Canada Permanent Resident Visa


An Immigrant Friendly country

How to get a Canada Permanent Resident Visa?

Almost every Country’s citizens are eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Visa. India is one of the main sources of skilled immigrants for Canada. Every year many Indians apply for a Canada PR Visa in order to live in Canada as a permanent resident. Immigrant friendly policies of Canada encourage Indians to settle in the country. The federal government of Canada has targeted to invite 1.1 million new permanent residents between 2020 to 2022.

Canada has the following most popular immigration categories to apply for Canada PR Visa:

  • Express Entry Program
  • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
  • Family Class Immigration 
  • Quebec Immigration Program
What are the benefits of a Canada PR Visa?

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

  • Can live and work anywhere in Canada
  • Free world class health coverage
  • Free education for children upto 18 years of age 
  • Sponsor Your Relatives
  • Become a Canadian Citizen
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

The Express Entry program has streamlined immigration for professionals and made the process more transparent. 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. Key details of the program are:

  • This is an online program which has no cap on applicants and is open throughout the year
  • The program applies only to Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Traders Program, and Canadian Experience Class Immigration Program
  • You must submit an Expression of Interest and apply as an applicant under any type of job mentioned in Skill Types 0, A and B
  • Your profile will be evaluated based on points and will be placed in the applicant pool
  • Canadian provinces and employers will access this pool and find talent to meet their needs
  • The highest points holders are sent an Invitation to Apply for PR
  • The number of ITAs issued is based on the Annual Immigration Level

The Canada Express Entry Program relies on a points-based system to evaluate applicants. The main objective of this system is to identify applicants who have the highest chance of succeeding after they migrate to Canada. The points scale has a maximum score of 1200 and evaluates you and your spouse (if any) on your:

Age The highest level of education
Language skills Online registration CAD: 300 non-refundable (4 weeks)
Canadian work experience Other work experience
Skill transferability Other factors
Step by step Canada PR Visa process

Following are simple steps to apply for Canada PR Visa:

  1. Step 1 – Get ECA: You have to get your educational credentials assessed by an authorized Canadian Assessing Body to check the equivalency as per Canadian education.
  2. Step 2 – Complete your IELTS Exam: In the second step you need to attain the required IELTS scores or minimum 6 bands in each module of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
  3. Step 3 – Create an Express Entry Profile: Applicants will be required to create an Express Entry profile by registering themselves under the Federal government’s Express Entry program online. Express Entry profile is then submitted into the Express Entry pool.
  4. Step 4 – Apply for PNPs (Optional): In case the applicant wants to apply for a provincial nominee program, they can wait for an NOI or interest letter to apply under a PNP.
  5. Step 5 – Get an ITA: Once the applicant is able to clear the minimum required CRS score, they are issued the Invitation to Apply (ITA). Once they have the ITA, the applicant has 60 days to submit their application to IRCC with all the required documents.
  6. Step 6 – Medical and PCC: Applicants must undergo a medical examination as a mandatory requirement to apply for Canada PR Visa. Candidate must also obtain a PCC – Police Clearance Certificate.
  7. Step 7 – Application reviewed by IRCC: IRCC will review the Canada PR application by doing a background check and assess all the submitted documents. This process takes around 4 to 6 months.
  8. Step 8 – The biometric fee – Applicant receives a request for biometric and fingerprints.
  9. Step 9 – Passport Submission request & COPR – You receive a request to submit your passport for visa stamping and soon after that you get the Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR).
What is the Fee of Canada PR process?

To apply for Canada PR Visa, you are required to submit the following fees:

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: $85 CAD 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