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Canada PR Process

Canada is the most popular destination for immigration for almost every country's citizens. Many Indians like to move to Canada based on their skills as their permanent resident. The Federal Government of Canada has declared to invite 1.1 million new permanent residents in the year 2020-2022. In this article, we briefly discuss Canada's PR visa process.

Benefits of Canada PR visa

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

  • After getting a Canada PR visa, applicants can live and work anywhere in Canada.
  • Canada PR visa provides free healthcare.
  • It offers free education for the children who are under18
  • It also sponsors the applicant’s relatives.
  • It protects Canadian Law and the Canadian Charter Of Rights and Freedom.
  • It helps to become a Canadian Citizen

Process of Canada PR visa Apply from India:

There are different immigration categories to apply for a Canada PR visa, here we discuss these categories.

  • Express Entry Program
  • Business Investor Immigration 
  • Family Class Immigration
  • Quebec Immigration Program

What is Express Entry Program?

The most popular and the fastest immigration program is the Express Entry program. It was introduced in January; 2015. This program is basically for the skilled worker who wants to immigrate to Canada. Under PR visa, there are three basic 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 – If the age of the candidate is between 18 -35 years, the candidate can earn 12 points. After age 35, the candidate will lose one point.

Education – The candidate will earn a maximum of 25 points under this category

Work Experience – If the candidate works in Canada, as a skilled and experienced worker in Canada's National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type-level A, O, or B, at least for1 one year, he or she will be awarded 15 points in this category.

Language Proficiency – 28 points are awarded in this category.24 points are for IELTS and another 4 points are for TEF.

Arranged Employment – If the candidate will get a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, he or she will get a maximum of 10 points under this category.

Adaptability – the candidate will get a maximum of 10 points if his or her spouse will accompany him in the application.

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The candidate can start the ECA and IELTS processing only after getting 67 points. The PR visa process through direct invitation may start after clearing the CRS score cut-offs. If any candidate may be eligible for the PNP program instead of the direct invitation program, he or she would not lose hope; they will be nominated by another ten Canadian provinces. The provinces are as below-

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

The above-mentioned provinces have their requirements and occupation in the demand list and they also keep modifications from time to time as per the demand of the labor market. To avail these all provinces, the candidate must have to score 67 points in a valid profile.

After getting a nomination, the candidate will be awarded 600 CRS points.

The steps of Canada PR visa:

Step 1 – Get ECA: The candidates must have to get their educational credentials assessed by an authorized Canadian Assessing Body for equivalency as per Canadian education.

Step 2 – Complete your IELTS Exam: The candidate need to score in IELTS or a minimum of 6 bands in each module of four main skills that are reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Step 3 – Create an Express Entry Profile:In the third stage, the candidate has to create an Express Entry profile and have to submit the profile into the Express Entry pool. The profile must be registered under the Federal Government's Express Entry program. The whole process will be done online.

Step 4 – Apply for PNPs (Optional): If the candidate wants to nominate him or herself under any provincial nominee program, he or she must wait for an NOI or interest letter to apply under a PNP.

Step 5 – Get an ITA: Get an ITA- After clear the all minimum requirements of the CRS score, the candidate can receive an invitation to apply. The candidate then gets 60 days of time duration to apply to IRCC with all the required documents.

Step 6 – Medical and PCC: In the sixth stage, the candidate must go under a medical examination and also obtain a PCC- Police Clearance Certificate.

Step 7 – Application reviewed by IRCC: The applicant’s PR application will review in this stage by IRCC. They will check all the submitted documents of the candidates. This total procedure will take 4 to 6 months.

Step 8 – The biometric fee – In this stage, the candidate's biometry and fingerprints will be done.

Step 9 – Passport Submission request & COPR – In the last stage, the candidate's passport will be stamped. After that candidate will get the Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR).

The fee of the Canada PR process

  • 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 –  CAD 85 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

Duration and validity of Canada PR visa

The holder of Canada PR visa can live, work, and study for five years in Canada. The candidate has to live 730 days in the country to complete his or her residency obligations. If the holder lives for 3 years or more in the country, he or she may apply for Canadian citizenship.

The reasons behind loss of PR visa status

The candidate may lose Canada's permanent resident status mainly for three reasons.

