Canada, your child and you will not have any You will not have financial problems to cover the expenses of education and living)


Procedures for obtaining a Canadian student visa

After preparing the necessary documents for the Canadian student visa, it is now time to apply and send the documents to the Canadian embassy:

1. Log on to the Canadian Immigration website at 

2. Choose the Study option from among the types of visas.

3. On the new page, click on Get a Study Permit option.

4. You will enter a new page again. Click on How to Apply option.

5. After that,   answer the questions on the new page in the Apply Online section.

6. Then create an account in the  Create an Account section  and enter the necessary information.

7. Answer all the questions in the application correctly.

8. At the end, upload all the required documents in the documents section.

9. After uploading the documents, if your child is 14 years old and older and  has not been fingerprinted before at Canadian visa application centers or so-called VAC , you must check the fingerprint request option. 

10. At the end, enter the bank information and pay the application fee and the fingerprint fee.

11.  Make an appointment for your child to be fingerprinted at one of  Canada's VAC offices in the countries around Iran.

12. Some time after submitting the file, a fingerprint letter will be sent to you.

13. Your child must take his fingerprint letter and identification documents to the VAC office on the specified date   and get fingerprinted.

14. Congratulations. Your child  received a Pass Request  and Visa.

15. Send your child's passport to the Canadian embassy in one of the nearby countries for a visa label.


Canadian student accompanying visa

If you are the parent of a student studying in Canada, you can travel with your child in accordance with Canadian immigration laws. For this, you need to get a student visa. You undoubtedly have many questions in this field. In the following sections, we will review the requirements for accompanying student visas and related documents.

(Changing a tourist visa to a study visa or a Canadian work visa has the advantage that after receiving one of these types of visas, your child can study in Canadian public schools for free.)


Studying as a student in Canada

In Canadian schools, education usually starts at the age of 5 and continues until the age of 18. Elementary, middle, and high school are several levels of education offered in Canadian schools. In fact, the middle and high school levels are combined in certain institutions to include grades 6 through 12.

High school students in Canada are required to study a certain number of subjects in each grade. Imagine that your child has completed the 10th grade in Iran and now plans to enroll in the 11th grade in Canada. The result of his application may come as a bit of a shock and the school will accept him back in 10th grade. Why you might ask?

The reason is that a series of subjects that are in the 10th grade curriculum in Canada are not in the 10th grade curriculum in Iran, and therefore your child must study the 10th grade in Canada again to cover the subjects required for this grade.


Canadian student visa statistics

Every year, the Canadian government issues a number of student visas, some of which include visas for Iranian students. Of course, it should be noted that this type of visa has less statistics than other study visas in university courses.

Different levels of education

Bachelor's degree in Canada
Postgraduate studies in Canada
Doctoral studies in Canada

Canadian scholarship application

Applying for admission to Canada
Canadian Scholarship
Popular fields of study in Canada
Tuition fees in Canada

Master's permit of Canada

Visa with Canada
Work visa after studying in Canada
Permanent residence in Canada after study
Financial support for a Canadian student visa

study in Canadian schools

Education of children in Canadian schools

Many families want to send their children to Canada to complete their education so that they can use the advantages and educational resources of this developed country. You must have considered how your children's education can help you immigrate to Canada and you want to know how you can do this.


Canadian school education system

section Age Foundation
Primary School 5-6 kindergarten
6-7 Grade 1
7-8 Grade 2
8-9 Grade 3
10-9 Grade 4
10-11 Grade 5
Middle School
Junior High School
11-12 Grade 6
12-13 Grade 7
13-14 Grade 8
High School 14-15 Grade 9
15-16 Grade 10
16-17 Grade 11
17-18 Grade 12


In Canada, children go to school from the age of 5 to 6 and complete high school at the age of 12. These institutions are known as K-12. From kindergarten to graduation in the province of Quebec, it takes 11 years, including two years of pre-university.

There are five school days each year, from late August to early June. This school will be accessible throughout Canada in both French and English because Canada is a multilingual country.

Studying in Canadian elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools may be beneficial for international students. A unique chance to earn a degree that is recognized worldwide and gain international experience is to study in Canada.


Degrees in Canadian schools

In general, the education system of Canadian schools is divided into two education levels:

  • primary school
  • High School

Private schools and other types of schools such as religious schools also operate in all grades.

