hi thank you for your post. i am in the EE pool and i applied for study permit and was refused based on purpose of visit. now i dont really know if the reason was because i am already in the EE Pool and i did not state it in my SOP. My kids and spouse already have 5 yrs TRV and we have also been to Canada for a visit.Just to add to this thread, fkl's advice was spot on. I applied for a student visa, whilst in the EE pool. I was honest and upfront about being in the EE pool. My student visa was approved in 1 week with no need for further information. Anyone using a lawyer that has advised withdrawing an EE profile on the basis that it reduces the chances of getting a student visa should probably look for a new lawyer.
Please Do i have to mention my EE profile in the SOP? Does having a relative who is a citizen in Canada affect the study permit application?