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Lawyers may greatly assist foreign students navigate visa process

Hiring legal counsel may improve the chances of success for applicants seeking a permit to study in Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman tells AdvocateDaily.com.

In its most recent evaluation of the International Student Program (ISP), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) found that about 25 per cent of applicants for Canadian study permits, or around 35,000 prospective students, were rejected every year between 2009 and 2013.

The federal government report noted that the acceptance and rejection rates in the period barely fluctuated from year to year, even as application numbers varied.

Peter Baraian