In some schools, middle school is separated from elementary and middle school, but in most schools, elementary and middle school are integrated together.


primary school

Students attend elementary school from kindergarten or first grade (ages 6-7) to eighth grade (ages 13-14). Normally, the academic year runs from September to June of the following year. Until high school, elementary schools in Canada are often mixed (boys and girls in the same class).

The basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics are taught in primary schools along with history, geography, handicrafts, music, science, art and physical education (sports). Some areas now offer French and other foreign languages ​​in the final years of primary school, although it used to be taught only in high schools.


High School

In Canadian high schools, education begins in grade nine (ages 14-15) and continues through grade 12 (ages 17-18).

After year 12 there is one more year in Ontario. Students in Quebec usually attend high school until age 16, at which point they can enroll in CEGEP. Students who successfully complete a two-year publicly funded CEGEP program may be awarded a university preparatory diploma or a vocational diploma.

The advanced curriculum, which prepares students for college, and the general curriculum, which prepares students for community colleges or technical schools, are two types of curriculum used in Canadian high schools.


Education age in Canadian schools

Most Canadian jurisdictions set the legal starting age for children at 5. This age group first enrolls in kindergarten, then begins the first year of elementary school starting in sixth grade. Depending on the laws of each province, kindergarten may not be required. At the age of 17 or 18, when a student completes the 12th year of high school, education in Canadian schools ends.

The table below lists the province-specific conditions for students to enter compulsory school.

province name Compulsory education age
Alberta 6 to 16 years
British Columbia 6 to 16 years
Manitoba 7 to 18 years
New Brunswick 5 to 18 years
Newfoundland 6 to 16 years
Nova Scotia 5 to 16 years
Ontario 6 to 18 years
Prince Edward Island 5 to 16 years
Quebec 6 to 16 years
Saskatchewan 7 to 16 years


The difference between education in Iranian and Canadian schools

Iranian and Canadian schools differ from each other in many ways. The educational infrastructure, educational methods, educational standards and the subjects covered in the schools of these two countries are all different. Iranian and Canadian schools have completely different educational systems, which we will discuss further.


The difference in the educational system of Iranian and Canadian schools can be mentioned in several cases

  • Iran has a central and national education system that all provinces follow this education system. But in Canada, the education system is not national or federal. Each province offers its own educational system and curriculum.
  • There are many compulsory subjects and many optional subjects in the curriculum of Canadian schools. But in the curriculum of Iranian schools, all subjects are usually compulsory in every level of education.
  • In Iranian schools, at the high school level, students continue their studies based on separate fields of study, such as mathematics, experimental sciences, humanities, and art, but at the high school level in Canada, there is no separate field of study, and at each level of education, students take different subjects. they study
  • In the educational system of Iran, the curriculum is the same in every educational level, and a single book is used for each subject throughout the country. But in Canadian schools in each province, the curriculum is different and different books are used as teaching resources.


Types of schools in Canada

In general, there are two types of schools based on ownership in Canada:

  • State school
  • private school


Canadian public schools

Public or special schools (Roman Catholic public schools) are state-funded provincial schools open to all but usually divided by religious affiliation.

Activities and rules in Canadian public schools are determined by the respective province. Each province is divided into regional schools at the local level. These schools are controlled by a superintendent and a locally elected board (Board of Education) who decide the curriculum, hire teachers, purchase supplies, and generally manage the day-to-day operations of the schools.


Choosing a public school in Canada

The reputation of an area's public schools is one of the most important factors for the majority of parents in Canada when deciding on a new neighborhood. A common indicator of reputation is the proportion of graduates from a particular institution who are accepted into Canada's top universities. Statistics are available by all institutions.

You must enroll your child in a public school near where you live in most Canadian provinces. Therefore, it is very difficult to accept and enroll your child in a public school that is not in your neighborhood. For this reason, areas with high quality schools are more in demand and more expensive.

If you are planning to send your child to a public school in Canada, you should inquire about the quality of the schools before deciding where to live.


Enrollment in Canadian public schools

If your child is enrolling in Canadian schools for the first time, they will be assessed to determine what level they should start at. They may also take English or French language improvement courses.

All Canadian schools have a mix of domestic and international students, and their educational institutions are among the most rigorous and high-quality in the world.

For Canadian residents and permanent resident card holders, public schools in Canada are completely free. However, foreign students must pay tuition fees.


