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Canada student visa: Here’s why applications are being rejected and how to avoid




Reports suggest that the student visa permit rejection have spiked to an almost 60% in the past few days.

Rejection of student visas in Canada are on the rise since the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions and air travel ban in 2021. However, students have experienced a sharp increase in rejection, especially in the last few days.

Students with IELTS scores of 6.5 to 7, good academic record and financial background were also reportedly rejected.

A CBC News Report have said that out of more than two million applications for temporary residence and permanent residence (PR) pending in Canada, nearly one million originated from India. The report also mentioned that Canada currently has a backlog of more than 2.4 million immigration applications as of June 29, up from 1.8 million applications in March.

This data comes from the Canadian department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

For this reason, student visas are rejected

Experts have indicated that the number of visa applications among students for Canada due to declining interest in Australia and New Zealand.

The mass refusals and visa approval delays could be due to this sudden increase in visa applications. In particular, the Canada visa application process has become quite a lengthy process involving a lengthy process of 9-12 months.

Experts have also cited a high pending rate of applications in various categories, fraud documentation by students in some cases, licensing issues with certain private colleges for the increasing rejection of student visa approvals.

Pending Applications

A report by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration was presented in Canada’s House of Commons in May entitled “Different Treatment in the Recruitment and Admission of Foreign Students in Quebec and the Rest of Canada.”

According to this report, in 2021 the total number of Applications for study permits rejected and processed from India 91,439 and 225,402 respectively. The rejection rate was almost 41%.

In the case of India, the number of PR applications is 96,378 and the number of temporary residence applications is 430,286. The total number of pending applications was 9,56,950, the highest in the world.

According to the report, the number of student visa approvals increased by 52% from 2,64,625 in 2016 to 4,02,427 in 2019, the highest since Canada’s student visa program began.

However, in 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on travel and access to services to submit the required documentation for a complete application, there was a 36% decrease compared to 2020 when Canada issued 2,56,740 study permits would have .

This is how you avoid rejection

An important step to avoid having your application rejected is to make sure you have all the required documents ready on time. According to the Government of Canada official website, you should have the following documents ready when applying for a student visa

-A letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in which you will attend

-If you are under the age of 18 coming to study from outside Canada, you must study at a DLI with an approved COVID-19 preparedness plan unless you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler.

– As many of the documents required for a complete application as possible

-A letter of explanation for any documents missing due to Covid-19

-If you wish to study in Quebec, you must provide a valid Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) or your acceptance letter for your CAQ.

The site also warns, “We cannot complete your study permit until you have submitted a complete application. Waiting for documents to be submitted causes delays in processing.”

Please also note that you must apply for a study permit before coming to Canada. Some individuals can apply for a study permit within Canada

Here is a quick document review for your application

You need these documents to apply for a study permit:

-Certificate of Acceptance

-Proof of Identity

– Proof of financial support

How to apply for a student visa in Canada

Students apply for study visas in Canada through Student Direct Stream (SDS) and non-SDS categories. Here are the steps to apply for a student visa online.

Step 1: Make sure you have everything you need

For the online application you need:

-A scanner or camera to make electronic copies of your documents

-A valid credit or debit card

Step 2: Read the user manual

Even if you apply online, you should read the instructions before completing your application. The guide explains how to fill in each field of the form.

Step 3: Prepare your answers for the online tool

Before you can upload your forms, you need to answer a few questions. These are used to create a personalized student document checklist.

Step 4: Find out about the fees you will have to pay

In most cases, your fees will include:

-Processing fees for you and anyone you include in your application


These fees are to be paid at the end of the application

Third Party Fees

Depending on your situation, you may have to pay third parties for medical exams, police clearances, language tests, and services at a visa application center if you use one.

You do not pay these fees in your online account. You pay them directly to the third party.

biometric fee

In most cases, you should pay a biometrics fee when you apply. Otherwise there may be delays. The biometrics fee covers the cost of taking fingerprints and a digital photo. Find out if you need to provide your biometrics.

