LOR stands for Letter of Recommendation. LOR is used to certify and assess the candidate’s applications by those who reviewed the student under a professional atmosphere. A LOR provides brief information about the student’s skills, academic records, talents, certifications, etc to the admission department of the university. Canadian universities are very particular in selecting the international students coming.
Types of Letter of Recommendation Required
If the candidate is applying for undergraduate or graduate programs he/she is required to submit academic LOR. If the candidate is applying for master’s or MBA programs he/she would have to submit at least one academic and one professional LOR.
Guidelines for Writing LOR
Following are some of the guidelines for writing a Letter of Recommendation that your recommender should know:
- The recommender must tell from how long he knows the candidate. He must tell about the events where he made a positive observation about the candidate.
- Letter of Recommendation must end with a formal letter closing (name, title, and signature, and contact information) and the recommender should tell the admission department that he is open to share more information about the candidate and provide the details of the time in which he will be available to talk in case of any query or doubts.
- Recommenders must write LOR while describing the positive information of the candidate that includes the candidate’s achievements, certification, good academics, and his contribution in the school/college in the entire tenure of the candidate’s school/college.
Canadian universities offer international students to submit their LOR in one of the following methods:
- Electronic Method
A unique and much secured link would be sent to the Referee which would ask him to log in and submit an online LOR
- Paper LOR
A paper LOR is written on the official letterhead of the school/university. This Letter of Recommendation is mailed directly to the admission
- Paper LOR Forms
Some Canadian university issues a LOR form or provisional LOR form which has to be filled and mailed directly to the admission committee.
Are you aspiring to study abroad?
Click Here to Book Your Free 1-On-1 Session with Experts
LOR Requirements in the Top Universities of Canada
Following are details of the number of LOR that is generally required by some of the top universities of Canada:
|University Name||Letter Of Recommendation|
|University Of Toronto||2 Academic LOR|
|University Of British Columbia||3 Academic and professional LOR|
|McGill University||2 Academic and professional LOR|
|University Of Montreal||1 Academic LOR|
|McMaster University||2 Academic LOR|
|University of Alberta||2 Academic LOR|
|University of Waterloo||2 Academic LOR|
|Western University||2 Academic LOR|