7th, Oct 2021
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada rejected an applicant’s permanent residency (PR) application for the reason of not submitting the document as proof of completed degree.
The applicant, a former international student from the United Kingdom who came to Canada in September 2014 to complete a Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta requested a formal confirmation from the university, which IRCC later did not accept as proof.
The Federal Court of Canada decided that considering the wording on the IRCC website, it is unreasonable for IRCC to reject Express Entry (EE) applications if applicants provide other proof of education.
According to the decision of the court, IRCC must review the applicant’s EE application, taking into account the copy of the diploma issued by the university.
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