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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Migrate to Canada via Student VISA.


Step-by-Step Guide on How to Migrate to Canada via Student VISA.

If you are interested in relocating to Canada, below is a step-by-step guide to achieving your dream.

If you graduated with poor grades, or you do not want to further your education in the department from which you obtained your first degree, and getting admission to study for a Master’s Degree seems very competitive and difficult, the guide below will be worth your while.

  • You may want to consider a one-year (8 months to be precise) course with a college if getting an MSC admission to a Canadian university seems competitive due to your graduation grade or desire to further in a discipline different from your first degree. For example, Fanshawe is a comprehensive college in London, Ontario, Canada.
  • The admission requirement for different courses varies. The admission requirements for Agric-Business Management, for instance, are A Two-year or Three-Year College Diploma or a University Degree (Note: minimum ‘C+’ average or cumulative 2.5 GPA), or an Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College, or Five years of work experience in the Agro-business field as judged by the College to be equivalent.
  • As part of the requirements, applicants may be interviewed and may also need to present a detailed resume and a cover.
  • An assessment may be conducted to enable applicants to display their ability to attain academic success in the course of the program.
  • Having met the admission requirements, go ahead to fill up the application form. You will be required to pay an application fee (between $100 – $150) during this process.
  • To secure your admission, you will be required to make a payment deposit of $2,300. This is part of your tuition fee. You can go ahead to pay the tuition fee in full, partly, or upon arrival in Canada. It’s best to pay in full before proceeding to the embassy. This goes a long way to demonstrate your seriousness.


  • Next is the VISA application at the embassy. You will need all your payment evidence. Note, that your VISA might be rejected if you don’t have a good statement of account.
  • Six months’ proof of funds is a requirement at the embassy. You submit yours or that of your sponsor if you are not sponsoring yourself.
  • Next is to secure a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs) and term deposits are secured investments. This practically means that, at the end of your term, the amount invested is returned to you). The maximum and minimum amount one can invest in GIC are $20,000 and $8,000 respectively. A certificate will be issued to you after the investment. Note: A GIC certificate and statement of account are needed for a VISA application.
  • Upon arrival in Canada, $8,000 from your GIC investment will be divided into 12 (Which is about $665). This amount will be given to you monthly. Also, is allowed at any time to access the amount in excess of $8,000 on the GIC investment. For instance, one can access $12,000 if the total GIC investment amount is $20,000. GIC investment boasts your VISA application to 100%.
  • Agric-business management tuition fee is about $18,000 (at the time of compiling this report)
  • A three-bedroom house rent is about $2,200 to $3,000 monthly. This varies depending on some factors ranging from closeness to stations, grocery stores, provinces, schools, etc.
  • Finally, close out the VISA application process which includes medicals, biometrics, and VISA interview.
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