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Canadian Permanent Residence Visa: PR for Skilled Professionals in 6 to 8 Months!

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What is a Canada Permanent Resident Visa?

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The Canadian PR visa is a multiple entry visa that offers skilled foreign workers an excellent opportunity to work and settle in Canada for 5 years. After 3 years of stay and work on the PR card, you can change your Canadian PR status to a Canadian citizenship!

With a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa you get:

  1. A 5 year's multiple-entry visa.
  2. A "family status" under which both applicants(spouse) can work full time.
  3. Free education for children, health and social provisions for the entire family.
  4. Opportunity to invite parents, post-settlement.
  5. Access to the USA.

Is getting a PR in Canada difficult?

A Canada permanent resident visa is easy to obtain only when you follow the correct procedures and are under the right guidance. The process to obtain this visa involves an easy application procedure. Express Entry is the fastest and most popular immigration pathway among Skilled Indian applicants.

Documentation for a Canadian PR Visa

You need to produce documents based on the factors you are claiming points for:

  • Education Transcripts
  • Employment Experience Letters
  • Qualifying WES Report
  • IELTS Score Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Medicals & Police Clearance Certificate
  • Proof of Identity

Note: There are additional documents that may be required for immigration process depending on the candidate's profile.

How To Apply for a Canadian PR Visa?

The application process for a permanent visa under the Federal Skilled Worker program is carried out in the following steps :

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Step 1: Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
An applicant has to get Educational Credential Assessment or ECA to prove that their foreign education is on par with the Canadian level.
Step 2:   Language Proficiency Report
After that, the candidate needs a language proficiency report with the IELTS score. This demonstrates if the English skills of the applicant are as per Canadian Benchmark Level (CLB) 7 or not.  
Step 3:  Express Entry Application
Once the candidate has both the documents, they can create an online Express Entry profile. Making an online profile shows an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada.  
Step 4: CRS Score
The candidate receives a score after filling the application form, which serves as a cut-off to assess applications. If you have the required CRS score, you become eligible for the Canada PR visa.
Step 5: Express Entry Draw
After that, the applicant must wait for the Express Entry draw, held at regular intervals. Candidates who are above a specific rank get an invitation for PR.
Step 6: Invitation To Apply (ITA)
If you are above the rank, you will receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA). After receiving it, you have 60 days to apply for PR.
Step 7: Final PR Application
You can send in the final Canada PR application with the required documents. The authorities aim to process a majority of these applications within six months. If you get approved, you will receive your PR authorization.

Check Your Eligibility

Which is the best city to live in Canada for Indian immigrants?

1. Richmond, Vancouver with
  • Over 60% of immigrant population
  • Higher average salaries
  • warmest weather compared to other places
  • Low housing costs
2. Calgary
  • Low unemployment rate
  • Higher salaries
  • Home to over 50,000 Indian citizens
  • Lowe cost of living than Toronto and Vancouver
3. Oakville, Ontario
  • Largest satellite city in the GTA
  • Over 60 large corporate Headquarters in the city
  • Cultural and racial diversity
4. Toronto
  • Almost 50% of immigrant population
  • Canada’s economic engine
  • Average salary is higher
  • Cost of living may be higher
5. Edmonton
  • Canada’s sunniest city during summers
  • Meets extreme weather conditions
  • Oil-hub of Canada
  • Jobs in construction, engineering and affiliated industries
  • Cons: Maybe too cold for Indians ( -11 degree Celsius in January)

What are the Canada PR requirements?

Eligibility requirements for a Canadian PR Visa:

You must score 67 points out of 100 to meet Canada residency requirements.

Criterion

Points

Age

12

Education

25

Work Experience

15

Language Skills

28

Adaptability

10

Arranged Employment

10

 

If you are accompanied by your spouse, his/her points will also be taken into consideration for PR application.

You may coordinate with our Immigration experts for further clarification or assistance to improve your profile for a Canadian resident visa.

How much does it cost to get PR in Canada?

Canada PR Visa Fees in India rupees:

Canada PR Process

CAD

INR

Step 1: Educational Credential Assessment fee

CAD 220

INR 12,537

Courier charges approx

CAD 10

INR 570

Fast Express courier charges

CAD 85

INR 4844

Step 2: Express Entry Application

This is free of cost

Step 3: Pay the application fees

Single applicant fee

CAD 1325 (Including visa fees and PR fees)

INR 75,505

Couple Applicant Fee

CAD 2650 + 500 (Right to PR Fee)

INR 1,51,010 + INR 28,493 (Right to PR Fee)

Dependent fee for Child

CAD 225 for each child

INR 12,822 for each child

Step 4: Complete your biometrics

For a single applicant

CAD 85

INR 4,844

For two or more applicants

CAD 170

INR 9,687

Step 5: Send your passport details

INR 1,000 to 2,500

If you already have a valid passport

Free of cost

Other Costs

Provincial Nominee Program

CAD

INR

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP)

CAD 1500

INR 85,477

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP)

