Do i need a study permit for a 4 month course in canda *Canada. I have applied for visa for canada

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Customer: i have applied for visa for canada
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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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I have applied for a visa application with a lawyer in canada, but i need to know if the proof of funds i showed for my visa application can i use that for my study permit ?
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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.

Customer
my lawyer applied for a visit visa i am not even sure if she applied for the correct one. She applied for a visit visa in january 2021 and she told me i cannot use the same proof of funds as i will be rejected.
And secondly she said i have to pay my fees for my school right now, i have already paid 50% and was told the rest i would need to pay when i come to canada ( i was told by my school)
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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 ?

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I showed about 7 thousand canadian dollars, as well as my sister giving a notary public signed document that showed that she will take care of any expenses if needed and a letter from my father that was also signed and stamped by notary public that he will also take care of any expenses if needed with bank papers of my house that showed how much my house is worth.
Customer
this is what my lawyer has filed
Customer
my bank statement is in usd it equals to about 7 thousand
and i need about 833 cad dollars per month since my program will be delivered online and i will be staying at my sisters house who is residing in surrey bc
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JJL11, Expert

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 ?

Customer
i was just told i need about 833 x 4 for the four months in total before i was told about the study permit. I showed 7k dollars. Now for the study permit i am not sure if need to show separate funds or if i can just show the same statement. I am in lockdown and banks are not opened in pakistan so i am having problems getting updated statements
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JJL11, Expert

Do you have the proof of funds for the rest of your tuition or are you using the $7000 for this ?

Customer
no for my tuition funds i have separate
Customer
i have transferred those funds to my older sister who is in canada, so she can pay since i dont have a bank card atm and payment is done online
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JJL11, Expert

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.

Customer
oh perfect my lawyer had scared me , she said they need updated proof of everything otherwise its 90% that i will get rejected for my visa and study permit
Customer
my last question is do you think i would be able to come to canada ? and if i should also provide proof from my school that states i am not allowed to work here while im in canada for my schooling
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JJL11, Expert

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.

Customer
Hi, Thank you for the prompt reply. My foreign bank account was made in pakistan however there is no bank card i would have to make that when i come to canada. So it is not possible for me to get an updated account statement. The receipt i had provided was the one i had attached earlier in this chat. For my application i have provided, a letter from my work that states how much i iearn in cash ans that i will be coming back as i have not quit my job, my fathers letter that i have signed and stamped by notary public, my sisters letter that is signed and stamped by notary public. both these letters basically state that if i need financial aid they will provide and that i will be living with my sister without rent and she will pay for my basic transportation and food, i also have sent a letter which states that i will be going back to pakistan as my entire family is there and the only reason i even chose to go to a tourism college was to further my career in pakistan. I also have provided acceptance letter from my school. I understand i dont have a 6 month bank statement or tax returns but since covid banks have been closed and has been suggested not to bank with large sums since there has been a lot of frauds happening. Im not sure if providing news links would help
Customer
sorry my fathers letter is signed by him and stamped and signed by notary public
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would i be able to use this information or these letters for my study permit as well?
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JJL11, Expert

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.

Customer
thank you so very much for all the help !
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JJL11, Expert

You are most welcome. I am glad I was able to help.

Thank you for using JustAnswer.

All the best !

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