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Canada PR Visa Process & Requirements in 2019 & 2020

Detailed guide to Step-By-Step process for Canada Permanent Resident Visa in 2019 & 2020

What is Canada PR Visa?

In order to move to any country, immigrants are required to get a visa. PR Visa is a permanent resident visa, which allows its holder to live, work or study anywhere in Canada for a duration of five years. To become a PR Visa holder, immigrant must apply to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under one of several immigration programs.

Canada PR Visa Process

Canada is the prime location for anybody looking to have a high standard of living and better career growth opportunities. As the tenth-largest economy in the world, Canada is the country immigrants all over the world are looking to settle. To sustain the exponential economic growth, Canada requires filling the gap of skilled candidates in its local labour market. For this, Immigrants with required work experience and skill-sets are being offered the easiest way possible to settle in Canada – Permanent Resident Visa (PR) Visa.

Benefits of Canada PR Visa

Talking about the benefits of Canada Permanent Residency, a PR visa holder enjoys all the same rights as a Canadian citizen except for two things:

  • Right of Vote
  • Cannot apply for a job that requires high-security clearance

Major benefits of becoming a permanent resident of Canada are as follows:

  • Can live and work anywhere in Canada: PR holder has the legal right to work anywhere in the country. If they are living in Toronto and get a better job opportunity in Montreal, then they have the right to move. Being a PR does not tie you to specific employers or any specific place
  • Access to Universal Healthcare and Social Service: Canadian healthcare is one of the best healthcare services in the world. Universal healthcare means that the permanent residents will have free access to medical care
  • Sponsor Your Relatives: Once the immigrant has become a PR Visa holder, they will be able to sponsor the application of their relatives for Canada PR Visa
  • Become a Canadian Citizen: After a certain period of time, permanent resident Canada will be able to apply to become a Canadian citizen
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Benefits of Canada PR Visa

How you can lose your Canada PR Status?

There are some factors that can lead you to lose your status as a Canadian permanent resident status:

  • An adjudicator determines you are no longer a PR after an inquiry or PRTD appeal;
  • Voluntarily denounce your PR status
  • A removal order is issued against you and it comes to force
  • You become a Canadian Citizen

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Fee and Processing time for Canada PR Visa

To apply for Canada PR Visa, an immigrant is required to submit the following fees to the IRCC:

  • Application fee (Without Right of Permanent Residence fee) – CAD $550
  • Application fee (Processing fee ($550) and Right of Permanent Residence Fee ($490)) – CAD $1040
  • Include spouse or partner (without Right of Permanent Residence Fee) – CAD $550
  • Include a dependent child – CAD $150 per child

Talking about the processing of application for Canada PR Visa, it majorly depends on the immigration program through which the immigrant has applied for Canada PR. Once an applicant is able to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and have submitted their application within 60 days to IRCC, their application is processed within 6 to 8 months.

Document required to apply for Canada PR Visa

To get your application process in time, applicants are required to submit correct and valid documents that are required to apply for Canada PR Visa. Following are the list of documents that are required to apply for Canada PR Visa:

  • ECA (Education Credential Assessment)
  • IELTS Score Card
  • Travel Documents
  • Medical & Police Clearance Certificates
  • Work Experience Letter (Reference letters)

How to apply for Canada PR from India?

As mentioned before, there are multiple immigration pathways to Canada PR Visa. Each one of the immigration pathways gives a legal way to apply for PR Visa. There are five main categories for Canada PR process and they are as follows:

  • Express Entry Program: It is a point-based immigration program, which is the fastest way to apply for Canada PR Visa. Introduced in January 2015, it manages the pool of the candidates who have applied for PR Visa through Canada’s three major skilled economic immigration programs:

Express profiles are ranked in the express pool on the basis of points awarded to profiles through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Calculate your CRS score through our latest CRS calculator!!!

  • Family Class Immigration: Through this immigration pathway, an applicant can live with their relatives in Canada as a permanent resident. For these applicants has to be a:
    • Canadian Citizen OR
    • A person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act OR
    • Permanent resident Canada



  • Business Immigration: Business Immigration program is implemented/designed to encourage and facilitate the admission of the individuals who are successful business people who are looking to run or own their business in Canada. Some of the major immigration programs for businessmen to apply for Canada PR Visa are as follows:

Minimum points required to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa

Canada Immigration for a skilled immigrant is a very simple and easy process. For this immigrants are required only to meet the minimum requirements of Canada PR process. As established before, Canada Immigration is a point-based immigration program. For any skilled immigrant to apply for Canada PR Visa, they must clear the 67 points system.