CAD 350

INR 19,945

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

CAD 500

INR 28,493

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

CAD 1150

INR 65,532

Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)

Primary applicant: CAD 785

Spouse or Partner: CAD 168

Dependent Child: CAD 168

Primary applicant: INR 44,733

Spouse or Partner: INR 9574

Dependent Child: INR 9574

 

Language exam fees (IELTS)

INR 12,000 approx

Medical exam (varies depending on city)

INR 3,000

Police certificate(varies depending on your city)

INR 500

 

Proof of funds:

Number of Family Members

Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)

Funds Required (in INR)

1

$12,960

INR 7,38,525

2

$16,135

INR 9,19,452

3

$19,836

INR 11,30,353

4

$24,083

INR 13,72,368

For each additional family member

$3,492

 

INR 1,98,991

 

What are the new rules for PR in Canada?

  • 401,000 Immigrants Needed In Canada - New Visa Plan
  • French speaking EE candidates will score additional points for language from October 27, 2020 from 15 to 25 points. Bilingual candidates' scores increase from 30 to 50 points.
  • Canada has held its biggest Express Entry draw inviting over 5,000 candidates to apply for permanent residency. The draw was conducted on 18th November 2020. The minimum number of points required to receive the ITA was 472.
  • 84,000 Jobs Credited to Canada’s Labour Market in October
    • British Columbia gained 34,000 new jobs in October
    • Ontario created 31,000 new jobs in the same period
    • Alberta increased employment rate by adding 23,000 new jobs
    • Newfoundland & Labrador added 5,900 jobs
    • Prince Edward Island - 900 new jobs added
  • OINP (Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program) will launch the Expression of Interest system (EOI system) in the following streams:
    • Employer Job Offer category in the Foreign Worker stream, International Student stream and In-Demand Skills stream.
    • Masters Graduate.
    • Ph.D. Graduate.

What are a few programs that allow for Canada Permanent Residency?

1. Canada Express Entry

In the year 2015, the government of Canada introduced an economic immigration program called the Express entry system for Skilled foreign workers. Under this program,

  • You don't need a job to apply for the Express Entry program. However you need to have the minimum 67 points required to be eligible to apply for Express Entry.
  • Express Entry system has the fastest visa processing time of approximately 6 - 8 months.
  • Candidates with the highest CRS scores in the Express Entry Pool are Invited to Apply (ITA) for a PR visa by the Canadian government.

The 3 Federal Immigration Programs under the Express Entry System are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP);
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); and
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Basic eligibility criteria for the Canada Express Entry program:

  • Aged under 40 years
  • Graduate in any stream
  • 2-3 years of work experience
  • Adequate proficiency in English or French
  • Financial stability
2.  Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program is one of the best pathways for skilled candidates to immigrate to Canada. With this boost, candidates have more chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through the Canada Express Entry Draws.

The PNP programs for different provinces of Canada include:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
3. Quebec Skilled Worker Program

Under the new regulations of Quebec immigration 2021, the province aims to invite thousands of skilled workers to immigrate at a faster pace.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Education: Diploma or Bachelors
  2. Education/Area of Training: Should be in C Category
  3. Work Experience: Minimum 6 months
  4. Age: Up to 42 years
  5. Language Ability: French Minimum B2 Level and English(IELTS)-CLB 5 i.e Listening-5, Reading-4, Writing-5, Speaking-5

4. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program 2021

Through AIPP, graduates invited for jobs can get PR faster in spite of lower IELTS scores.

Benefits of the program:

  • Candidates even with just a year of experience can qualify
  • No Points/Scores required
  • IELTS required is less
  • No pool or ranking system
  • Faster PR status upon meeting eligibility factor

After choosing the program Indian citizens need to follow the generalized step-by-step procedure mentioned above for applying for the Canada Permanent Residency.

What is Canada PR express entry?

In the year 2015, the government of Canada introduced an economic immigration program called the Express entry system for Skilled foreign workers. Under this program,

  • You don't need a job to apply for the Express Entry program. However you need to have the minimum 67 points required to be eligible to apply for Express Entry.
  • Express Entry system has the fastest visa processing time of approximately 6 - 8 months.
  • Candidates with the highest CRS scores in the Express Entry Pool are Invited to Apply (ITA) for a PR visa by the Canadian government.

The 3 Federal Immigration Programs under the Express Entry System are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP);
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); and
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Basic eligibility criteria for the Canada Express Entry program:

  •  Aged under 40 years
  •  Graduate in any stream
  •  2-3 years of work experience
  •  Adequate proficiency in English or French
  •  Financial stability

How to apply for a Permanent Resident visa of Canada from India?

The Step by step process to get permanent resident visa of Canada from India is:

  • Check your eligibility. You need to score 67points to qualify.
  • Apply for Education Credential Assessment from WES.
  • Clear IELTS and arrange the referral letters from the Employer/s.
  • Lodge the application in the Express Entry. While lodging tick mark on all the provinces
  • Register with job bank. (optional)
  • The IRCC will conduct draws twice in a month. Get “Invitation to apply”.
  • You will get 60days to arrange all the required documents and apply for the final stage.
  • In the last stage, the CIC will ask you to go for the medical exam and the once the experience documents are verified, you will be asked to submit the passport in the Canadian Embassy or consulate of India.