School hours in Canadian public schools

With an hour for lunch, Canadian elementary schools usually start around 8:30 a.m. and continue until 3:30 or 3:30 p.m. Students and teachers can relax during the two 15-minute recreational bells that are often present.

The usual start time for secondary schools in Canada is between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. Sports and extracurricular activities take place outside of school hours.

No classes are held on Saturdays or Sundays in public schools. Instead, classes are held Monday through Friday.


Exams and grades in Canadian public schools

When you enroll your child in a public school in Canada, a file is created for him and there is a continuous evaluation system for both him and other students for all grades. Throughout their 12 years of education (grades K-12), students are graded on each paper and tested on each subject.

Canadian high schools use the grading schemes shown below:

Score Classification Percent
A Excellent 90% to 100%
B Good 80% to 89%
c medium 70% to 79%
d weak 60% to 69%
F to be rejected below 60%


Canadian private schools

Although the structure of private schools in Canada is similar to public schools, their approaches and curricula are very different. These institutions include everything from kindergartens to day schools, Canadian boarding schools, as well as state-of-the-art research facilities.

Private schools usually have hard and mandatory assignments and there is fierce competition among students.


What is the educational approach of Canadian private schools?

  • Some Canadian private schools emphasize sports activities.
  • Others nurture talented students in art, drama, dance or music.
  • Some Canadian private schools emphasize activities such as outdoor life or adhere to a specific educational philosophy.
  • Most Canadian private schools prepare students to enter Canadian universities or Canadian universities.
  • Some private international schools also prepare students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) exam.
  • Some private schools are exclusively in a foreign language such as Cantonese and follow a traditional curriculum.
  • Most of the students who enroll in these schools are looking for specialization in a certain field from the beginning.


Apply to private schools in Canada

Getting your child accepted into a private school in Canada, especially in big cities, can be challenging and there is never a guarantee of acceptance.

Although many elementary schools and kindergartens in Canada admit children on a first-come, first-served basis, top-rated private schools usually have a limit on the number of students they may accept, and many have waiting lists. Therefore, it is better to weigh your options instead of insisting on enrolling your child in only one particular school.

Before enrolling your child in a private school, make sure you understand the conditions for withdrawing from the school contract. Especially if you plan to stay in Canada only for a limited time.


The difference between boarding and day school in Canada

Canadian day schools and boarding schools each have their own advantages and disadvantages, which we mention in this section:



  • 24-hour education for students
  • Excellent extracurricular activities such as specialized sports, art, science and skill classes
  • Social life experience and interaction with others
  • Improving family relationships and giving more importance to time spent together
  • Cultivating individual independence
  • Cultivating life skills and responsibility


  • Parents feel less involved in raising their children.
  • Students and parents miss each other.
  • Boarding schools in Canada cost more than day schools.


  • Parents can see their children every day.
  • Canadian day schools are cheaper than boarding schools.


  • Parents should spend more time educating and meeting the needs of their children.


How much is the tuition fee for Canadian schools?

The cost of studying in Canada for your children varies depending on the type of school and its facilities. But for each type of school and level of education, an average can be considered as the annual tuition fee.

In the table below, you can see the cost of studying in Canadian schools for international students:

Type of school Average annual tuition (Canadian dollars)
Primary schools 12 to 14 thousand dollars
Public Schools 14 to 16 thousand dollars
Private schools 10 to 80 thousand dollars
day schools 14 to 18 thousand dollars
night schools 35 to 70 thousand dollars
Iranian schools 18 to 20 thousand dollars

In some provinces, children of foreign students or people with work permits are considered foreign students and are required to pay the same tuition fees as foreign students to enroll in Canadian public schools. Children of foreign students may attend public schools for free in several other provinces.


Accommodation for students studying in Canada

International students studying in Canada can stay in designated residences or enroll in a program that allows Canadian families to host a child or two while paying a fee. Homestay is the name of this initiative.

With this strategy, your child will be placed with a Canadian family that has already approved him and will stay with them in a separate room. Also, the family provides three meals for the child every day. The foreign language is greatly strengthened as a result of this technique.

Students must pay $900 per month for housing. Parents can feel safe knowing their children are in good hands thanks to Visa Mundial.


