Permanent Residency Visa in Canada

1. Introduction

Most candidates shy away from migration because it takes a little longer than the other options. What they do not realize is that this is the easiest, simplest & best way to enter a country. You are treated on par with the local citizen; you avail of all benefits & privileges. And you get a strong steady foothold in the country. After spending three years in the country, you automatically become eligible for citizenship & passport.

2. Why choose Canada?

The Canadian Government has a friendly Immigration policy to achieve its social and economic goals and offers temporary and permanent residency visas to applicants all over the world.

  • 1. Security and Freedom:
    • a. Enjoy all the benefits equal to a citizen
    • b. No restriction on the Visa
    • c. Can work anywhere and in any sector
    • d. Sponsor family members and relatives to migrate to Canada
  • 2. Health and Social Benefits:
    • a. Free health treatments with cheaper insurance for health coverage
    • b. Offers security payments and assistance to students, parents, families, retirees, the unemployed, and for the physically handicapped. Sponsor family members and relatives to migrate to Canada
  • 3. Benefits of Canadian Permanent Residency:
    • a. Multiple Entry Visa (Initially granted for 5 years)
    • b. It’s a family visa – spouse and children also get Permanent Residency
    • c. The spouse can work full time
    • d. Free education for your children below 18 years
    • e. Medical Benefits for the entire family
    • f. Can be eligible for Citizenship after 1095 days of stay
    • g. Work anywhere and in any sector interested.

3. Why Migrate to Canada?

Besides the great pay and job opportunities another benefit you’ll get when working in Canada is the great work environment. Strong Economy: Everybody talks about the global financial crisis, a lot of countries suffer from it, but Canada remained relatively untouched by these negative effects

  • 1. Good quality of life and excellent lifestyle
  • 2. Great career opportunities
  • 3. Excellent Weather
  • 4. Warm and friendly people and a multicultural society
  • 5. Canadian PR helps you to become a Canadian citizen after 4 years.
  • 6. The PR holders can be sponsored by relatives who are based on the residence criteria.
  • 7. The PR holders who are born inside Canada are considered Canadian citizens from birth itself
  • 8. Top-quality education opportunities
  • 9. Open work permit, multiple entries, and family visa
  • 10. Can travel to Most countries including USA, UK, and Australia without Visa after citizenship
  • 11. Great career opportunities

4. Eligibility

All applicants must satisfy all of the following prerequisites:

  • 1. Occupation should fall under the Demand list
  • 2. Age should be 18 or above
  • 3. The point-based system should get at least 67 points
  • 4. Minimum 1 year of experience in relevant field (Depending on case to case )
  • 5. Should be Graduate / Diploma, P.G Degree / PhD.
  • 6. English Proficiency : IELTS (Score Depend on your profile)
  • Points Based Migration
  • General Points Based Test is based on
    • a. Age
    • b. Academic Qualifications
    • c. Work Experience
    • d. Language Proficiency
  • Minimum pass mark : 67 points out of 100

5. External (Embassy) Process

This is a 4-stage process.
  • Step 1 : ECA (Education Credential Assessment) by WES (World Education Society) or any approved body as suggested by CIC.
  • Step 2 : EOI (Expression of Interest) to lodge an online application with the requisite IELTS score & other language score and enter the Online Application Pool. The selection process will happen based on a new system Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
  • Step 3 : CIC (Visa Filing) upon receiving an ITA (Invitation to Apply) Lodge an online PR Visa application within 90 days to CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada)
  • Step 4 : Upon Approval – The applicant will receive the Visa grant letter and make the necessary travel arrangements.

6. VISA/Embassy & Other Fees

  • 1. ECA – 322 CAD per applicant (by WES) it may vary based on the authority.
  • 2. IELTS – 14000 INR per person
  • 3. CIC Visa Fees – Primary Applicant - 825 CAD, Spouse - 825 CAD, Per child - 225 CAD
  • 4. PCC & Medical – 5000 INR (Approximately)
  • 5. Landing Fees - Primary Applicant - 500 CAD, Spouse - 500 CAD, Per child - no fees

7. Process Time

  • ECA – 20 - 45 Business Days
  • EOI – 14 days to 1 year (Application can remain in the pool for a maximum of 1 year and needs to be submitted again)
  • CIC - 3 to 6 months based on the country of application.

8. Critical Documents

  • For ECA – Transcripts in a sealed envelope for all higher education credentials (Diploma/Bachelor’s/Master’s/Ph.D.).
  • For EOI – Only online application documents are not required, however, one must keep the ECA report and IELTS score ready to file for the Online application.
  • For CIC Visa Filing -
    • a. ITA (Invitation to Apply)
    • b. Education Documents (Mark sheets, Convocation certificates, etc)
    • c. Experience Documents (Roles & Responsibility Letter, Experience, Relieving Letters, pay slips, etc)
    • d. IELTS Score Card
    • e. ECA report
    • f. Police Clearance Certificate (You may need a police certificate from any country or territory that you have spent six months or more since the age of 18).
    • g. Medical Certificate
    • h. Bank Statement (Funds must be available for a period of 1 – 3 months prior to visa filing)
    • i. Other Documents (As suggested and requested based on the case scenarios).

9. Conclusion

There are so many opportunities for doing a job in Canada. You can get a very good salary. The best part is you have the option to get a great future. If you want you and your family can settle over there permanently after getting citizenship. Don’t think a second time just check which visa would be most suitable for you.