Canadian Student Visa 2022: Exciting IELTS, SDS, Non-SDS Updates

Hello friends,

Today, we will talk about Canada VISAs. This information will hopefully help those students who are in trouble regarding VISA refusals in Canada. So, stay tuned to know more.

VISA category:

If you are applying for a student VISA in Canada, you need to lodge your file in the SDS category. The reason being there is a very slim chance for you to get a VISA in the non-SDS category. Even if you have provided all the documents correctly, your VISA can still be denied with a reason that you are not a “genuine student.”

Key points:

While applying for a SDS category, you’d need to keep a few important things in mind, which a few students know and others not.

  • The first thing you’d need to remember that you must clear your full tuition fees after you’ve received your offer letter.
  • Secondly, your IELTS score must not be less than 6. In accordance to the latest tweet from the Canadian Government, they will accept both general and academic IELTS.

So, even of your score is not up to the make in academic, you can try for the general IELTS. This is because the marking in general is lenient as compared to the academic marking.  In academic IELTS, the skills of both your reading and writing English are checked.

Reasons to Reject Canadian Student Visas:

Non inclusion of Acceptance Letter:

Obtaining a LOA from a Canadian host school on the designated learning institutions list is required before applying for a visa. If the visa officer doubts the validity/authenticity of your LOA, or if they identify your failure to complete the program conditions, they may deny your application.

Insufficient finance:

Canadian visa applicants are required to produce a bank certificate or bank statement as part of the application procedure. These documents serve as proof of your financial independence while studying abroad. A visa officer may reject your application if they have any doubts about your ability to pay for your trip, school fees, or daily costs while in Canada.

Refusal to depart the country after completing your education:

Keep in mind that a student visa is only valid for a limited time and must be renewed every six months or one year. As a result, a visa officer must have confidence in your ability to return to your home country when your approved stay expires. Previous travels, family connections in Canada and the nation of residency, and what the aim of this visit is could all lead a visa officer to deny your application. In addition, your immigration status, financial situation, or previous history in Canada may be cited as reasons for denial.

Travel issues or Identity Document Problems:

Make sure you have all of the necessary paperwork, such as a current passport, recent photographs, and correctly filled out applications. These documents will be used by the visa officer to assess whether or not you are eligible to enter the country of Canada. Make sure you fill out all the required areas and that they are clear.


Consistency in past academic performance is what visa authorities are looking for. However, despite the importance of strong grades in obtaining a visa, the process doesn't end there. Your IELTS or TOEFL score will also play a role in determining whether or not you are granted a visa. Having a poor SAT/ACT score can raise red flags with a visa officer about your ability to succeed in an English-taught course abroad.

However, even if applying for a Canadian visa isn't exactly uncomplicated, these suggestions will assist assure a smooth process.

Thank you!

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