Know The 7 Facts Of PR Visa & Other Important Details

PR Visa is one of most sought after visa by skilled professionals. The Permanent Residence visa allows indiviuals to work and settle in a foreign country.

1. What is a PR Visa?

A PR visa is a type of permit that allows you to settle with you family . A PR visa holder can get citizenship after some years.

PR visa in Canada:

A PR visa in Canada gives the immigrant the right to live and work in Canada. It offers permanent residency status. To get it, the candidate must file an application to the IRCC.

PR visa for Australia:

A PR visa for Australia can help you to become a permanent resident of the country. You can apply for citizenship after three years with your PR visa. 

2. Eligibility for Canada PR and PR Visa of Australia

The eligibility of the PR Visa of Australia: 


Maximum Points

Age of the immigrant (25-33 years)

30 points

Work experience for a skilled worker (8-10 years - outside Australia)

15 points

Work experience for a skilled worker (8-10 years - in Australia)

20 points

Proficiency in English (eight bands)

20 points

State Sponsorship for immigration (190 visa)

5 points

Education for permanent residency (Doctorate Degree)

20 points

Niche skills in Australia

10 points

Skilled spouse or partner (for permanent residence)

10 points

Skilled spouse or partner with well-competency in English (for permanent residence)

5 points

Accreditation in community language (for permanent resident and work visa)

5 points

The eligibility of the PR Visa of Canada: 

In order to be eligible to submit an Express Entry profile under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Class, you must meet 67/100 points as the minimum eligibility criteria.

Express Entry is a competitive immigration selection system, so only the highest ranking (CRS Scores) FSWC candidates will be invited to apply.

The maximum points you can obtain for these factors are as follows:


Maximum 12 points


Maximum 25 points

Education must be equal to the completion of a Canadian high school diploma and must be attested by an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA)

Language Proficiency

Maximum 24 points (English and/or French)

The minimum score for FSW is equal to the Canadian Language Benchmark of Level 7 (CLB 7)

Work Experience

You must have a minimum of 12-months of full-time, skilled work experience, or an equivalent amount in part-time experience. Your occupation must be listed in National Occupation Classification (NOC) in either Skill Level 0, A, or B.


Maximum of 10 points

Arranged employment

Additional 10 points (not mandatory).

You must also have enough funds to support your settlement in Canada

3. Documents Required for PR Visa

Documents required for a Canada PR Visa application:

  • Language skill results: You must provide test results for language skills. For English, IELTS and CELPIP are accepted. For French, TEF or TCF are valid.
  • ECA (Education Credential Assessment): It evaluates your education according to Canadian standards.
  • Express Entry Profile: You must create an Express Entry profile. You can file your application under any of the immigration programs based on your eligibility.
  • Documentation: After receiving the ITA, you have 60 days to apply for permanent residence. You must submit:

a) Digital photograph
b) Valid passport
c) Medical report
d) Proof of funds
e) Employment authorization document 
f) IELTS result
g) Proof of education (ECA)
h) Police Clearance Certification

Documents for an Australia PR Visa application

You are required to submit the following documents along with you Australia PR Visa application:

  • Language skill results: Include this in the documents submission.
  • Application fee: Pay the correct application fee at the time of submitting.
  • Photograph: One recent passport-size colour photograph.
  • Proof of identity: This is essential.
  • Change of name: If any.
  • Qualification evidence: Include as many as relevant.
  • Employment evidence: This should convince the authorities that you can take care of yourself after immigration.
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae: Take professional help to prepare this.

4. What are the Costs of Canada & Australia PR Visas?

Fee of a PR Visa in Canada in Indian Rupees

The fee of PR visa of Canada in Indian rupees is around 56,000 INR for people over 18 years of age.

What is Australia PR cost from India?

The Australia PR cost from India depends on the individuals applying for it. The fee structure is given in the table below.


Cost (In INR)

Independent Applicants

Around 1,95,000 INR

Dependant Applicant

Approximately 95,180 INR

Applicants Aged Under 18

48,000 INR

5. What is the Processing Time for Canada & Australia PR Visas?

Processing time for Canadian PR

Processing time for your Canada PR is usually 6 months after you have received the Invitation to Apply (ITA). The time to process the PR application can be ascertained. But it is difficult to ascertain the time to receive the ITA.

Processing time for Australian PR Visa

The time taken to complete the procedure of the Australian PR visa is around eight to twelve months.

6. How to Apply for a PR Visa ?

To apply for Canada PR, you can follow the steps given below:

  • You must choose a suitable immigration program.
  • You must fulfil the eligibility criteria of the selected program.
  • Collect the documents required to create an Express Entry profile.
  • You can also apply for the Provincial Nominee Programs (additional 600 points).
  • Submit the application to the IRCC.
  • If you have a high CRS score, you can get the ITA.
  • After getting the ITA, you must provide the additional documents within 60 days.
  • Get the PR visa to move to Canada.

How to Apply for Australian PR?

To apply for Australian PR, you can follow the steps given below:

  • Eligibility Requirements: You must check out the eligibility requirements before applying.
    English Proficiency Exam: The Australian Immigration authority acknowledges scores from PTE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Skill Assessment Test: An evaluation of your work experience, education, and skills are essential.
  • Expression of Interest: You must register your EOI from the Skill Select website by filling an online form.
  • Submit Your Application: After you get your ITA, you will be eligible for submitting your application. You must file it within two months.
  • Document submission: You must submit the required documents like a police clearance certificate, medical report, etc.

7. Differences Between PR Visa & Work Permit

The differences between the PR visa and work permit are given in the table below.

Work Permit

PR Visa

A work permit visa holder cannot change his or her sponsoring employer.

An immigrant with a pr visa can change jobs without any restriction.

In the case of a company close-down, the work visa owner will have to leave the country.

The people with permanent resident status can always find another job.

The individuals with a work permit cannot start their own business.

The green card holders can start their own company.

The spouse of a work permit owner has to arrange a proper sponsorship for him or her.

In the case of a permanent resident, their spouse can legally work in the country.

The work permit owner cannot sponsor anyone other than their children and spouse.

A PR visa holder can sponsor other family members as well.

The obtaining period of a work permit varies from one program to another.

The average time of attaining a PR visa is around 18 to 24 months.

If the work permit visa holder travels outside the country, then they might face renewal issues.

A permanent visa owner can travel anywhere he or she wishes to.

The length of a work permit based stay depends on the category and the business.

The people with permanent residency certification can live in the country as long as possible.

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Other FAQs

1. What are the different types of Australian employment-related visas?

The different types of Australian employment-related visas are:

2. Is it possible for a visitor to apply for a work permit in Canada?

A visitor can't apply for a work permit in Canada. However, you can make an application under the following circumstances:

  • A legal work or study permit is available to your parents or spouse.
  • You own a temporary resident permit, which has a validity of over six months.
  • You wish to apply for a different type of work permit while possessing another one.

What are the different types of work permits in Canada?

The different types of work permit in Canada are:

  • Employer-specific work permit
  • Open work permit

Topics: Work Visa, Australia, Canada, Immigration

Y Sindhura
Y Sindhura

With 8 years of experience in the overseas division, Sindhura is a specialist in Canada, Australia, UK and Germany visa process.



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