Common Mistakes while uploading the documents
- Conversion of Files:
- Only convert files in the approved format and not just what suits best to you
- If you are using software’s or online tools for PDF conversion then it is recommended to test it on different readers (such as Foxit or Adobe) before submitting. IRCC will be using Adobe Acrobat so make sure your files (all pages) will open in it. There is a case where IRCC rejected the incomplete application due to files not opening in Adobe (file was converted using Foxit).
- Your documents must be clear and readable after reducing its size (it is recommended to not have a file below 150)
- Always convert or scan your file in Color version unless where states by the IRCC to have a grayscale or black and white.
- Passport and Visa Status:
- It is important to attach your Passports and Residential Cards (if applicable) along with your file.
- Make sure all pages with stamps are also included as IRCC rejected the application in past for not having a stamp for existing of one of the countries.
- Not including ECA report or only including ECA number
- Not including Degrees and Transcripts – please note that IRCC will reject incomplete files unlike OINP, which asks for additional information.
- If you have distant learning course or studied in a different country than where the Institute is located then include this in Letter of Explanation and clearly mention your status.
- Not including Job responsibility letters or not matching with NOC.
- Documents submitted cannot be verified the due lack of information of company available online.
- Company registered in the house or residential area that may raise the question on quality of work performed.
- Could not answer questions or satisfy officer during a formal interview.
These are the most common Reasons identified from the sample of more than 1,000 applicants in 2016/17.
Applicable sections :
- Section R10 – an applicant that makes but even one mistake in the uploading of his/her forms or documents can have their case rejected under Regulation 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (R10).
- R10 imposes absolute strict liability on the applicant and the onus is on the applicant to submit a complete application with correct documents.
- Section 11.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) includes a new authority that supports the Express Entry system.
- Under section A11.2, an officer may not issue a visa to an applicant who did not or does not meet the Express Entry minimum entry criteria (MEC) or did not or does not possess the qualifications for which they received their CRS score at the time when
the invitation to apply (ITA) was issued; or the e-APR was received by IRCC.
- When reviewing an application, processing offices must determine if
the applicant possesses the qualifications that they declared in their e-APR, as corroborated by the applicant’s supporting documentation; and when the applicant submits their e-APR, the information provided in their Express Entry profile has not materially changed to the degree that the applicant would not have been issued an ITA in that round of invitations.
Accordingly, officers should refuse an application under section A11.2 if it is determined that at the time of the ITA or e-APR, the applicant did not or does not meet the MEC, which includes the requirements of the program to which they were invited to apply; or the applicant’s recalculated CRS score has fallen below that of the lowest-ranked candidate invited to apply in that round of invitations.