Step 5: Create your online account or login

You need an account to apply online. You can use your account to:

– Pay your dues

-Submit your application

-Check your status

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The Lululemon Belt Bag Was the Perfect Accessory for My Two-Week Hawaiian Honeymoon




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I used to think perfect duffel bag didn’t exist — until I stumbled across the now-viral Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag in May. Back then my long awaited Hawaiian honeymoon was about three weeks away, and I had spent months tracking down a compact speakerphone shoulder bag Pocket. I needed something that could get me hiking and snorkeling in the mornings, followed by leisurely afternoons of sunbathing, shopping, and sipping mai tais.

Back then, the Lululemon belt bag came in two sizes: Standard and Extended. I originally wanted the extended length in black; However, due to availability I ordered the purple extended bag and the more versatile regular length black bag. The strap lengths only varied by a few inches and I figured I could always return the regular version if it was too short.

I wasn’t ready to love her as much as I did — in fact, I ended up putting both options in my suitcase. As I slung one of the two bags over my chest, I was immediately struck by how light it felt. (So ​​much so, in Maui, for a moment I thought it had been lost.) Plus, despite its compact size, each contained a full day’s essentials: an SPF stick, a bottle suncream, AirPods, my iPhone, credit cards, cash, my ID, a lip balm, and to top it off, a disposable camera. Even after putting all of these things in the fanny pack, I didn’t feel the strain (read: no shoulder pain!) like I used to. While I mostly mean as handbag, shoulder bagYou can also wear it around the waist, fanny pack style.

Lululemon Everywhere bum bag

The clever design is another great benefit: instead of one main compartment, the Everywhere bag contains multiple zipped and mesh pockets, which helped me stay organized on the go. The secure front pocket provides easy access to my most packed items, like my driver’s license and AirPods.

As someone who tends to spill and soil my clothes, I also appreciate the Everywhere bag’s water-resistant polyester fabric, which is incredibly easy to clean. A wet napkin is really all you need to clean up ketchup stains, spilled coffee, sunscreen residue and the good old dirt and debris that can accumulate after a long hike.

Lululemon has since phased out the original bag in favor of the longer strap design, now referred to simply as the Everywhere Belt Bag. And although the bag’s popularity means it’s been sold in and out lately –check here to see if it’s back online – it was previously sold in a range of shades including a pretty pastel pink, simple black, bright light purple and more. If you see one you like, be quick – it may not be around for long and if you do get your hands on one I’m confident it will become your new favorite bag.

[Editor’s note: As of publishing, the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag was in stock on Amazon and eBay. You can also check your local Lululemon store for inventory.]

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Complicating the Plot – Surfline




[All photos and vid by Ryan Valasek]

Not all Strike missions are home runs or even base hits. Some are deletions. No thugs. During a recent surfing trip to Nicaragua, longtime California travel buddies and Xcel team members Christian “Cram” Ramirez and Ryan “Snacks” Valasek didn’t exactly hit thousands right from the start. But they were determined to at least stay in the game.

What was supposed to be a carefree, easy-peasy surf surfer ended up being spoiled by a crazy emergency going to Texas to expedite a passport renewal, all the usual and a few unusual diverted flights, and, oh yeah, an overzealous drug dog. “There were so many setbacks when I actually got to Nicaragua, I feel like it took years of my life,” Cram said. “It almost got to the point where I expected something to go wrong.”

Despite all the difficulties, the duo made it. And what they found was worth all the hoops they had to jump through along the way.

Snacks: “This trip was a huge stepping stone for Cram and me. We had been planning trips for a while but everything was put on hold with COVID so we just surfed locally while waiting for some travel restrictions to be lifted. I was camping up in Bend, Oregon with bumpy service when I happened to receive this text message from Christian: “We’re going to Nicaragua next week. I just bought a plane ticket.” I had had all these other plans but just canceled them, bought my ticket to Nica and flew home to California to pack. We left three days later.”