Canadian student visa

Every year, many students from all over the world apply to study in Canadian universities. The first step in this process is admission from Canadian universities and the second step is applying for a Canadian student visa. Your child can immigrate to Canada through a Canadian study visa, which is actually a Canadian study visa for students. You can also get a Canadian study visa through your child and immigrate to this country with him.

To apply for a study permit in Canada, your minor students must be accompanied by you, their parent or legal guardian, who must submit an application for an accompanying visa. If you cannot travel with him to school, you must name someone who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as your child's legal guardian (guardian) in Canada.

Every year, the Canadian government issues several student visas, some of which are available to Iranian students. Of course, it should be noted that there are fewer statistics for this type of visa than other study visas for college courses.


Student accompanying visa in Canada

To bring their child to Canada, one or both parents must obtain an accompanying tourist visa (valid for five years). None of the accompanying parents can work or attend school in this situation. You need a proper permit to study or work.

In Canada, people under the age of 18 must travel with a parent or legal guardian. If you can't get a Canadian student visa or sometimes a Canadian guardian visa, learn about the idea of ​​a guardian.


Who is the custodian?

Children under the age of 18 who apply to study in Canada without their parents must be under the supervision and control of an adult while there in order to enroll in classes. In Canada, this person will serve as the student's guardian or guardian. The guardian must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

A special form must be filled out by the child's parents in the country of origin and the child's guardian. Normally, if a student is under 10 years of age, one of their biological parents must be present when they attend school.


Study conditions in Canadian schools

  • Having good grades in the last two academic years
  • Ability to pay tuition for one semester or one academic year (most Canadian schools receive a deposit at the time of admission and without it they will not issue the final acceptance letter for the student visa process)
  • Language and math entrance exam (does not include all schools. Some schools take an entrance exam to measure the level of English or French and math courses of students)
  • Language scores such as IELTS, TOEFL and other equivalent scores are not required


Procedures for admission to Canadian schools


  • Completing the evaluation form of schools, obtaining advice, starting the implementation process with Visa Canada
  • Translation of admission and visa documents 
  • Application for admission and student visa to Canada
  • Applying for a visa with parents


Canadian school curriculum

Course descriptions in Canadian schools usually fall into one of two categories. There are mandatory and optional categories.

Language, math, science, computer and art classes are among the courses that all students enrolled in public schools are required to take. Other subjects that are optional include other foreign languages, history and geography, chemistry, biology and physics, business, computer programming, cooking and car mechanics.

The courses that students are required to complete at each level are specified in the official curricula for each province and each region.


School registration in Canada

After receiving admission from one of the Canadian schools, depending on the conditions of the school, you usually have to pay all or part of the tuition for the first semester as a deposit. By paying this amount, you are actually enrolled in the school and after obtaining a visa and entering Canada, you can start your studies.


Online education in Canadian schools

Most Canadian schools only offer face-to-face education, however some also offer online courses. In order to obtain a Canadian student visa, admission to a full-time school is required. Online courses are not eligible for visas. Although there are few outliers.

Almost all Canadian schools held classes online during the Covid-19 pandemic. Canadian Immigration has divided the study visa application process into two stages in 2020. In this way, students who were granted first-stage visas could complete their online courses without having to face the issue of getting their last-stage visas. .

Currently, with the vaccination of a large percentage of Canadians, schools have opened and students are again attending classrooms in Canada.


Canadian schools for immigrants

In Canada, there are many schools for international students who have immigrated to this country to continue their studies.

If your child is going to study in Canadian schools, you probably want to know which Canadian schools are among the best to send your child to study safely. 


Below is a list of the best high schools and elementary schools in Canada:

  • Michael's Choir (Sr) School
  • Crofton House School
  • Little Flower High School
  • Albert College
  • Columbia International College
  • Fulford Academy
  • Lakefield College School
  • Brentwood College School
  • St George's School
  • Appleby College
  • Bronte College
  • William Lyon Mackenzie School
  • Crestwood Preparatory College
  • Rosedale Public School
  • Owen Elementary School
  • Blythwood Public School
  • Ursula Franklin Academy
  • Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts
  • Michael's Choir (Sr) School
  • Leaside High School
  • Earl Haig Secondary School
  • William Lyon Mackenzie School
  • North Toronto Collegiate Institute
  • Pape Avenue Public School Pape Avenue Public School
  • Crescent Town Public School
  • Swansea Public School
  • Crafton House School
  • Little Flower High School
  • Lord Byng Secondary School
  • Eric Hamber Secondary School
  • St. John's School
  • St. George School
  • West Point Gray instructor
  • West Bay Elementary School  
  • Westcot Elementary School
  • C Elementary School in Cedardale

