Federal Express Entry System is the best to get a Canadian PR visa. It is the fastest and hassle-free way of moving to Canada as a permanent residence. Express entry system is based on a point system launched by IRCC [Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada] in January 2015.
CRS (comprehensive ranking system) is a point system on which express entry is based. The points are allocated by CRS to the registered applicants based on few factors such as education, work profile, age, language, proficiency etc. to choose the candidate who has acquired top score, the IRCC launches a draw every fortnight.
Immigrating to Canada holds the promise of better living, individual growth and high standards of living. It has become one of the most preferred location in the world to settle down. If you are looking forward to apply for a PR you should be proficient in English, and below 45 years, you must also have 3 years of work experience after graduation.
How to Apply ?
Step 1 -Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
This is the first document needed to get in support of your Canada PR profile on Express Entry. The ECA will show that your educational qualifications are equal to the Canadian educational system and can be selected for immigration. It also shows that they have the knowledge which is needed in their line of work to perform successfully, for professionals. The ECA is issued by the World Education Services which can be approached online.
Step 2 -IELTS Language Ability Report
This ability report is an important part of overall Canada PR. Scoring points well here can be very useful. As it is well known that good language and ability skills helps the applicant readily speak in English in social settings, but also shows they have working knowledge of the language. This could really help every applicant to work and communicate successfully even in the Canadian local markets.
Step 3 — Submit Express Entry Application
Once you have all the documents you are going to need for your application is time to file your application online. The first thing to know here is that the Express Entry Program offers several immigration pathways. These are:
Once the profile is created and selected the channel from which you want to apply PR, firstly you should fill up the online application form that will require details such as age, education, work experience, single or married etc. the documents should be as discussed, to support your immigration profile information.
Step 4 — Get your CRS Score
Your Comprehensive Ranking System score is going to decide if your profile qualifies for immigration or not. After you have made your profile, it will be given a CRS score based on ranking of the various factors you submitted like age, language ability, work experience, education etc. We advise you to take our help in knowing your potential CRS score and improving it in case it is not enough to make you eligible for immigration.
Step 5 — Improve your CRS Score
A lot of people can’t score too well in their CRS score when they apply first. This is nothing to worry about as there are many ways you can enhance your CRS score.
Here are some of the many things you can do to get a high enough CRS score for immigration:
Improve your Language Score: If you have enough language ability, then the 24 max points awarded through language ability are practically for free. Get the highest points you can in this factor to boost your profile. In case you want help improving your language ability, we recommend taking up the IELTS training courses.
Learn French: If you apply for Canada Immigration and list French as a second language, you will get more points for that. Not that you have to master in it, just a good understanding of French language will help you increase your CRS score.
Get Better Educational Qualifications: Having a Master’s degree gets you the second best scores in this factor so we suggest you get that. If you don’t want to spend 2 years getting that degree, we suggest you at least go for a PG diploma.
Get more Work Experience: The highest points are for over 6 years of work experience but even if you have just over 3 years of work experience, you can get good points. So we suggest you keep working while your PR application is being processed.
Step 6 — Apply for PNP
Provincial Nomination Programs or PNPS are a great way of ensuring you get selected for immigration in an Express Entry draw. Various Canadian provinces have different requirements for immigration therefore it is important to check before you apply to a province. We advise you to come to on before you go forward with your PNP application as we will be able to tell you in detail about the province you are planning to apply through and what are the chances of you getting selected for a PNP.
Step 7— Wait for Express Entry Draw
Once you have fulfilled all the Canada immigration requirements and received your CRS score and your PNP nomination, you have to wait for the Express Entry draws. These usually take place once every 15 days.
Step 8 — Invitation to Apply or Nomination Certificate
Once you receive an ITA or get a Provincial Nomination you will have a certain number of days to apply for Canada PR and a limited number of days to move to Canada with the PR visa in Hand.
