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Step-By-Step Canada PR Process For 2020

Check your Canada PR eligibility and apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa in 2020

How to get a Canada Permanent Resident Visa ?

Almost every Country’s citizens are eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Visa. India is one of the main sources of skilled immigrants for Canada. Every year many Indians apply for a Canada PR Visa in order to live in Canada as a permanent resident. Immigrant friendly policies of Canada encourage Indians to settle in the country. The federal government of Canada has targeted to invite 1.1 million new permanent residents between 2020 to  2022.

What are the benefits of a Canada PR Visa?

Some of the major benefits of Canada PR Visa are as follows:

  • Can live and work anywhere in Canada
  • Free world class health coverage
  • Free education for children upto 18 years of age
  • Sponsor Your Relatives
  • Become a Canadian Citizen
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

How to apply for a Canada PR Visa from India?

Majorly, Canada has the following most popular immigration categories to apply for Canada PR Visa:

  • Express Entry Program
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
  • Business Investor Immigration 
  • Family Class Immigration
  • Quebec Immigration Program

What is Express Entry Program?

Introduced in January 2015, the Express Entry program is the fastest and the most popular immigration pathway to Canada PR Visa. It is the main source for skilled immigration in Canada and manages the profiles of immigrants who have applied for Canada PR visa through three economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Express Entry program is a point-based immigration program where in order to be eligible,  candidates are required to score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 in the FSWP point assessment grid. These points are awarded based on the following factors:

Age – Maximum 12 points are awarded to the candidates between the age group of 18-35 years. You start losing one point every year after the age of 35 years.

Education – Maximum 25 points are awarded in this category.

Work Experience – Maximum 15 points are awarded in this category and you need at least 1 year of experience in a skilled occupation that is categorized under Canada’s National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type-level A, O, or B.

Language Proficiency – Maximum 28 points are awarded, where 24 points are for IELTS and 4 points are for TEF.

Arranged Employment – Maximum 10 points are awarded in this category if you are able to get a valid job offer from a Canadian employer.

Adaptability – Maximum 10 points are awarded if your spouse is also accompanying you in the application.

Calculate your Canada PR Visa 67 points with our 67 points calculator!!

What if I qualify for the Express Entry program with 67 points or more?

If you are qualified enough to score 67 points, you can start your ECA and IELTS processing to submit your application under the express entry program. On clearing the CRS score cut-offs, you will get an ITA to submit your application for a Canada PR Visa through direct invitation.

What if I am eligible for the PNP program instead of a direct invitation cut-off?

If you do not meet the current cut-off under CRS ranking system, you can still hope for a nomination from any of the below mentioned ten Canadian provinces:

These provinces have their own requirements and occupation in-demand list, which keeps on changing from time to time as per the demands of the labour market in Canada. To have the access of all these programs, one must have a valid express entry profile with 67 points.

If an express entry candidate is able to get a provincial nomination from any province, they are awarded 600 CRS points followed by an Invitation to apply for Canada PR visa.

What is the Step by step Canada PR Visa process?

Following are simple steps to apply for Canada PR Visa:

Step 1 – Get ECA: You have to get your educational credentials assessed by an authorized Canadian Assessing Body to check the equivalency as per Canadian education.

Step 2 – Complete your IELTS Exam: In the second step you need to attain the required IELTS scores or minimum 6  bands in each module of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Step 3 – Create an Express Entry Profile: Applicants will be required to create an Express Entry profile by registering themselves under the Federal government’s Express Entry program online. Express Entry profile is then submitted into the Express Entry pool.

Step 4 – Apply for PNPs (Optional): In case the applicant wants to apply for a provincial nominee program, they can wait for an NOI or interest letter to apply under a PNP.

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 all the required documents.

Step 6 – Medical and PCC: Applicants must undergo a medical examination as a mandatory requirement to apply for Canada PR Visa. Candidate must also obtain a PCC – Police Clearance Certificate.

Step 7 – Application reviewed by IRCC: IRCC will review the Canada PR application by doing a background check and assess all the submitted documents. This process takes around 4 to 6 months.

Step 8 – The biometric fee – Applicant receives a request for biometric and fingerprints.

