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Following some media reports about purported high rate of refusal of visas to Pakistani students desirous of studying in Canada, the High Commission has been raising the matter with the Canadian government.

According to data received from the Canadian side, Pakistan is the third highest recipient of study permit approval among South Asian countries after Pakistan’s inclusion in the Student Direct Stream (SDS).As per the data, the rate of study permit grant and extension in respect of Pak students has also increased from 33% to 46% in 2019.

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has expressed the hope that more and more students from Pakistan would benefit from opportunities in Canada. He also emphasized the need for fulfilling requirements to obviate the possibility of refusal.



18th December 2020

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