Benefits of Canada PR
Having a permanent resident visa is Canada means the individual can apply for Canadian citizenship. Also, permanent residents can get to live, study or work anywhere in Canada. You will also have protection under Canadian law and Canadian Charter of Rights. You can get most of the social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health coverage.
Permanent residents can have free education up to the age of 18, even university tuition fee is reduced for permanent residents when compared to international students.
Other pathways to obtain a PR
If you are a skilled worker Canadian province also invite applicants from overseas skilled workers through their respective provincial nominee programs. Quebec a major Canadian province also has its own immigration program., Quebec skilled worker program to invite applicants from foreign skilled workers.
Canadian work visa is a temporary work permit that most foreign workers require, depending on the country of citizenship. A temporary work permits also necessary to enter Canada.
Temporary work visa can be issued by an employer who wishes to hire an employee for a temporary period. This can be done once the employer applies for labour market impact assessment, if necessary. It can also be issued to the employee if the employer extends temporary job offer.
How to Apply ?
The first step is to determine if you require a work permit to work in your desired work profile or job in Canada.
The next step is if you are eligible to apply for a Canadian work permit Which means all work permit applicants should prove:
Obtain a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from your potential employer, if required
In most cases, an employer must obtain a positive LMIA from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) before hiring a foreign worker. Once the employer obtains a positive LMIA, it must be sent to the foreign worker applicant for inclusion in the work permit application. The final step involves obtaining a job offer from your potential employer.
The work applicant should get a detailed offer letter from the employer. The job offer letter must prove that:
- Requirements for the job concerning: education, professional credentials, work experience, skills and licenses
- Details about the start date and end date of the job
- Details on salary and the way in which salary will be paid
- The name and address of the employer
- The address of the worker’s future workplace
- Contact information for a person at the company who is familiar with the job offer
Be above 18 years old Show a valid educational credential assessment from an approved agency Minimum one year of valid work experience and the job must be listed under National Occupation Classification [NOC] list. Achieve proficiency in one or both of the official languages of Canada (i.e., English or French) and meet the minimum level of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in all four language areas.
Visit visa is an immigration option that allows tourists to visit Canada for tourism and leisure period.
Canadian tourist visa is of two types:
These visa categories are based on how long a tourist is allowed to stay in Canada. Once the particular validity of the visa ends the visa expires.
A single-entry visa allows a tourist to enter Canada only once. Once this visa entry holder leaves Canada, he will need a new visa to re-enter except for if the tourist is travelling to the United States (including its territories and possessions) or St Pierre and Miquelon hear she will not need a new visitor visa to re-enter Canada.
A multiple entry visa allows a tourist to travel multiple times to come and go from Canada for six months at a time. This visa can be valid up to 10 years, or one month before the visa holder’s passport expires, anything that happens first applies for the expiry.
How to Apply ?
Apply on paper
Business visitor visa basic requirements
Barring the applicants from designated countries of origin [DCO] and visa-exempt countries, visitors from most nations may obtain a visa under business visitor category. The list of DCO is reviewed from time-to-time. Visitors from designated countries need to obtain TRV(Temporary Resident Visa).
Applicants must possess a valid passport and ensure that they are criminally and medically permissible to enter Canada.
Business visitors must be able to provide documentation establish their intended business activities in Canada. While visitors applying under this category should have their source of income, center of business and profits amassed outside of Canada.
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) Visa Subclass 400 should be applied if travelling for below purpose:
Business visitor visa entitlements
Applicants, once approved as business visitors are allowed to travel across Canada. Visa holders under this category are entitled to visit family, friends, and experience Canada’s cultural and tourism attractions. They can participate in trade shows and conferences; they can use the opportunity to not only meet prospective clients and take orders, but also to search for more rewarding business prospects and explore schools and educational institutions to pursue further studies. Moreover, they can conduct meetings with prospective recruiters and employers, and thereby explore options for extending their stay in Canada.