What is a Canadian permanent residence visa?

Canada Permanent Residency is the most sought-after visa category by skilled professionals in India and abroad. It is a 5 years multiple entry visa that provides skilled foreign workers an opportunity to work and settle in Canada.

After 3 years of stay and work on the PR card, you can change the Canadian PR status to Canadian citizenship.

If you wish to settle down in Canada then you have to follow Canada PR process, you must acquaint yourself with the eligibility criteria and possibilities for you and your family in settling down in Canada .

A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries.

A person in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident. Someone who makes a refugee claim in Canada does not become a permanent resident at that time. To become one, the Immigration and Refugee Board must first approve their claim. Then, they must apply for and get permanent resident status.

The top benefits of Canadian PR card are:
  1. Five year’s multiple entries visa.
  2. A “family status” under which both applicants(spouse) can work full time.
  3. Free educationfor children, health and social provisions for the entire family.
  4. Opportunity to invite parent’s post-settlement.
  5. Access to the USA.
  6. Heath Benefits
  7. Social Benefits
  8. Right to live, work & study in any province of Canada
  9. The permanent resident can apply for Canadian citizenship

How to apply for Canada Permanent resident visa from India ?

There are dual ways in which you can apply Canadian PR from India

  • Express entry program
  • Provincial Nominee program (PNP )

For Provincial  nominee the candidate should meet the requirements as per the province .

How to apply for Canada PR process /Canada PR visa

Canada is also known for its ‘mosaic’ approach to multiculturalism, where people from all cultures live in harmony, while also maintaining their cultural heritage and religious practices. In Canada, there are over 30 ethnic communities with 100,000+ people, and 11 that have a million or more people. This stands in contrast to ‘melting pot’ cultures where immigrants are expected to blend in and assimilate to the norms of their new home. Canada’s urban centres such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are particularly diverse, and home to many ethnic neighbourhoods. In Toronto, which is regularly referred to as ‘the most multicultural city in the world,’ more than half of the population identifies as a visible minority. Beyond being multicultural, Canada is known for its diversity and inclusivity in other ways.

The Permanent Resident Card

Your PR card can be used to show that you have permanent resident status in Canada. If you travel outside Canada, you will need to show your card and your passport when you come back on a commercial vehicle, like an airplane, boat, train or bus.

PRs traveling outside Canada who do not have a valid PR card, or who are not carrying it, need to apply for a permanent resident travel document before returning to Canada by commercial vehicle.

  • Huge demand for skilled immigrant talent
  • Less rigorous immigration process compared to other English speaking nations
  • Free healthcare and education for permanent residents
  • Safe, comfortable country with welcoming people
  • Vibrant cities that are home to migrants from multiple countries

Canada has one of the world’s most forward thinking immigration programs. There are multiple programs by which one can apply to migrate to Canada. These include:

  • Migration to Canada through Express Entry program
  • Migrate to Canada through the Quebec Selected Workers Program
  • Migrate to Canada through Provincial Nominee Program
  • Migrate to Canada as an Entrepreneur/self-employed person
  • Migration to Canada for family
  • Migrate to Canada as an Investor

While each program to migrate to Canada has different criteria, there are a few things in common. Canadian immigration officials will typically assess migration applications based on:

  • Educational profile
  • Professional profile
  • Your IELTS score
  • French language skills if migrating to Quebec
  • References & legal documentation
  • Canadian employment documentation

Comprehensive Ranking System

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is the points-based system we use to assess and score your profile and rank you in the Express Entry pool.

The points you get from the CRS include a core set of points up to 600 and a set of additional points of up to 600. Your total score will be out of 1,200.

Core: Up to 600 points

  1. Skills and experience factors
  2. Spouse or common-law partner factors, such as their language skills and education
  3. Skills transferability, including education and work experience

Additional: Up to 600 points

  1. Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates
  2. a valid job offer
  3. a nomination from a province or territory
  4. a brother or sister living in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident
  5. strong French language skills

Core points + Additional points = your total score

List of Documents for Canada PR
  1. Passport
  2. Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
  3. Proof of Funds
  4. Language Test score results
  5. Offer letter from a Canadian employer
  6. Provincial Nomination Certificate or territorial certificate of nomination
  7. Marriage certificates or divorce certificate (if applicable)
  8. Your Personal reference code
  9. Express Entry Profile Number
  10. Job seeker validation code
  11. Medical report
  12. Birth Certificate
  13. Photographs
  14. Police Verification report
  15. Letter of recommendation from previous employers

Different agencies can help the applicant get an ECA with different cost and timeline and they are –

  • World Education Services (WES)
  • Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • International Credential Assessment of service of Canada
  • International Qualifications Assessment service
  • International Credential Evaluation Service
  • Medical Council of Canada – (Professional body for Doctors)
  • Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (For Pharmacists)

What are the Pathways to get Canadian PR ?

  • Express Entry. Immigrate as a skilled worker.
  • Family sponsorship. Sponsor your relatives, including your spouse, partner, children, parents, grandparents, and others to immigrate.
  • Provincial nominees. 
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers
  • Atlantic Immigration Program. 
  • Start-up Visa. 
  • Self-employed.
Canada PR Point system

Canadian government or IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has employed Canada PR point-based system for allocating Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) visa to skilled and talented people aspiring to live, work and settle in Canada. This whole point system basis on some crucial factors in the applicant’s profile, which means, an applicant needs to score sufficient points based on these selection factors for the Canada PR invitation. Higher the points stronger are your chances of being selected for the Canadian PR visa.

Canada PR’s key selection factors are age, education, work experience, language skills, and employment offer rand Adaptability. When you register your profile on Canada’s Federal Express Entry system, you get points for all these factors of your profile. Calculate here your points

You must score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 to qualify for express entry System under FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) category. If you can score well in FSW points table, you will have a good chance of obtaining good CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score in the Express Entry pool of candidates. The EE pool’s CRS point system has more or less similar selection factors, including work experience, education, language skills, etc. criteria.

An excellent CRS score achieved on the Canada PR point system will undoubtedly increase your chances of getting Invitation to apply for Canadian PR from the Canadian government or Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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