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Akarsh G

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May 3, 2016
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Hi All

I had applied in November 2016 under SPP category and my visa got rejected. I applied for CAIPS notes and got rejection reason as one of the band has 5 score and I had not shown proper carrier progression in my SOP.

College had provided me offer letter and in their college website mentioned overall score is 5.5 and my overall score was 6 out of that in one band it was 5 score . My consultant told me to apply visa under SPP nothing to worry about your IELTS score.

My question - I am applying under general category would like to know is there any minimum requirements in each band and what should be the overall score?

Appreciate your help !!
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
63,496
8,545
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Assuming you are applying for a college program (not university), you should retake IELTS and make sure all of your score in the four categories are at least 5.5. The 5.0 may be a problem for CIC and result in a refused application.
 

Akarsh G

Full Member
May 3, 2016
44
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scylla said:
Assuming you are applying for a college program (not university), you should retake IELTS and make sure all of your score in the four categories are at least 5.5. The 5.0 may be a problem for CIC and result in a refused application.
Thanks scylla for quick reply.

Yes , I have applied in Lambton college and have a offer letter from college ( Financial Planning & Wealth Management)

Can I retake IELTS in general Module and apply for study visa ? As I will be applying under General category there is no specific bandwidth for each module. I have read in forums even student visa can be applied under General module IELTS score. Tried to looking at CIC website could not find anywhere that IELTS should academic or General.
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
63,496
8,545
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
IELTS must be academic.
 
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