First, the difference between a return and a refusal is that a return is a result of a missing document while a refusal is when an immigration officer finds that you did not meet the requirements of urpa as a temporary resident. You must prove that you are coming into Canada only temporarily.
1. Financial resources are not enough
To them, basically the money formula is you need to have enough money to cover the entire program duration plus $10,000 a year for whatever the duration is per person and then on top of it you need to have at least $5,000 to cover the travel expenses plus insurance and visa costs. That’s the bare minimum, if you apply without all that, your visa might be rejected unfortunately .That’s the kind of unspoken rule where the requirement is you only need to have money for the one year but if you’re going to school in Canada for two or three years.
They want to know that you won’t have to work to pay for the second and third year. It’s recommended that you have enough funds for the full period of your studies in Canada. Also, it’s very important to show the source of the finances where you got the money from. Basically, they will look at your four months bank statement and if they see a big chunk of money that was recently deposited, they will look at that and wonder where that money came from.
In a situation where a person has a family member or a sibling who just wants to help out, they send them like $40,000 or there are situations where family members do help out with the funds for studying, it is important to always write a letter saying that this family member is willing to gift this amount of money for your studies. It’s important that this amount is a gift.
2. Not enough family ties
Not enough family ties or simply the visa officer is not satisfied that you will return home after studies in Canada so there are many ways that you can prove that you will leave Canada. One of those is proving that you have ties to your home country. Proving this, you can look at things such as work obligations as you cannot leave your work for long periods of time, you can have reasons such as family obligations if you are taking care of an elderly family member as well as proving you have property to maintain and that you’re an active member of society and you’re providing support for your family. These are all good evidence that you can show that you have ties to your home country.
3. Travel history
Immigration officers look at your travel history that will prove to the immigration officer that you are willing to follow a different country’s immigration laws. If you follow another country’s immigration laws, then you’re more likely to follow Canada’s immigration laws. If you do not have any travel history, there are ways to overcome this problem.
You always have to explain that you don’t have a travel history and then you have to list the reasons why maybe you’re young and you’ve never had the chance to travel outside your country, but now that you have an opportunity to do so, you want to take that step and travel to Canada. But you have to prove why you are choosing Canada.
4. Purpose of study
It’s very important that you have job prospects in your country of residence. You would want to explain to the immigration officer that you have plans afterwards when you’re finished your program of studies. You should have reasons for studying outlined in your study plan as well as your education. You should have an intent to attract jobs in your home country.
For people who are established professionals, people who are in their 30s or even 40s. If you have a job prospect set up already in your home country and you are going to Canada just to upgrade your education, you come back to your home country and then you are promoted as a manager because you have an education from abroad that will really help your chances in your future to excel in the area of your work.
5. Your intent
The immigration officer can refuse you because they’re not satisfied regarding your intent of the visit so you have to prove to the immigration officer that you are a bona fide temporary resident which means that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay.
There is something called dual intent, you can always talk about this in your submission letter. This is your intent to travel to study in Canada to study but it’s dual because you also have an intent to stay after your studies to work and gain Canadian work experience and perhaps maybe going on to get your PR.