Canada PR process is the procedure to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa. Under Express Entry program, Canada PR process takes about 6 to 8 months. Canada PR visa allows the holder to live, work or study anywhere in the country for a duration of five years.
Following are simple step-by-step process to apply for Canada PR Visa:
[Step] 1: 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
[Step] 2: Create Express Profile: Applicant will be required to create an express profile by registering themselves under the Express Entry program online.
[Step] 3: 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)
[Step] 4: 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
[Step] 5: 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
[Step] 6: 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
[Step] 7: 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.
[Step] 8: 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
[Step] 9: Apply for PR Card: At this step, the applicant is issued the PR Visa card successfully and is now a Permanent Resident of Canada
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.
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:
Major benefits of becoming a permanent resident of Canada are as follows:
There are some factors that can lead you to lose your status as a Canadian permanent resident status:
To apply for Canada PR Visa, an immigrant is required to submit the following fees to the IRCC:
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.
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:
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 profiles are ranked in the express pool on the basis of points awarded to profiles through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
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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:
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:
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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.
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.
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
PR Visa is also a traveling document. You must wait for your PR Visa card before traveling
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