Canada is a nation that allows professionals from worldwide to migrate and settle in any of its provinces as permanent residents. Just like Canadian citizens, permanent residents also get specific benefits and can enjoy various rights. For doing so, they need to apply for a permanent residence visa from their home country.
The Canadian Permanent residence visa is a travel document that represents you as a skilled foreign worker in Canada.
You will receive this visa after you go through a standard procedure of checking eligibility set by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC).
By getting the resident card, you as a skilled professional and your family members are given the privilege to settle permanently.Though there are different types like
and other categories visa, all types of permanent resident visas demand a standard degree and minimum of 2 years of work experience.
The Permanent Residence of Canada is valid for a period of 5 years and comes with unlimited extensions. On this visa, all the eligible members of your family can enjoy a Canadian permanent resident status, live, work and travel anywhere in Canada.
You are also given a right to apply for Canadian citizenship immediately after you complete a stay of 3 years in Canada along with other benefits.
Having the permanent resident status of Canada give you most of the rights like Canadian citizen.
To immigrate to Canada, you need to meet several factors.
Applying for a PR visa in Canada, in general, involves a standard and simple procedure. Here is the step-by-step process of the same:
To migrate to Canada from India, you will need:
You are required to score 67 out of 100 points in order to qualify for the application after determining the above mentioned basic eligibility factors.
These points are allotted to you based on factors like your age, education, work experience, English language skills, etc.
If you have a spouse who is accompanying you and holds similar eligibility factors, his/her points can also be included for calculation.
Canada has already structured a standard Canada immigration points calculator for determining the eligibility of skilled professionals.
Hence, to thoroughly understand the genuine eligibility of yours, you need to calculate points on this calculator and score relevant points for each factor. Cumulatively, all factor points must result to 67 points.
The Canada immigration processing time under the current Express Entry Program is based on the applicant’s CRS score.
The candidates who score over 440+ tends to get a permanent residence visa in 8-10months.
Your points for Canada immigration are calculated under 2-systems:
The Points Based System:
Under this system, you need to score 67 points out of a total of 100. These points are allotted to you for the below factors, accordingly:
The Comprehensive Ranking Score System:
This system helps you determine the ranking of your profile and its selection chances. This means that when your application is lodged, the Canadian immigration department accepts it based on the ranking your profile holds.
This ranking is known as the Comprehensive Ranking Score and is calculated as per the standards of the CRS points calculator.
Below is a brief of each factor that is taken into consideration:
Additional Factors- relations in Canada, provincial nomination, valid job offer, French skills, international education or work experience.
*The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is a list of occupations that are high-in-demand in Canada.
This list divides itself into different levels of skills type. To apply for Permanent Resident visa for Canada, you must first nominate or represent an occupation from
To apply for a PR card of Canada from India, you first need to select a visa type from the Express Entry that is applicable to your eligibility factors. Express Entry manages four visa immigration programs and holds different residency requirements.
After choosing the programme accordingly, Indian citizens to need to follow the generalized step-by-step procedure mentioned above for applying for the Permanent resident card.
The entire process of Permanent residency in Canada involves fee payments at various stages. The breakdown of it is as follows:
|Fees for Educational Credential Assessment Fees (to be paid to WES):
|Fees for Final Visa Application:
|Fees for Permanent Residency Rights:
CAD stands for Canadian Dollars -the currency of Canada.
Note: This does not include fee applicable to Kansas visa process services.
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