How can I apply to study in Canada under general category?

Last Updated on April 25, 2019 by West Highlander

I am based in India and I would like to apply for Study in Canada. I have an IELTS band score of overall 6 with at least 5.5 in each of the four modules. What are the options for me?
With this IELTS band score you can apply for your student visa to Canada.  Choose a course relevant to your study background. Take care that your offer is unconditional at this IELTS band score level.
What is the General Category?
While applying for Canada student visa you need to follow a checklist depending on your IETS score and education provider.

  • If you have IELTS band score of 6 each of the four modules of reading, listening, writing and speaking you are eligible to apply under SDS scheme/ program
  • If you have admission in a university you need to follow the university checklist
  • If you overall IELTS band score of 6 with at least 5.5 in each of the four modules and have offer from a college you need to follow checklist of General category.

Do I need to pay one year tuition fee under General category of Canada student visa?
It is not mandatory to pay full one year tuition fees but it is highly recommended that you pay one year tuition fee to improve chances of your Canada student visa application.
Is GIC Certificate compulsory under this student visa category?
Again it is not compulsory but highly recommended as it is very easy to show that you have your living expensed with you while in Canada on student visa.
What documentation is required under General Category?
Following is the list of documents your Study in Canada visa consultant must attach with your application

  • Offer letter
  • Fee receipt
  • IELTS score card
  • Medical
  • Funds for your cost of living

What other documentation is required along with Canada student visa application?
Under General category provide documents that show your level of establishment in your home country. It is very crucial as the case officer would look into your strong establishment level which are good indicators of your being a genuine student.
Do I need to submit Statement of purpose with my Study in Canada visa application?
Yes it is highly recommended that you submit your letter of explanation also known as statement of purpose with your Study in Canada application as it assists the case officer in understanding your career goals which is very important for positive outcome of Canada student visa application.
How will West Highlander help me with my Study in Canada application under General category?
We at West Highlander represent many Designated Learning Institutes in Canada and provide services related to your Study in Canada application. We counsel you with the appropriate course relevant to your studies and work experience. Ms Parwinder Kaur one of the key team members at West Highlander Chandigarh is a Canada Course Graduate (CCEA) (Graduate No. – CGC00099) and have got in-depth knowledge about Study in Canada. We have till date successfully served many Students aspiring to Study in Canada.