Many Nigerian students have fallen into the wrong hands because they wanted to travel to Canada to further their studies. In this article, we have made a list of the things you will need before applying for your Visa.
Do you dream about studying in Canada but cannot seem to find enough information online to help you get through the process? Then, this article is for you.
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1. Educational documents:
2. Identification documents/others:
3. All four (4) required Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Forms:
Financial documents are necessary, and this shows if you will be able to sustain your studies in Canada over the period of your stay.
a. If your sponsor is an entrepreneur, then he/she must provide the following:
– 6 months bank statement of with adequate funds and a reference letter attached to it by the bank (on bank letter head, signed and stamped).
– CAC documents/certificate of registration, tax clearance certificate(s), if the already mentioned is not available, invoices, transaction receipts and rent receipts can play here to prove sources of income.
– Land documents if available.
b. If your sponsor is a staff of any organization i.e. an employee, he/she must provide the following:
Employment letter of sponsor, 6 months’ Pay-slip, work Id and Introductory letter if possible.
ii. 6 months bank statement of with adequate funds and a reference letter attached to it by the bank (bank letter head, signed and stamped).
iii. Any asset of the sponsor e.g Land documents (optional in some cases).
5. Proof of relationship:
You must go with what works for you. What is your relationship with the supposed sponsor.
Also, do not forget to include a detailed sponsorship letter written and signed by the sponsor and an affidavit of sponsorship which would be taken to and signed in a High court.
6. The Applicant:
The Applicant refers to you. Things to note:
a. For those employed, List of requirements are:
b. For serving Corp Members (NYSC):
Finally, you need to pay attention to your Statement of Purpose (SOP).
What is a Statement of Purpose?
A statement of purpose (SOP), in the context of applying for graduate school, is an essay that’s one of the most important aspects of your application because it tells the admission committee who you are, why you’re applying, why you’re a good candidate, and what you want to do in the future.
Many people do not put in effort in crafting their SOPs. You can easily be rejected for simple mistakes as plagiarism, grammatical errors etc.
It is important to note however that overall success of your application completely depends on the embassy and that is why it is unwise to PAY agents to help you in securing a Visa.
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