Many Canadian day and night schools in elementary and high school provide specialized music education in various fields in addition to teaching academic subjects. For example, we mention some of these schools in the province of Ontario:

  • Rosseau Lake College
  • Appleby College
  • Upper Canada College
  • The York School
  • Crescent School
  • Elmwood School
  • Lakefield College School
  • Delano Academy
  • Royal St. George's College
  • Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
  • Havergal College
  • Sunnybrook School
  • Branksome Hall School
  • Prestige School

Soccer is one of the popular sports in Canadian schools. Many day and night schools in Canada teach soccer at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. There are soccer teams for both girls and boys. 

Some of the schools that have specialized soccer training in the province of Ontario in Canada include:

  • The York School
  • St. John's School - Kilmarnock School
  • Upper Canada College
  • Elmwood School
  • Bond Academy
  • Hudson College
  • Crescent School
  • Prestige School
  • Trinity College School
  • Appleby College
  • Clement's School
  • Lakefield College School
  • Royal College of St. George Royal St. George's College
  • Branksome Hall School
  • Rosseau Lake College


CWS School of Canada

Canadian World School, sometimes known as Canadian Colleges or just CWS, is an online university in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The school offers online courses for grades 9-12.

If your goal is to immigrate to Canada through education, your school's online admission will not be accepted for a Canadian student visa. Consequently, it is recommended that you apply to colleges that offer face-to-face, full-time education.


List of Iranian schools in Canada

You may be among the group of parents who are interested in enrolling their children in Iranian schools in Canada.

Some Iranian schools in Canada use the provincial curriculum exclusively, but others offer an Iranian-inspired curriculum that is also approved by the education districts of several Canadian provinces. A combination of Canadian and Iranian curriculum may be taught in other Iranian schools in Canada.

In this section, we mention a number of Iranian schools located in Canada that are active in different levels of elementary, middle and high school education:

school name City Grade
Alborz International Educational Center Toronto High school (grades 8 to 12)
Toronto Farsi School Toronto Persian language and literature cultural and educational center (different ages)
Ferdows Kids Educational Institute Toronto Persian cultural educational center (from a few months to 12 years old)
Ecole Iranienne Dehkhoda Iranian school Montreal Persian cultural educational institute (children and teenagers)
Noor Danish School of Vancouver (Vanda) Vanda Canadian School Vancouver High school (grades 8 to 12)
Ferdowsi Persian School Montreal Preschool to high school
MTO Shahmaghsoudi Farsi School Vancouver Elementary school (first to fifth grade)


Canadian school textbooks

Each province in Canada has a different curriculum for students at each educational level. Of course, they may have something in common. However, the books and textbooks used for each subject, including science, math, arts, Canadian studies, and other disciplines, are different, and revisions may be made to these textbooks each year.

For example, we mention a few subjects that are in the curriculum of the province of Ontario for the 11th grade . The Ministry of Education of the province of Ontario has prepared books for each subject, which have the name of the province of Ontario on the first page. Most of the books are in electronic form.


Textbook : by the same name. 2010 edition. This book has 245 pages and 10 chapters and it explains about different arts such as music, theater, visual arts, etc.


Textbook : by the same name. 2007 edition. This book has 160 pages and 7 chapters, and it explains the importance of mathematics in the curriculum, health and safety in mathematics, mathematics for work and daily life, and other related topics.


Name of the book:  By the same name. 2008 edition. This book has 72 pages and 5 chapters. In this book, an introduction to computer studies, an introduction to computer science, an introduction to computer programming, computer educational approaches and other related materials are explained in an introductory manner.


Name of the book : by the same name. 2008 edition. This book has 264 pages and 5 chapters and explains about biological sciences, chemistry, earth and space sciences, environmental sciences and physics.


Canadian school rules

Schools in Canada, like Iranian schools, have rules that failure to comply with will lead to a warning to students or even their expulsion:

  • Students should not speak insultingly to their classmates and teachers.
  • It is strictly forbidden to use tobacco and drugs or to commit violence in the school.
  • It is forbidden to bring weapons and illegal materials to school.
  • Theft or destruction of school property is prohibited.
  • Students must follow the school dress code. In some schools, students are required to wear uniforms
  • Students have to go to school every day. If they are absent due to illness or any personal reason, they must inform the school.
Student life in Canada

Student insurance in Canada
Student work in Canada

Removal of student visa rejection

What does rejection mean? A Canadian visa can be refused or refused for reasons that some people refer to as visa refusal.