Is it possible to apply for a Canada Permanent Residency without a job offer letter?

Yes, it is possible. There are numerous programs that can help you to migrate to Canada without a job offer. For example, Skill Independent Programs.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for Canada permanent residency?

The minimum IELTS scores are 6 in each module to lodge your application in the pool. However, the requirements vary from profile to profile.

Federal Skilled Worker Program

CLB Level

Points per subcategory

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

7

4

6.0-7.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

8

5

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

9

6

8.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

10 and above

6

8.5-9.0

8.0-9.0

7.5-9.0

7.5-9.0

If English is your second language, you get 4 points in total if you meet the reading, writing, speaking the following per-section requirements:

CLB Level

Total Points

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

5 and above

4

5.0-9.0

4.0-9.0

5.0-9.0

4.0-9.0

 

Federal Skilled Trades Program

CLB Level

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

4

4.5

3.5

4.0

4.0

5

5.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

6

5.5

5.0

5.5

5.5

7

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

8

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

9

8.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

10 and above

8.5-9.0

8.0-9.0

7.5-9.0

7.5-9.0

 

Canadian Experience Class

For National Occupational Classification (NOC) A jobs, the minimum language requirement is CLB 7. For NOC B jobs, the requirement is CLB 5.

NOC

CLB Level

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

A

10 and above

8.5-9.0

8.0-9.0

7.5-9.0

7.5-9.0

A

9

8.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

A

8

7.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

A

7

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

B

6

5.5

5.0

5.5

5.5

B

5

5.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

Who can accompany you as you migrate to Canada on Family sponsorship?

  • Spouse : The Canadian authorities assume that your spouse or common-law partner will accompany you unless you don't specify that you are a bachelor in your profile. You do not need to apply separately for your spouse.
  • Children : Children under 22 years of age are considered. Mentally unstable or differently abled children are also considered as your dependents.
  • Parents/Grandparents : You have to sponsor your parents and grandparents only after you have settled in Canada and lived there for a considerable period of time.

How long is a permanent resident visa valid?

The Canada PR visas are mostly valid for a period of five years. However, the visas can be renewed by applying six months prior.

What are the advantages of immigrating to Canada with my family in 2021?

  • Canada is an immigrant-friendly country with zero discrimination against immigrants.
  • The government has promised to provide equal rights, opportunities, and legal support to foreign immigrants.
  • Subsidized education, medical benefits for the entire family makes the country extremely favourable for raising kids.

What should I remember before immigrating to Canada from India with my family?

  • You must provide them with financial support in case they are non-working or retired.
  • Your family members must be willing to sustain themselves in Canada.

All you will have to do is:

  • Check your eligibility & score 67 points under Canada’s points-based immigration system
  • Get your education documents assessed by WES
  • File for the visa through an Express Entry program
  • Upon selection from the pool, apply for the final PR visa and right to permanent residency
  • Prove sufficient funds and migrate to Canada

What is a good CRS score for a permanent resident for Canada in 2021?

According to the Express Entry draw structure, having a CRS score of 440 or above is a good score for obtaining an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

What are the English language tests accepted for the permanent residency visa?

The English language tests accepted for Canada PR are the International English Language Testing System (IELTS General Training) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).

Among the two, IELTS is the commonly used English language test by Indians. The language proficiency skills are tested on four factors or bands, namely:

  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Reading and
  • Speaking.

What is the minimum score for Canada PR?

67 is the minimum point requirement to qualify for Canada Immigration in the Express Entry Program. If a candidate is able to score 67 points or higher, they are qualified to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSPWP). In case they are not able to meet the cut-off for 67 points, they can do things like:

  • Improve their language Skills
  • Completing another degree, diploma or certificate
  • Receiving a job offer from Canada
  • Apply for the Provincial Nominee Program

Your points (CRS score) determine your ranking within the Express Entry pool. The higher the score, the higher the chance to get an ‘Invitation to Apply’ for a Permanent Residence visa in Canada.

How points are given to your Canada PR application?

The applicant has to score at least 67 points out of 100 to be eligible for a Canada PR Visa. You can also earn some extra points if you are moving with your spouse to Canada. Here is a table that explains point distribution for Canada PR Visa application.

Category Name

Maximum Points to be allotted

Age

12

Education

25

Language Skill

28

Work Experience

15

Adaptability

10

Arranged Full-time Employment

10

Can Canadian pr holders visit the USA?

Yes, Once you get your PR card, you can visit the USA.

What is the Processing Time for a Canada PR?

It takes usually 6 months on average to process your Canada PR visa application from India after you’ve received the ITA (Invitation to Apply). Processing time may vary depending upon the immigration program you have applied for.

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