5 Little-Known Reasons Why Your Canadian Visa Application Could Be Denied (And How to Avoid It)
February 19, 2021
Thousands of people. Thousands of applications. And thousands of ways to get it wrong. Every year, Canada sets an immigration target for the number of foreign nationals they want to welcome into the country. This year, the target is set at a whopping 341,000 people who will be given the opportunity to call Canada their permanent home. That is of course, only if they pass the application process... There are many known reasons why a Canadian visa application could be denied like the applicant is not in optimal health, they don’t have enough funds to immigrate, they have a criminal record, or they’ve overstayed their welcome in Canada (or another country). In this article, we discuss 5 of the lesser-known reasons why your Canadian visa application could get denied in 2020.
5 Reasons Why Your Canadian Visa Application Could Be Denied
1. Your CRS points are too lowThe reason many applicants are denied permanent residency in Canada or never receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) has got a lot to do with their overall eligibility score. The Canadian government uses a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to assess and score applicant profiles and rank them in the Express Entry pool - an online application management system for skilled workers. A CRS score is calculated out of 1200 points and the system awards points for criteria such as level of education, job offer, age, language ability, and a provincial nomination. Applicants who score high are issued ITAs in routine Express Entry draws. Learn how to score the maximum amount of points in the CRS
Quick FactThe lowest CRS points to ever be issued ITAs are 438 points in a draw that took place on 30th January in 2019! What’s your score? Find out. Start your Canadian evaluation today.
2. You Haven’t Provided Enough Supporting DocumentsBe sure that you can back-up everything you claim on your visa application with supporting documents or else it will simply be rejected. Applicants with secondary or post-secondary education qualifications such as high school diplomas, degrees and trade certificates who don't include copies of their qualifications or transcripts and furthermore, an Education Credential Assessment (ECA), won't receive any points for their education, as mentioned above. The same rules apply for work experience. Applicants must include a reference letter stating hours worked, duties and responsibilities.
3. You Used the Services of Unregulated Immigration ConsultantsBeware of fraudulent immigration consultants and copycat websites that claim to offer legitimate immigration services. This is, unfortunately, the number one reason why thousands of applicants are rejected every year (or don’t even make it to the application stage). There are people who claim to be Canadian immigration lawyers and consultants, but in reality, they are con artists who scam thousands of hopefuls out of their money and dreams, every year. The scams take place telephonically, via email, and/or the internet (fake websites).
Be Sure To Use Authorized ConsultantsThere are a select few Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants who are authorized and trusted by the Canadian Government to advise foreign applicants, handle their paperwork and apply on their behalf. To ensure that you work with these authorized members, you can check the ICCRC website yourself in just three simple steps as explained below.
Visit the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council’s registry, website.
- Fill in the RCICs details, like their Identification Code, in the form and click search.
- Confirm heshe is indeed an RCIC working with that company by clicking the contact button.