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SOP/Interview Question: Mention the PGWP?

echelon99

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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 come back as soon as I've graduated) will raise a red flag in the VO's eyes?

Do you think its better to say you will eventually return or after 1 year of WE, will return?

Seniors, potential visa applicants and successful visa applicants, please discuss.
 

echelon99

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waiting for you expert, expert opinions guys
 

aman singh

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All time common answer.

I'm coming to study to gain some international experience . So that i can join my business in home country after graduation.
 

echelon99

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what if I (or family) don't have a business?

And if I mention current company, should a letter be presented that says application (me) has job waiting once he has graduated?
 

aman singh

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Yes, they believe more in documents.
 

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echelon99 said:
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 come back as soon as I've graduated) will raise a red flag in the VO's eyes?

Do you think its better to say you will eventually return or after 1 year of WE, will return?

Seniors, potential visa applicants and successful visa applicants, please discuss.
Canadian High Commission gives u right of Post Study Work Permit then why you getting confused, write clearly that you will get one year work permit and then will return back to ur home land..............
 

shebaby

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echelon99 said:
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 come back as soon as I've graduated) will raise a red flag in the VO's eyes?

Do you think its better to say you will eventually return or after 1 year of WE, will return?

Seniors, potential visa applicants and successful visa applicants, please discuss.
you dont even need to mention the one year PGWP, they know you will not abandon that and come home, just state that after your Education you intend to come back home and to own a consulting firm in your field of study, or work with a reputable company in your country. Even if you have a letter from an employer that they will take you when you get back, it doesnt guarantee your student visa it only helps and if you do not have it doesnt guarantee you will not be given the visa, i have friends that have written that they are coming back to start a small firm of their own and they granted them study visas , so it all depends on the Vo in charge of your file and luck. All the best in your application.