This is despite the fact that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had denied the applicant a study visa after months of waiting.

Talking with CBC News on the matter, ademokun He explained that after he was offered admission to a program at George Brown College in April 2022, he proceeded to deposit CAD8,867 for first semester fees out of a total of CAD16,872 for both semesters.

According to her, she applied for a student visa on July 4 after being told that “The visa application process could take six to eight weeks.”

However, after waiting for months in Nigeria for her study permit application to be processed, the 19-year-old was denied a student visa, after which the Toronto university she paid for also refused. to refund your money.

Ademokun told CBC Toronto that “I am very disappointed and sad.”

How it all started: Since the IRCC did not make a decision on his application, Ademokun contacted the university on September 19, but the deadline for a refund had already passed.

On October 6, the applicant received a decision from the IRCC that her study permit had been denied.

However, the Canadian university informed him that he could no longer refund any of the fees he paid to the school.

Ademokun filed an appeal, but the school refused to budge, explaining its decision in a letter sent to him on December 15.

George Brown College explained in the letter sent to Ademokun that the latter’s appeal to withdraw its partial payment of $8,962 was denied because it missed the deadline.

At George Brown College, international students who are denied a study permit are eligible for a refund or postponement, if applied for within the deadline,”revealed a quick query on the institution’s website.

Meanwhile, when CBC contacted the school’s registrar, Janene Christiansenresponded in a statement that the institution values ​​its international students and understands “It’s always a big disappointment when study permits are denied.

The school is ‘following up directly’ with Ademokun to ‘find a resolution.’”

“Now that new information is coming to light, we are following up directly with the person to gather more details and find a solution.” she added.

Christiansen further explained that George Brown College operates an international withdrawal and refund policy consistent with other universities in Ontario and complies with Ministry of Colleges and Universities directives as well as IRCC regulations.