Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
You bet. No time was wasted in the United Arab Emirates in covering the implications for those relying on the Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
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Strange refusals, returned applications, frustrated students and institutions – the strike of Canada’s foreign diplomats made the summer ’13 a very memorable one, unfortunately. We’d like to hear your experiences. Write to us. “Overseas, Overwhelmed” reports knowledge of higher refusal rates in some markets than previous, and seemingly a result of applications being refused on
The application came from one of the biggest Chinese agencies, with 20 offices, and reports sending 26,000 students abroad in 2011. It’s not the first time we’ve found fraud from this company, and likely not the last. The agency is also AIRC accredited. The student comes from one of the top high schools in Hunan
What do suspicious political campaign contributions in Quebec have to do with Canadian visa applications in many developing countries ? As Visa Officers like to say – follow the money ! A recent CBC report reveals a shady picture of Canadian engineering corporate giant SNC-Lavalin, trying to buy political influence at home (see link below).
“Sir, last year my friends got a visa for this same program,” was a common refrain from a refused visa applicant for a Canadian college post-graduate program at Canadian education fair this February in India. Is a shift taking place in terms of the massive movement of college applicants from India ? In the past
Admittedly, we might be a little early off the mark in some cases as we are using our own reasonable but not statistically significant baselines as gathered from applicants via the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC). Nonetheless, we hope there is utility in our quick assessments, as well as some editorial advice we offer in the