Canada PR Visa

Looking for Permanent Resident to Canada? This is very good news for who are waiting for Canada Immigration: The Government of Canada has officially rolled out Express Entry System in January 2015 to ease the immigration policies to attract the migrant communities; it is an electronic system through which immigration authorities can manage applications for Permanent Residence the economic immigration programs. It comes under the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Canada Express Entry Visa

Know about Canada's Express Entry immigration selection process for potential Canadian immigration candidates and for Canadian employers interested in hiring internationally.

Immigrants who are interested in migrating to Canada needs to complete the profile through Express Entry System, it is the first step that the immigrants needs to complete for the enrolment and it can be performed anytime. There are no limitations on the number of applicants that will be accepted to the Express Entry pool.

Applicants who are selected under the Express Entry pool will get an invitation option to apply for the Permanent Residence, many rounds of invitation offers will be sent regularly over the course of each year. The immigrant authorities will only select the top ranking candidates, it clearly indicates the candidates with required skills is on the top list the government no matter when they were selected under the express entry pool.

Requirements through which candidates are selected under Express Entry System:
  • Must have English/ French language skills
  • Education and
  • Work experience


The main objective of this economic immigration programs is to contribute to economy of the country, skilled worker who have settled in Canada on permanent basis are a potential human resources for the Canadian labour market. Applicants who have successfully cleared the skilled worker programs will receive a Canadian Immigration visa.
There are several options can be considered for skilled worker of professional, they can either opt for federal program or if they know which province in which they are planning to reside. Considering these options candidates can select their provincial program.

There are different categories through which the immigrants can apply such as:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Applicants applying for the Canada Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program have to meet the following requirements:
  • The applicant must have a full-time permanent job offer by a Canadian employer or must be an international student enrolled into a PhD program in Canada or a PhD graduate from a Canadian University within the past 12 months.
  • The applicant must have full-time work experience of at least one year or equivalent part-time work experience. The work experience must be under the Canadian National Occupation Classification (NOC), which categorizes skills as type 0 (managerial occupation), type A (professional occupations) and type B (technical occupations and skilled trades).
  • The applicant must demonstrate proficiency in one of Canada’s two official languages i.e. English and/or French.
  • Applicants must obtain a minimum of 67 points out of 100 points. According to CIC if your score is higher or equivalent to 67 you can immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker. If your score is lower than 67, you do not qualify to migrate to Canada as a skilled worker but you can opt for any other visa program.
Once the eligibility requirements are met, the applicant is required to demonstrate that he/she has sufficient funds to support him and any dependents after his/her arrival in Canada. In addition to these requirements, the applicant and his/her dependents must undergo medical examination and obtain security clearance

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Candidates who want to become Permanent Residents under the Federal Skilled Trades Program will be considered based on the qualified skilled trade criteria. They should plan to live outside the Province of Quebec, because it has its own laws to select skilled workers.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

There are many requirements under Canadian Experience Class needs to be cleared by the candidates such as he / she must have 12 months of full time or an equivalent amount in part – time skilled work experience in Canada in the last three years. The authorities will consider the work experience in Canada with the proper authorization.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Most provinces and territories in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants (individuals and their families) based on its immigration needs and the applicant’s intention to settle in that province. Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP Canada) enables Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada to attract immigrants to their region.

Provinces & territories participating in PNP Canada.

  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Saskatchewan
  • British Columbia
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories

To immigrate to Canada as a provincial nominee you must:

  • Apply and complete the provincial nomination process of the Province or Territory you wish to settle in.
  • Each province and territory has its own immigration program with varying requirements, except for Quebec, which has a different system from Canada altogether.
  • Demonstrate the skillset and ability to contribute to the economy of the province/territory you are applying to.
  • Receive a Provincial Nomination Certificate from the province/territory.

After you receive the Provincial Nomination Certificate:

  • Send an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for Permanent Residence.
  • A CIC officer will assess your application based on the Canadian Immigration requirements. These applications will not be assessed based on the six selection factors of the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
    All applicants must:
  • Complete and pass a medical examination.
  • Have security clearance.
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to support himself/herself and his/her dependents after arriving in Canada.
Each province and territory has its own program stream, identifying applicants that demonstrate the ability and skills to contribute to the growth and prosperity of that province and territory in Canada.

Express Entry Canada

Candidates must submit their profile online through Express Entry Prior to this candidates were selected on the basis of first come, first serve basis. But now the candidates were selected on ranking basis those meet the requirements federal economic immigration will be selected into the express entry pool
Since its launch in January 2015, Canada has welcomed over 43,000 economic immigrants through the Express Entry system. The Express Entry system is a fast-track system for immigration for highly skilled workers and students.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), applicants selected under the Express Entry Program are skilled workers who possess the ability to contribute to the development of Canada’s economy. The skills and abilities of a candidate are assessed based on a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) where the Canadian government assesses and awards scores to applicants in order to rank them in the Express Entry pool. Applicants with the highest scores and ranking are sent an invitation to apply (ITA) from Canada.

In order to get into the Express Entry pool and be eligible for Canadian Immigration the applicant needs to meet the requirements of one of the following programs:
  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • The Canadian Experience Class.
They will be assessed according to a skills based ranking system that looks at:
  • Language proficiency skills
  • Academic qualification
  • Canadian work experience
  • Other factors that lead to success in Canada (e.g. provincial/territorial trade certificate)

Invitations to Apply for Canada Permanent Resident (ITA)

Candidates invited to apply for Permanent Residence need to produce authentic documents to the immigration authorities, there should not be any inconsistencies with information provided for express entry profile and application. If the authorities found difference with the information process of the application will be rejected and they will be barred for five years from applying for permanent resident status. Enclose documents to prove your application Permanent Residence

After receiving invitation from the authority Permanent Residence, candidates will have 60 days to submit their application, having authentic documents ready will make it easier to apply within the 60 days. Language Proficiency Test

In order to clear the immigration process the candidates must prove their skills by enrolling in a language test, the agencies should be approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and pay the cost. After taking the test candidates must enclose the photocopy of the test result sheet. The original test result sheet will be asked in the later stages, candidates can prove the language skill test in French or English.
Police Certificate The candidates must undergo police checks in order clear all the immigration process, it is a mandatory procedure for all the immigrants. Police certificate demonstrate that the candidates does not have any criminal record.



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