Canada offers many pathways to immigration including study permits with a view to eventually immigrating, business immigration programs, skilled workers through Express Entry, Family Class Sponsorships, among others.
A common thread that runs through all these programs is the potential for mistakes that lead to refusal.
The most common mistakes include:
1. Misrepresentation – Sometimes the desire to succeed pushes an applicant to overstate or outright misrepresent certain aspects of the application such as employment history, travel history, or relatives in Canada. It is never a good idea to overstate or misrepresent the facts. Not only will your application be refused, but you could be barred from re-applying for up to five years.
2. Settlement funds – All applicants must show that they are financially able to support themselves and their dependents (if applicable) for their first six months in Canada. Failure to properly documents transferrable funds that satisfy the minimum requirement will lead to refusal of the application.
3. Non-correlated information – Applicants are required to clearly document their employment history, residential history, and international travels. If there is misalignment between any of these categories, it can lead to refusal of the application.
3. Security and Medical Checks – Applications are sometimes refused on a security or medical basis.