Top 5 Visa Types to Migrate to Canada From India in 2021

Many companies in India have affiliate offices in Canada and the U.S. With the demand for skilled workers and the youth population increasing every year, Canada is the most preferred destination for Indians

And not just career opportunities, Canada is also one of the most serene countries in the world. Read along to what are the best ways to immigrate to Canada from India.

Top 5 Visa Types to Migrate to Canada From India

1. Federal Skilled Worker Visa:

The federal skilled worker visa enables skilled workers to migrate to the country with a permanent residency visa. It is one of the programs of Express Entry, the major source of migration to Canada from India and many other countries.

Basic requirements (67 points criteria):

The Basic requirements, which you need to apply under FSW, are:

  • Age
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • English/French Language Proficiency
  • Job Offer
  • Adaptability

Based on these factors, you will initially be given a score out of 100. You need to get 67 points currently to get into the Express Entry pool.

The maximum points one can get in these points are:


Maximum Points





Work Experience


Language Ability


Job Offer




If a person gets a minimum of 67 points, they can submit their profile with all their information to the Express Entry program.

The process to get Canada permanent residency ITA from Express Entry:

The Express Entry system is managed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

  • In the Express Entry pool (which is a cluster of all the profiles that pass the 67 points test), the applicant will be given a score called; Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
  • The maximum CRS score is given for 1200 points.
  • Among these 1200 points, 600 points are given to core human qualities like age, education, work experience, etc. and the remaining 600 points are awarded if he/she gets a provincial nomination from any province of the country.
  • If a person gets a minimum cut off decided in that specific Express Entry draw, then he/she will be issued with an “Invitation to Apply” (ITA) for Canada permanent residency.
  • After he/she receives ITA, they will have 60 days of time to submit their documents and get flight tickets to the country.

Documents to submit to get permanent residency through the FSW program:

  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment): You have to get your education assessed by an assessing authority. This will ensure that your education is on par with the Canadian Standards.
  • Language test results: You have to submit your English or French language proficiency test results.
  • Work experience certificates: You need to submit your experience certificates from your current and previous employers.
  • Education certificates: Your education certificates like master's degree certificate and bachelor’s degree certificate have to be submitted.
  • Job offer proofs: The job offer letter should be submitted
  • Proof that you paid all the visa fee
  • Proof of funds to show that you can support your stay in Canada
  • Medical Certificate: You need to get your health checked up and submit the relevant certificates
  • Police Clearance Certificate: To prove that you do not have any character issues or criminal records, you have to get a clearance certificate from the Police.

Cost for Your application:

Processing fee: $825 

Right of permanent residence fee: $500

Total: $ 1,325

2. Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is introduced by Canada to enable provinces of the country to select immigrants to work and live in them. Initially, all the immigrants were invited only from Express Entry, but to give chance for the individual provinces to choose candidates according to their needs and vacancies, this program was introduced. This program doesn’t allow you to settle in the province of Quebec.

You can apply for a PNP in 2 ways:

  • Directly apply for a PNP
  • Apply through Express Entry

a) Directly apply for a PNP:

You need to apply to the province through the website of that province. This is called an “Expression of Interest.” If you satisfy all the basic requirements and your occupation has demand in the province, the province will issue a nomination for you. Now you can apply for the Canada Permanent Residence. 

b) Apply through Express Entry:

In the express entry system, you can again apply in 2 ways:

  • You can directly contact the province and submit your visa application under Express Entry. If you get a nomination, then you can update your profile in Express Entry if you already have created it, or you can create a profile and add the nomination to the new profile.
  • You can create an Express Entry profile and in it, you can mention the province you are interested in going and working in. If the province likes your profile, then they will send a notification of interest. Then you can contact the province through the website and apply to the nomination through the Express Entry system.

Step by step immigration process to apply for Canada Permanent Residence with the help of PNPs:

The below steps would explain to you how to apply for a Canada Permanent Residence visa through PNP:

  • Step 1: Determine whether you are eligible to apply for a particular province. Each province may differ in eligibility criteria according to their vacancies and other demands. You need to search for the requirements of the province you are going to submit an application, to get the correct eligibility of that province.
  • Step 2: After you make sure that you have all the criteria needed by a province, apply to the PNP of that province.
  • Step 3: If you meet all the requirements of a province, you will be selected to get a nomination and the province will send you the nomination, with which you can proceed further.
  • Step 4: If you got PNP by Express Entry aligned system you need to apply for Canadian immigration through Express Entry, otherwise, you need to apply through a paper-based system to live and work in Canada.

