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  1. echelon99

    [Applying PR thought OPNP) - Importance of police certificates?

    I applied for, received and submitted police certificates when I applied for study permit 3 years ago and came to Canada. Since then, I have not left Canada. If I just submit the PR application with the outdated (3 year) police certificates, a letter of intent explaining I have not left Canada...
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    PGWP question

    Hi all, I finished my classes on Dec 2015 (it was a 28 month masters program). My current study and work (co-op) permit allows me to stay in Canada until March 31st. I applied for PGWP today from within Ontario, Canada. I applied online. Seeing as it probably won't make the 6 week deadline...
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    Any successful CO-OP student visa applicants here? Please help

    So I applied for a study permit and mentioned the work requirement of my course. I also uploaded documents to support this in the 'Evidence of work requirement' section of the online application. Today I picked up my passport from CHC and only study permit is stamped inside. Also received...
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    So apparently my application is in the 'screening' stage? (2 cents, anyone?)

    So I emailed CHC last friday regarding my application. I asked them what stage it was in, and that I only had 5 weeks to program start yet no news had been recieved. They send me back a medical request immediately. I happily finished up with my medicals, but got an email from them telling me...
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    Scotiabank START RIGHT for int. student

    Recent landed international students in Canada, do you guys have any experience with Start Right @ Scoatiabank? Or any other banking service? Share you stories here.
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    Do we get same VO when re-applying?

    Or do we get a different VO?
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    Shocking visa REJECTION

    I applied online on 30th april, got my rejection letter today. My profile IELTS 8.0 Admitted to MBA @ Degroote, McMaster Working in Sri Lanka, Citizen of Pakistan The following reasons were ticked off in the checklist I am not satisfied you have sufficient and available financial resource I...
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    Employment letter necessary?

    If my parents are supporting me (and their employment letters have been obtained), DO I HAVE to submit mine as well? (admitted into MBA program, so my SOP + study permit application will state I'm working, but do I have prove this with a letter?)
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    Employment Certificate PLEASE HELP!

    Dear all, as many of your know submitting an employment certificate/letter is more or less required by CHC for most applications. While my parents will be sponsoring me, I will be heading out to do an MBA and I'm a Pakistani (although not applying from Pakistan). I already have an employment...
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    SOP/Interview Question: Mention the PGWP?

    I've been told NOT to mention any plan whatsoever of working after graduating is not a good idea. HOWEVER, the VO is not stupid. They know the PGWP exists, I know it exists and they must be 80% positive every student will apply for it. So do you think ignoring it completely (saying I plan to...
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    Travel History problem?

    Hi guys, got a question regarding possible travel history issue that MIGHT become problematic. I was on a work visa/resident visa for Sri Lanka (even though I'm a citizen of Pakistan) My visa for to expire Mar 10th. To get the extension of the resident visa, per company deadlines they did not...
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    The future of Pakistani immigration to Canada [A serious discussion]

    Yesterday, I was discussing my upcoming course in Canada with a non-Pakistani friend of mine. The friend in question's father is non-Pakistani, like my friend, but his mother is from Pakistan and holds a Paki passport. He got very worried when I told him that Canada was my choice for where I'd...
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    Police clearance certificates, how many times?

    I am currently applying for a study permit and finding the process of getting 3 police clearance certificates from 3 different countries a huge pain in the ass. Malaysian can take up to 6 months! Anyway, I'm wondering that provided I get my study permit, go and finish my degree, and then I will...
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    Question: Police clearance - how many times? [Seniors!]

    I am currently applying for a study permit and finding the process of getting 3 police clearance certificates from 3 different countries a huge pain in the ass. Malaysian can take up to 6 months! Anyway, I'm wondering that provided I get my study permit, go and finish my degree, and then I...
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    Expert opinions plz> What happens if I submit a passport expiring 2015?

    If the program ends 2016? Will I be given the study permit? What will be the procedure to renew study permit since passport is expiring Apr 2015 and program ends Jan 2016. Will I have to go through the whole study permit process again? Any other complications that might arise?
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    Educational documents to show for visa

    So CHC wants all original education documents. I lost my A LEVEL certificate (still have O LEVEL). I was admitted into MBA, does that mean I only show relevant documents (college transcripts, bachelor degrees, gmat, ielts) or do they REALLY wants the A LEVEL certs as well?
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    Applying with a non-machine-readable passport? [PK]

    Well obviously PK with all the problems these days about getting passport renewed. So how guys? Can I apply with my manual non-machine-readable passport?
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    Land Valuations - Where? How? Who? PLZ PLZ HELP

    Hi guys, have some property in Lahore. Who do I contact to get Land valuation done? Where do they sit/where are the offices? How long will it take and what is the process? If I could get some numbers would be great!
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    Offer letter sent by email

    My offer letter was sent to me through email, apparently the university does not issue paper-based offer letters anymore. How do I submit it with the application (asking for original + copy)? Print out a color copy or 2 copies? And if I need to get copy notarized, what will the person...
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    Submitting SOP in addition to study plan?

    I've been told to fill out a study-permit application questionnaire. it addresses topics such as course duration, how did I learn of the course and why Canada. My Q is, is it wise to submit a SOP in addition to the study plan? [Applying for CHC Colombo]