In this article, the Canadian immigration legal expert has reviewed the steps and actions after rejection, focusing on the rejection of Canadian study visas and tourist visas.

(Generally, the officer is not convinced that your program of stay in Canada is temporary and believes that you will not leave Canada at the end of your temporary stay, which is the basis for the rejection of the Canadian visa.)


Negative feeling after visa rejection and investigation started

Your visa was rejected, you must be very upset and have many questions. Normally, your request starts when you suspect a case that has been sent to the immigration office. You can find everything you need in this article. Yes, you are doing your research in the right place.

Avoid shackles too soon! The officer you're dealing with is human, so there's a lot of room for error. For this reason, a visa rejection and receiving a denial letter does not necessarily mean that the officer's marking is accurate. So before you handcuff yourself and press charges, educate yourself on case investigation.


In general, why should the officers reject some?


High demand, low capacity

The obvious fact is that people from all over the world come to Canada because it is a desirable place. However, can this country of 35 million people accommodate this number of immigrants? Definitely not. More than one million applicants applied for master's degrees in 2019 from India alone. A million people, all from one nation. Due to the large number of requests and limited capacity, we have to reject some cases. No one enjoys being one of the outcasts.


Limited time to review each case leads to errors

Very Fast. When handling situations, officers must move quickly. See the number of Canadian teaching permit applications from six different countries in the chart below. Yes, the number is really high and there are not enough people to handle the situation. Therefore, the authorities must react quickly in this situation. Sources in the know say that each officer may spend less than six minutes investigating a case. In just six minutes, how are the necessary documents for a visa checked?


With this little time, do the officers make mistakes?

to your heart's content But saying this sentence should not make you happy or sad. Your task is to act well and arrange the circuit accurately and regularly.


File defect

The most common reasons why Canadian visa applications are rejected are problems with the file and lack of supporting documents. Your condition and preparation should be such that you can convince the officer in this regard. Otherwise, he will deny you a Canadian visa. The officer's choice to grant or deny a visa is based on several different considerations. Take your time and stay with us while we continue.

Example:  an applicant is 40 years old and does not have a diploma or a language certificate. He is married and has applied for a student visa for himself and accompanying visa for his wife and child at the same time. His case was declared rejected by the officer because the officer doubts that the applicant's intention to immigrate to Canada is temporary. For this reason, the applicant was rejected due to not providing a suitable study program and not being convinced about his return at the end of his studies.


Before committing a crime, you are guilty!

Remember that you have to prove your innocence from the start because under the Canadian immigration system you are immediately presumed guilty. This means that unless you can prove otherwise, it is assumed that you want to stay in Canada. Therefore, it is your responsibility to defend yourself at the beginning of the lawsuit without any request. Yes, you did nothing wrong, but you still have to prove that you are innocent.


We review the paragraph 216 of the Immigration Law

It is always the responsibility of the applicant to show that they intend to stay in Canada temporarily and will leave Canada at the end of their studies.


A rejection letter was issued - what is the content of the letter?

Any denial requires the officer to issue a written statement outlining the primary reasons for denying the applicant's visa. The officer highlights the option or options in this letter that the applicant failed to convince, and the letter is then uploaded to the applicant's online visa account.

Usually, a week after fingerprinting, the Canadian embassy sends a refusal letter. However, in certain cases, a longer period of time is specified before the rejection letter is sent. See sample denial letter for student visa.

As you can see, the rejection letter is dumb and unclear. Your mastery of the plan is apparently good, but the officer believes that it was dumb. Your financial letters seem to be good and without problems, but the officer has a different opinion. But there is no explanation in this letter and this is what confuses you.


How can I know more precisely the reasons for visa rejection?

In Canada, all information must be freely available. This means you should be able to look into the back rooms of the offices. Well, this is one of the attractions of Canada. The Access to Information and Privacy Act (ATIPA) allows you to access records held by approximately 270 Canadian businesses. Canadian Immigration is one of these groups.

