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Hello – My name is ***** ***** I’m happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who is able to answer immigration law questions.
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Prior to Covid 19, you did not need a study permit if your course of study was less than 6 months. However, currently, you do need a study permit even if the course is less than 6 months and the school you will be attending has to be a Designated Learning Institution approved by Canada which has a Covid 19 Readiness Plan.
The proof of funds you used for your visitor visa application (TRV) can also be used for your study permit application.
Hope this answers your question.
I see - Currently, applications for Canadian visitor visas are done centrally online through Canada Immigration's website so that you can also be screened to see if meet the Covid 19 travel restrictions. Your lawyer should be able to show you confirmation online that she applied for it.
With respect to the proof of funds, most people apply for the TRV and the study permit at the same time so that proof of funds that is used can be duplicated because your goal is to show you have the stipulated funds to support yourself while you are in school in Canada which makes showing you have the funds to visit redundant because you are applying for the TRV to come to Canada to study.
However, since you have applied separately for the TRV and the study permit, the proof of funds that you need to show may be trickier.
Do you have enough proof of funds for both applications ?
Thank you for this additional information.
So do you need an additional $833 x 4 for the four months for the program on top of the $7000 ?
Do you have the proof of funds for the rest of your tuition or are you using the $7000 for this ?
Okay - in that case, since you are not able to get updated bank statements and it appears you have enough money to pay for your tuition and living expenses in Canada based on the amount stipulated by Canada Immigration for study permit, I would submit the same proof of funds since the purpose of this documentation is to show you can support yourself during your stay in Canada.
Normally you do need up to date financial statements as Canada Immigration needs to know that you do have the money in your account when you submit the application.
Given the lockdown situation and the closure of the banks, are you able to get a receipt from an ATM with your account balance at least or online banking statement you can use because your bank statement was generated almost 4 months ago.
Since I do not know all of the details of your case, it is hard for me to give you a definitive opinion on the success of your application but as you know, in order for your application to be approved, Canada Immigration will have to be satisfied you will leave Canada after the 4 month course is completed by looking at your ties to your home country, the reason you are taking the course and how it relates to your previous studies and current employment as well as your financial ability to support yourself while in Canada.
A letter from the school that you cannot work here may help but the important factors are the ones I mentioned above.
Hope this helps.
Yes, you would because for both the study permit and TRV application, Canada Immigration needs to be satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay.
For your study permit application, since you cannot get an updated bank statement, I would suggest that you submit the receipt that you have with an explanation of why you cannot get an updated one and that you have done everything that you can to get one but the bank is closed. You can include links if you want.
You should also include the letter from your employer that you have not quit your job, proof that your family lives in Pakistan as well as proof of any other ties you have to Pakistan.
Hope this helps.
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