Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing suspect Karan Brar entered Canada on ‘Study Permit’ visa, reveals report

The report reveals that Karan Brar, a resident of Punjab arrived in Canada on a study visa. Know how it can be attained.

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Karan Brar, who is among the three suspects in Hardeep Nijjar's killing, has made a shocking claim that he entered Canada using a 'study permit' visa. Brar is a resident of Kotkapura in Punjab took a few days to obtain the visa. In one of the videos, shared by him online back in 2019, he asserted that he applied for a student visa through EthicWorks Immigration Services in Bathinda, Punjab.

However, Immigration Minister Marc Miller has declined to comment on the same, the online promotion post by the immigration company indicates that Brar arrived on a student permit three years back.

Three suspects in Nijjar’s killing

On Friday, three accused, Karan Brar, 22, Karanpreet Singh, 28, and Kamalpreet Singh, 22 were arrested in Edmonton. They appeared in court on Tuesday in Surrey, British Columbia, where they are being accused of murder and conspiracy.

The Intergarted Homicide Investigation Team of Surrey, RCMP arrested the three men for the June 2023 killing of Nijjar. The three accused made the appearance before the by video before British Columbian Sikhs packed a Surrey courtroom in connection with the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. 

Requirements to get study visa in Canada for Indian Nationals

To obtain a study visa (also known as a student permit) in Canada as an Indian national, you'll need to meet several requirements:

  • Acceptance by a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
  • Proof of Sufficient Funds to cover your tuition fees.
  • Tuition Fee Receipt at least for the first year of your studies
  • A passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in Canada.
  • Passport-sized photographs meet the Canadian visa photo requirements.
  • Language Proficiency in English or French by taking an approved language test like IELTS, TOEFL, or CELPIP.
  • Medical examination to prove that you are in good health and not a danger to public health or safety.
  • A police clearance certificate or a criminal record check from your home country.
  • Convince the visa officer that you intend to leave Canada after your studies are completed.
  • A letter explaining why you want to study in Canada, how it fits into your long-term plans, and how you plan to finance your studies and living expenses.
  • Some visa applications may require a study plan outlining your course of study, expected outcomes, and how it aligns with your career goals.
  • Provide biometric information, including fingerprints and a photo, as part of the application process.