So, at this stage, you request one of the CAIPS/FOSS/GCMS scores. 

What information is there in the casenet letter?
The registration letter and the officer's explanation are called case notes. In this letter, you will find more information than the rejection letter. But this information is not necessarily written accurately and specifically for your case.


Reasons for Canadian visa rejection


Reasons for Canada tourist visa rejection

If you apply for  a Canadian tourist visa  and the officer is not convinced that your main intention is to visit Canada, he will reject your Canadian visa. The main reason for the rejection of the Canadian tourist visa is one of the following factors:

  • Not having enough funds to pay for travel expenses
  • Poor financial conditions of your inviter
  • The purpose of the trip is not convincing to the officer and he is of the opinion that you intend to stay in Canada for a long time
  • Your previous travel history
  • Not having a clear plan for the trip
  • Failure to send correct and complete documents and forms
  • Your links to the country of origin


Reasons for rejection of Canadian student visa

Usually, when  the Canadian student visa is rejected , the applicant receives a text like this:

The applicant must show that, according to Canadian immigration conditions, he intends to return to his country after completing his studies in Canada. You must prove to the immigration officer that you qualify for a visa under section 12 of the Act and that you have enough money to cover your living expenses and tuition fees in Canada. I have carefully checked all the documents you provided us, but I am still not sure if you qualify for a Canadian study visa. Therefore, I reject your request for a study permit. This choice was made for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The purpose of education is not logical and convincing  (the reason for rejection of 77% of cases between 2019 and 2021).
    • Your curriculum is dumb.
  • You have not convinced me that you will leave Canada after completing the course  (reason for rejection of 26% of cases between 2019 and 2021).
    • Your ties to the country of origin are weaker than the country of destination.
    • You did not prove that you have enough funds to study and live and return to your country.
  • You have not submitted all the documents.
  • Based on the submitted documents and forms, I was not convinced that you have completed all the items correctly.


The most common reasons for Iranian visa rejection

Based on our experience in Visa Mondial, most Iranian applicants are rejected based on one of the following reasons:

  • Weak family attachment to the country of residence

The lack of attachment and emotional ties with the main country has a negative effect on the successful process of the visa process because it may cause doubts in the officer. For example, you have a brother and sister in Montreal, and you are planning to study at Concordia University.

  • Not having job prospects in your country

What is your career plan after completing your studies? What career motivation makes you return to your country? 



  • For people who are working, providing a letter from the applicant's current employer that shows that there is still a job guarantee for him after finishing his studies in Canada and returning home can be a strong document to guarantee the job prospects of the applicant.
  • Also, applicants who are not employed can provide reasons that studying a specific field in one of the Canadian universities will help them to get a suitable job position in their country in the future. But in any case, the immigration officer may conclude that the purpose of applying for a study visa by the applicant is to reside permanently in Canada and has no intention of returning to his homeland.
  • Lack of proper travel history

Even though it is not specifically listed as a factor and officers must take other relevant considerations into account, lack of prior international travel, prior travel or lack of air travel may result in a student visa being denied.

According to numerous courts in which we have been successful, a poor travel record should not be considered a detriment to an educational record. Officers' attention to travel history should be neutral, so if we are rejected based on travel history, we will have a strong negotiating position to file a lawsuit.



If possible, take one or more foreign trips.


  • Inadequate financial conditions

Applicants for a Canadian study visa must provide appropriate financial documents for the first year of study. Despite providing financial documents, the officers may still reject your visa because they are not sure what your source of funding was.



Only focusing on financing for the first year of study may not be enough and it is better that the financial documents provided can support the student for a longer period of time.


  • Having dual goals

It's so confusing, after you graduate, Canada wants you to leave. On the other hand, after graduation, there are several immigration schemes to obtain study residency in Canada.

So how can this be? Yeah. Although you should not want to stay in Canada, if you do so after obtaining a visa, Canada will not mind and it also offers you several solutions.



Give a good and sufficient explanation that you do not intend to stay in Canada long-term when applying for a student visa. If for any reason you have to show both applications, for example, you have an Express Entry account and you are also applying for education, we recommend that you seek the help of a lawyer. Because the topic of Dual intent is a bit complicated.


Fixing Canadian rejection and actions after visa rejection

However, many applicants ask what to do after being rejected. If your application for a Canadian visa is rejected, can you reapply?