In this system, points are awarded to the applicants out of 100 based on their credentials like age, language proficiency, work experience, etc. Point distributions are done in the following manner:

  • Education – Maximum 25 Points Awarded
  • Age – Maximum 12 Points Awarded
  • Work Experience – Maximum 15 Points Awarded
  • Language Proficiency – Maximum 28 Points Awarded
  • Arranged Employment – Maximum 10 Points Awarded
  • Adaptability – Maximum 10 Points Awarded


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Best Immigration Pathway to PR Visa

With over more than 60 immigration pathways in order to move to Canada, one can easily get confused to apply under which program. We have discussed the Express Entry program, but there are other immigration programs to apply for Canada PR Visa. Following are some of the major immigration programs:

  • Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP): This immigration program is for skilled immigrants who are looking to settle in province of Quebec. This program allows them to select potential immigrants who are able to easily adapt to daily life of province and help in economic development of the province. Selected candidates are issued the Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) through which they are able to apply for Canada PR Visa
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP): This is an employer-driven immigration program, which allows the designated employers of the Atlantic region of Canada to nominate immigrants with full-time job offer to apply for Canada PR Visa. Atlantic region of Canada comprises of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador

Step by step Canada PR Process

Following are simple steps to apply for Canada PR Visa:

  • Complete your IELTS Exam: Taking a language test is a mandatory requirement in order to apply for Canada PR Visa. Applicants are required to take the IELTS examination in order to show their proficiency in the English Language
  • Create Express Profile: Applicant will be required to create an express profile by registering themselves under the Express Entry program online.
  • Get ECA: In order to prove the equivalency of pursued education to the Canadian education system, an applicant needs to get their education assessed by WES and get their Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Apply for PNPs (Optional): In case the applicant is looking to improve their CRS score, getting a provincial nomination certificate is the best way to do so as it gives a major boost of 600 CRS points to the express profile
  • Get an ITA: Once the applicant is able to clear the minimum required CRS score, they are issued the Invitation to Apply (ITA). Once they have the ITA, the applicant has 60 days to submit their application to IRCC with proper set of documents
  • Complete Medical examination and background checks: Applicant must undertake a medical examination as a mandatory requirement to apply for Canada PR Visa. Further, getting a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) is also a requirement
  • Application reviewed by IRCC: IRCC will then assess the Canada PR application by doing a background check and checking the validity of the submitted documents. This process takes around 6 to 8 months.
  • Receive confirmation of PR status: On the successful evaluation of the application for PR Visa, applicant will receive a COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Resident) card
  • Apply for PR Card: At this step, the applicant is issued the PR Visa card successfully and is now a Permanent Resident of Canada

Why Choose Nationwide Visas – The Best Immigration Consultant

Following are some of the reasons that make us the best Canadian Immigration Consultant in Industry:

  • 100% transparency on the process and eligibility criteria
  • Job assistance guaranteed to our clients
  • Post landing services
  • Consultation by ICCRC lawyers
  • 100% Success Rate
  • Experience of more than 10000 approved applications


Other than these Nationwide Visas provides its clients with premier immigration services. Following are the services offered by the Best Immigration Consultant to its clients:

  • Free Assessment Service: We offer a free assessment option to our clients to show them the possible strategy that will be implemented for their immigration process.
  • Document Preparation: We have our experienced consultants who sort out all your documentation taking each case separately.
  • IELTS Training: Our IELTS training program has been designed keeping this very fact in mind. We include mock-test preparations as well as in-depth section analysis to thoroughly prepare the client for tests.
  • Resume Redesigning: We offer resume building services according to the Canadian standards under our Job assistance services, to give our clients an extra edge over other candidates. With this service, we are ensuring that our clients are able to land their desired jobs in Canada.
  • Guaranteed Success: With our 100% success rate, we give a guarantee to help you realize your dream to settle in Canada.
  • ICCRC Consultants: Nationwide immigration is the only immigration consultant in the market that provides you with the consultation of two ICCRC Immigration consultants. This allows us to cater to the needs of each of our clients.

For more information on Canada Immigration, Give us a call @ 92-92-92-92-81.

FAQs for Canada PR Visa 2019

What is the CRS score required to apply for Canada PR Visa?

IRCC held express draws in frequent time to issue ITAs to the candidates who are able to meet the minimum CRS score required. The latest express draw was held on November 13th, with CRS score cut-off set at 472 points. This means the express entry candidates with CRS score 472 points or more were issued the ITAs.

What is the minimum IELTS score required for Canada Immigration?

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is taken to check the general ability of the candidate in four aspects (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) of English Language. The minimum required IELTS score to apply for Canada PR Visa is 6 per band.

Is it mandatory to have a job offer to apply for Canada PR Visa?

No, it is not. Having a job-offer can get you extra CRS points but it is not a mandatory requirement to apply for Canada PR Visa

After landing in Canada, will I be able to return to my home country to settle my affairs?

PR Visa is also a traveling document. You must wait for your PR Visa card before traveling

How to become a Canadian Citizen?

After the PR holder has resided in Canada for a total of 1095 days within a consecutive five year period of time, then they are eligible to become a Canadian Citizen

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