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Plug: “I knew I had to renew my passport to travel, but the only available slot across the country was in El Paso, Texas. I learned this 48 hours before I left for Nicaragua. After packing my gear with all the gear I needed for the trip, I drove from SLO (San Luis Obispo) to Santa Ana and then went on a 36 hour passport mission to El Paso. Finally, two days after leaving my home in SLO, I met up in Rancho for snacks.”

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Nicaragua’s regional surf forecast

Plug: “Six hours before our flight, I received an email from the Nicaraguan government saying we were denied entry into the country. Without hesitation we booked new flights to Costa Rica that were an hour later than our original flights to Nica. We landed in Costa Rica, got through customs, and then this drug dog started going crazy on my bag. After two hours of interrogation, while my pockets were being torn apart – and I had resisted several offers of bribes because I knew I wasn’t carrying anything illegal – I was finally able to leave.”

Snacks: “For this trip I brought the camera case I’ve had for a number of years: a Sony A7riii, a couple of prime lenses, a surf lens and a water case with a small lens mount. I’ve paired them with some of my favorite film cameras – a Yashica-D medium format camera and a Contax T2 point-and-shoot.”

Plug: “I really only have one window on the outer reef, but it shot. I had it all to myself, which was a little scary to find out on my own. The wave had an insane spin from a boil at launch. When I found out, the game was on. I had surfed for two hours, caught six waves and was ready for a marathon session when a storm hit. It started raining sideways so hard I could barely see land. It was just pouring rain. That was the end of my dream session, but I’m eyeing this wave for future strikes. There is still work to be done!”

CONTINUE READING: Nicaragua Travel and Surfing Guide

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What is a blockchain oracle, and how does it work?




Oracles provide a means for the Web3.0 ecosystem to link to existing legacy systems, data sources, and advanced calculations.

Blockchain oracles connect blockchains to external systems, enabling the execution of smart contracts based on real-world inputs and outputs, Cointelegraph reports.

Oracles provide the Web3.0 ecosystem with the ability to connect to existing legacy systems, data sources, and advanced computations.

Decentralized oracle networks (DONs) enable the creation of hybrid smart contracts that combine off-chain infrastructure and on-chain code to create complex decentralized apps (DApps) that respond to real-world events and interact with traditional systems.

Because the blockchain is a distributed ledger, each node in the network must produce the same output given the same input. For example, if one node tries to validate another node’s transaction, the result will be different. This architecture was designed with determinism in mind.

In blockchain, consensus is the technique to agree on a data value, and determinism is essential for nodes to reach consensus. Some of them, such as B. Proof-of-Work (PoW) with Nakamoto consensus and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) with Byzantine consensus may be recognizable to you. Consensus is one of the main reasons blockchain works in the first place.

The blockchain oracle riddle reveals a fundamental limitation of smart contracts: they cannot be linked in any way to data or systems outside of their native blockchain context. External resources are referred to as “off-chain,” while data currently being recorded on the blockchain is referred to as “on-chain.”

Software oracles deliver data from digital sources such as websites, servers or databases, while hardware oracles deliver data from the physical world. In addition, hardware oracles can deliver and forward data from camera motion sensors and RFID (radio frequency identification) sensors. Oracle software can provide real-time data such as exchange rates, price fluctuations, and travel information.

Oracles create a two-way communication channel with blockchains by sending and receiving data. Incoming oracles are more likely to deliver off-chain or real-world data to the blockchain than outgoing oracles. Additionally, the imported data can represent almost anything from asset price movements to weather conditions to payment verification.

A common scenario that can be programmed for incoming oracles is: when an asset reaches a certain price, you place a buy order. Outgoing oracles, on the other hand, notify the outside world of an event that has occurred in the chain.

(With insights from Cointelegraph)

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