It has been noted many times that Canadian visa applicants who were initially rejected have since succeeded in obtaining their visas. It is very important to understand the main reason for the rejection of the Canadian visa application by the officer and the exact reasons for this rejection.


The first way: re-applying for a visa - an easier decision

You strengthen the documents and apply again by paying the processing fee. The advantage of this method is that you will be able to add documents.


The second way: apply for visa reconsideration - solve the problem inside the immigration office

Without changing the documents, you apply for re-examination to the immigration office. The manager of the officers will review this request.
This method is currently closed by the Immigration Department.


The third way: protest in the court - the last refuge

You file a complaint in the Supreme Court of Canada. This complaint is not about the negative result of your visa, but because the way of processing your submitted documents was not fair and reasonable. 


Which way do we suggest?

It depends on your rejection type. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Each case must be examined individually and carefully in order to make the right decision about it.


Rejecti, good, bad, ugly,
you must have remembered the famous movie! Yes, we were also inspired by this movie. A good rejection will not affect subsequent requests. As long as you do the right thing and provide the right documents, don't worry about rejection or its frequency. If you act badly, rejection will definitely have a very negative effect on your requests.


Time to re-apply after Canadian visa rejection

There is no set rule for when to reapply if a Canadian visa is rejected, but from an empirical point of view, it is preferable to do so after identifying the root cause of the rejection and taking action to fix it.

Once the case is resolved, you can immediately reapply for a Canadian visa. Fingerprinting is required if the visa was refused after the expiration of 10 years ago. In addition, you will be asked to pay all the costs associated with immigrating to Canada once again.


What is court? Now it's the turn of the Canadian justice system!

The last resort to pursue the Canadian visa rejection story is taking place in the Canadian Supreme Courts. Now you are disappointed with the Canadian immigration system and have resorted to the Canadian courts. The Canadian judicial system does not have the possibility to accept or reject you and only comment on how to handle your case.


Canadian court process steps

 The court or court visa process has three stages:

First stage ( Leave)

At this point, a quick and helpful assessment is done and if the court system believes there is a question that needs to be addressed, it will ask you for additional documents. The issue comes to a conclusion and if they think that the justification is not sufficient and the officer did not do anything wrong, there is no room for protest.
Result of Step 1: Let's assume there are concerns that need to be addressed and you are given the opportunity to write letters of defense through your attorney. Now that "leave" has been granted, you will have the chance to make your case.
Second stage ( Settle)

You can now file an objection. Your lawyer is now required to provide evidence and legal reasons to the Canadian justice system.
Please note that no documents are added to the file at this time. Only previously provided documents and information can be used as a basis for defense.
Your lawyer must prove that there was either a mistake or that the sentence was not fair and reasonable. Proving these three cases requires a lot of defense.

The result of the second stage:  If you are lucky, the Canadian judicial system will offer you to settle the case. Now you have two options:
1- accept the settlement, which will lead to your rejection being resolved and the case being opened. You do not have a Canadian visa yet. Your case is now submitted, just like when you submitted it on the first day. The immigration office will start re-examining the case, which will definitely be done by another officer. It will ask you to update the documents and a new decision will be issued. When updating the documents, a 6-month account printout and some other documents are usually requested. 
2- Do not accept the settlement and take the case to the next stage (Hearing).


The third stage ( Hearing)

At this stage, the dispute escalates and you must participate in the hearing. In this open meeting, you will prove with documents why the officer made a mistake in issuing the decision, it was not logical and fair. 

The result of the third stage:

If the result is positive, then the Canadian judicial system rejects the officer's decision and submits the decision to the Immigration Department for reconsideration, and if the result is negative, the case is closed. 

The cases that get a positive vote from the court at this stage usually get a positive result in the next review by the Immigration Department, and it is rare that the opposite happens. After that, you can finally apply for Canadian visa pickup.


What is the deadline for taking the case to the Canadian court?

If you are outside of Canada, you have 60 days and if you apply inside Canada, you have 15 days. So hurry up. 


How much is the Canadian court fee for visa rejection?

In general, the salary of lawyers in Canada is high. By creating special conditions for Iranians, we have helped hundreds of applicants to pass this stage of their lives.


What does the Mondial Visa help to do?

In recent years, we have been trying to reduce these costs for Iranians. At present, it is possible to provide these services from Visa Mondial associate lawyers at affordable costs. Apply today for expert advice.

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