Advantages of PNP

There are numerous advantages of getting a provincial nomination if you are planning to migrate to the country. Let’s see them here:

  • The major benefit of getting a nomination from a Canadian province is that it increases your CRS score to an additional 600 points. This will make you a top scorer in the Express Entry pool and would fetch you an "Invitation to Apply" (ITA) for sure.
  • Even if you have less score in the CRS, many provinces accept you and will give you nominations to get Canadian PR.
  • Many provinces will issue nominations even without you having a job offer.
  • If you have fewer scores in the section of IELTS, it is better to opt for a PNP. Many provinces accept you even with a low IELTS score as CLB-4.
  • Your processing will be done faster if you opt to go to Canada through PNP rather than any other permanent resident program.

3. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a program through which you can migrate to one of the below 4 provinces of Canada:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick

The pilot program was introduced by the government of Canada in 2017 to encourage economic immigration applicants to come and settle in the Atlantic Canada Region to fill the vacancies in their economy.

The program is an employer-driven one and aims to attract 7000 immigrants and their families to migrate to the region by 2021. This is advantageous to Indian immigrants as there are ample opportunities with our Indian education and work experience.

Goals of AIPP

The following are the goals of the AIPP:

  • Recruiting skilled workers to fill vacancies of employers
  • Supporting the growth of population
  • Increasing talented workforce
  • Increasing the levels of Canadian immigration in the area
  • Developing trade, commerce, and investments
  • Developing infrastructure

How to get Canada Permanent Residence thorough AIPP:

The following is the step by step procedure to get Canada Permanent Residency through AIPP:

Step 1: In this employer-convenient program, the employer from Canada should first find the candidate who fits his/her job profile. (The potential employee can be selected from a job portal).

Step 2: The employer should then offer the job to the selected candidate. The employer need not go through getting a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if they are selecting candidates through AIPP.

Step 3: If the prospective employee accepts the offer of employment, then the employer will let the employee communicate with the service providing organization of the settlement to the employee and his/her family in 1 of the 4 provinces under AIPP.

Step 4: As the Canadian employers can quickly get a work permit for their employees, they can apply for the temporary work permit as soon as possible to migrate with his/her family.

Eligibility criteria to get Canadian under AIPP:

The following are the eligibility criteria for the candidates to get Canada permanent resident visa under AIPP:

  • Valid job offer from the Canadian employer
  • A letter issued by the province in which he/she is going to work
  • The Candidate should prove that he/she will apply for a Canada permanent resident visa within 90 days from the visa application date of the temporary work permit.

Different programs under AIPP:

AIPP has 3 different programs to support different types of professions:

  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP): This program applies to candidates whose professions are in the National Occupational Classification, NOC-0, A, B, or C list.
  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP): This program applies to applicants with skills in NOC- 0, A or B, and a one-year full-time work contract from the employer.
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP): This program is applicable for international student graduates as a study permit or student visa. The eligibility depends upon whether the applicant is applying for work purposes or for studying purposes.

Cost for Your application:

  • Processing fee: $825 
  • Right of permanent residence fee: $500
  • Total: $ 1,325

4. Canadian Experience Class

This program is meant for immigration aspirants who have previous experience of working in Canada.

If you have worked in Canada previously, you can apply for Canadian PR under this type of visa.

Cost for Your application:

  • Processing fee: $825 
  • Right of permanent residence fee: $500
  • Total: $ 1,325

5. Federal Skilled Trades Program

This program is intended to encourage applicants who have work experience in the field of business.

Canada provides ample opportunities if you have education and experience in business or trades-fields.

Kansas Overseas assists and guides you in getting you a tailor-made program to migrate to Canada. Contact us now to fly to Canada as a permanent resident as soon as possible.

Cost for Your application:

  • Processing fee: $825 
  • Right of permanent residence fee: $500
  • Total: $ 1,325

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To apply for Canada Immigration, you need:

  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)
  • Language test results: 
  • Work experience certificates
  • Education certificates: 
  • Job offer proofs: 
  • Proof that you paid all the visa fee
  • Proof of funds 
  • Medical Certificate

It will cost you: $ 1,325

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Other FAQs:

Where can I get all the eligibility requirements about Canada PR?

You can get all the authentic information from the immigration Canada CIC website, or you can contact Kansas Overseas directly and get all the information you need. Our experienced experts will lead you to get Canada PR successfully.

Which programs are the most advantageous to immigrants from India?

All the immigration programs of Canada are beneficial to citizens from India to settle in Canada, along with their spouse and family.

Can I apply to Quebec immigration through PNPs?

Through PNPs, you cannot apply to migrate to Quebec. If you want to settle in Quebec, you need to apply for the program available in Quebec exclusively.

Topics: Canada, Immigration

K Nagaraju
K Nagaraju

Nagaraj is a veteran in processing Canada visas. He proves as the best professional to handle all PR visa process.



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