Step 9 – Passport Submission request & COPR – You receive a request to submit your passport for visa stamping and soon after that you get the Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR).

What is the Fee of Canada PR process?

To apply for Canada PR Visa, you are required to submit the following fees:

  • ECA – $227 CAD to $322 CAD (per person)
  • IELTS – INR 14,000 ($250 CAD) (per person)
  • Medical – ($70 CAD) approx. (per person)
  • PCC – INR 500 ($10 CAD) (per person)
  • Application Processing fee – $825 CAD (per person)
  • Right to Permanent Residency fee – $500 CAD (per person)
  • Include a dependent child –  $225 CAD (per child) (One time fee)
  • Biometric fee –  $85 CAD per person. However, families applying together for a visitor visa will only pay a maximum biometric fee of up to $170 CAD.
  • Proof of funds – Starts from $12,960 CAD for a single individual

What is the duration and validity of Canada PR Visa?

Canada permanent resident visa allows the holder to live, work, or study in the country for a period  of five years. Person is required to live in the country for 730 days to complete their residency obligations. If a person stays for 730 days in the country, they can renew their PR visa for 5 years. These 730 days are not required to be continuous.  If a person lives for 3 years or more in the country, they can apply for the Canadian citizenship.

How can you lose PR Visa Status?

You can lose your Canada permanent resident status due to the following reasons:

  • Become a canadian citizen
  • Give up (renounce) your PR Status
  • Become inadmissible to Canada

Although Canada immigration is quite a long and complex process, you can get in touch with an immigration expert to apply for a Canada PR Visa to save time and to make this job easy for you.

What are the documents required to apply for a Canada PR Visa from India?

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 is the list of documents that are required to apply for Canada PR Visa:

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

What if you don’t meet the criteria of 67 points under the Express Entry Program?

If you are not able to score 67 points, there are other immigration programs as well that will provide you with an alternative to express entry program to apply for Canada PR Visa. These programs are Family Class Immigration, Business Investor Visa (also known as Entrepreneur Immigration program), and Quebec Immigration program.

Family Class Immigration: Family Class Immigration allows families to sponsor their relatives for Canada PR Visa and reunite with them. Relatives that are eligible under family class immigration are:

  • Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner
  • Dependent child
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Sibling, nephew, niece, or grandchild under 18 years who is unmarried and whose parents are deceased

The Candidate can become a sponsor if they are:

  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Permanent Resident of Canada; OR
  • A person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act;

Entrepreneur Immigration Pathway:  The Entrepreneur Immigration is through Provincial Nominee Program’s stream and it is a path to settle in Canada by investing into a new business or buy an existing business. Some of the popular Entrepreneur Immigration programs are mentioned below:

  • British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration
  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream (OES)
  • Manitoba Immigration Business Investor Stream
  • Nova Scotia PNP Entrepreneur Stream
  • New Brunswick Entrepreneurial Stream
  • Owner Operator Program
  • Intra-Company Transfer
  • Start-up Visa
  • Self-Employed Stream

These above-mentioned entrepreneur programs have different eligibility criterias in terms of age, education, investment, experience, etc. You can check your eligibility or can take advice from our immigration experts at Nationwide Visas.

Why Choose Nationwide Visas?

Nationwide Visas are amongst the top-most names in the immigration industry and a very reliable immigration firm with an exceptional track of thousands of successful PR Visa applications. Following are some of the major reasons that make us The Best Immigration Consultancy for Canada PR Visa:

  • ICCRC registered Since 2007
  • More than 200 staff working for one product – Canada PR visa
  • Hand holding support throughout the process.
  • Mission Zero Defect.
  • True, transparent, and authentic. No aftershocks.
  • Our only mission is your success
  • Trained and certified staff to communicate with
  • Matchless Knowledge
  • Extensive experience of dealing with complex cases
  • Regular quality reviews
  • Each Case is reviewed 3 times before submission
  • 24*7 support
  • Post-Landing Services
  • IELTS Coaching
  • Job assistance

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

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions for Canada PR Visa)

What is the minimum IELTS score required for Canada Immigration?

IELTS  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 bands in each module.

Is it mandatory to have a job offer to apply for a 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 a Canadas 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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