  • Give up (renounce) your PR Status
  • Become a canadian citizen
  • 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.

Circumstances happen if the candidate does not meet the criteria of 67 points under the Express Entry Program:

If anybody fails to score 67 points under Express Entry Program, there will open an alternative pathway for them. Other immigration programs are Family Class Immigration, Business Investor Visa (also known as Entrepreneur Immigration Program), and Quebec Immigration Program.

Family Class Immigration: This program is mainly for the applicants’ family members. This program sponsors the applicants’ relatives for a Canada PR visa. The eligible relatives are :

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

There is an advantage of this program- under this PR program, a candidate can become a sponsor if they are a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada, or registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.

Entrepreneur Immigration Pathway: This program is a path for a candidate to settle in Canada by investing in a new business or buy an existing business. There are different Immigration programs under Entrepreneur Immigration Pathway- these are discussed below:

  • Ontario Entrepreneur Stream (OES)
  • Manitoba Immigration Business Investor Stream
  • British Columbia PNP Entrepreneur Immigration
  • 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 Skyscapeinternational Visas.

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FAQs for step by step Canada PR process for 2020

The processing time for your Canada PR visa request is defined as the time it takes IRCC to process your request. Processing time is the time between the day they receive your request and the day they decide on your request. On average if you apply for Canada PR Visa through express entry program, it takes around 6 to 8 months to get your visa.

Express entry program is the fastest immigration program to apply for Canada PR Visa. An average-case takes around 6 to 8 months to process. It is the most popular immigration for PR Visa and you can get your ITA if you can clear the latest CRS score cut-off.

COVID-19 has affected Canada’s immigration. Currently, the receipt of new applications for PR continues. Incomplete applications will be retained and reviewed within 90 days. Applicants for permanent residence who have a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) or Permanent Resident Visa (PR) should notify IRCC, using a web form, if they cannot travel before the document expires. If the 60 day waiting period has passed and the applicant has still not informed IRCC that they can travel, a note must be added to the application for review after an additional 60 days.

In case of PR visa, once biometrics is requested the passport application should arrive as soon as the security check is cleared, it takes up to two months but depending on the case and the country of processing, it could also take longer.

PNP provides the immigration pathway for Canada PR Visa to you with each province having its PNP program. If you can get a provincial nomination, you are given a major boost of 600 CRS points. Generally, Saskatchewan PNP is considered easiest of them all to allow you to live in the province as a permanent resident.

To be eligible for Canada PR Visa, you should be able to score 67 out of 100 points in the eligibility factors listed below:

  • Age: People aged 18-35 get maximum points. Those over 35 get fewer points while the maximum age to qualify is 45.
  • Education: In this category, your school diploma must be equal to upper secondary education by Canadian standards.
  • Work Experience: For a minimum of points, you must have at least one year of full-time work experience. More years of work experience means more points. Your occupation should be listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
  • Language ability: you must have at least 6 strips in your IELTS test and the score must be less than 2 years. You get additional points if you master French.
  • Adaptability: If your spouse or common-law partner is willing to migrate with you to Canada, you are entitled to an additional 10 points for adaptability.
  • Arranged employment: You can earn a maximum of 10 points if you have a valid offer from a Canadian employer.

When you apply for your visa online, you can also check the status of your application online. Make sure you have the correct login information for your profile. Go to the official website and log in. You can now check the status. You will also receive a confirmation email once your visa has been approved.

The last program express entry draw was held on August 5, which invited a total of 3,900 express entry candidates for Canada PR Visa. CRS score cut-off was set at 476 points to get an ITA to apply for Canada PR Visa.

To be eligible for Canada Immigration, candidates are required to score at least 67 points. These points are awarded based on the selection factors that are as follows:

  • Language Skills (Maximum 28 points)
  • Educational Qualification (Maximum 25 points)
  • Work Experience (Maximum 15 points)
  • Age (Maximum 12 points)
  • Arranged Employment (Maximum 10 points)
  • Adaptability (Maximum 10 points)

Once the candidate can clear the minimum points required and meet other major requirements, candidates can create an express profile in the express entry program.

To maintain your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days within the past five years. These 730 days do not need to be continuous. Part of your stay abroad can count within 730 days. See how much time abroad counts towards your permanent resident status.