Refusal of Canadian visas for students; Pakistani HC takes notice

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Ottawa; The High Commission for Pakistan (HC) has took notice of some media reports about purported high rate of refusal of visas to Pakistani students desirous of studying in Canada.

According to press statement, the High Commission for Pakistan has been raising the matter with the Canadian government. Meanwhile, the data shared by Canadian authorities with officials of High Commission has been reveal that study permits to Pakistani students have been increased with the help of Student Direct Stream (SDS) program by Canada.

According to the data,Pakistan is the third highest recipient of study permit approval among South Asian countries after Pakistan’s inclusion in the Student Direct Stream (SDS). As per the data, the rate of study permit grant and extension in respect of students from Pakistan has also increased from 33% to 46% in 2019.

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has expressed the hope that more and more students from Pakistan would benefit from opportunities in Canada. Raza Bashir Tarar also advised to Pakistani students that if they would like to obviate the possibility of visa refusal, they would fulfill all requirements accordingly and correctly.

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