Are you planning to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada- the great maple leaf country? Well, you are absolutely spot on with your decision as Canada is 2nd best country in the world for immigrants, as per a recent US study report. Canada also has excellent immigration system to allow immigrants in the country.
How to Get Canada PR from India
Immigration to Canada from India has been significant over the years. Canada’s immigration system is point based and online, which suits the Indian skilled worker. This is the reason that every year vast number of immigrant workers from India move to Canada.
There are multiple pathways to get PR in Canada, i.e.
- Federal Express Entry System
- Parent and Grandparent Visa
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Provincial Nominee Programs (i.e. SINP, OINP, NSNP, BCPNP, etc.)
- Self-employed Persons Program
- Sponsorship programs, etc.
However, if you are a skilled worker in India, Express Entry System is the most appropriate pathway for you to get PR in Canada.
Federal Express Entry System
Express Entry system stands the fastest Canada immigration program for skilled workers and most popular among the immigrants in India. Every year tens of thousands of skilled professionals and workers from India register or express entry and quite a few among them get selected for Canada PR invitation as well.
How EE System work?
Express Entry System is based on Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which review the profile of the registered candidates and allocate them points based on their age, education, work experience, language ability (in English or French), etc. The candidates with high CRS score often have the better chance of receiving an invite for Canada PR from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). An express entry draw is launched usually twice a month by IRCC and it selects the express entry applicants who have top CRS Score (based on age, education, language points, etc.).
Cut off marks or CRS score requirement is announced for every draw and applicants who achieve or exceed the same get the ITA (invitation to apply) for Canada PR visa. The applicants need to file PR visa application within 90 days of receiving the ITA. The applicant must attach all essential documents with the application form.
What are the requirements to apply Canada PR?
To begin the process, the first step is to create a profile in the online express entry system. To create the profile in Express Entry System and submit EOI (Expression of Interest), you need below key documents, i.e.
- Language proficiency test result (i.e. IELTS Test result) with minimum CLB 7 Score.
- Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from WES or any other assessing authority
How long does it take to get the PR?
The Canada PR applications received after express entry processing takes 6 months to get processed. In addition, if you calculate the time taken for obtaining ITA from IRCC or the required documents to create express entry profile, i.e. ECA, IELTS Test result, etc. the timeline will be somewhere close to 8 to 10 months.