Don't take it personally,I have spent my money in the following manner:
Rent+daily exp 3 yrs $36,000
Tuition fees $36,000
txt bks 3,000
I did not get exempted, the reason was that my prior education did not match Canada's education. I finished my education, but did not learn anything new.
So my question to the college was that, how comes I do not know any more than I used to know back then, why did they not exempt me?, is this corruption?
Why was I forced to learn Eng even though I come from an english speaking country?, I already proved to them that I am over qualified for their English course, but they did not care.
Hence you now understand my frustration. There were many students who were more knowledgeable than the profs in my college, but they too went through a similar experience.
It is a necessary precaution as phoney credentials and degrees for bribes are common place in India.
Canada has to verify that you have actually learned, and know what you are supposed to.
It makes it better for all of Canada in the long run.