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Canada Permanent Resident Visa

The Government of Canada has opened the doors of possibilities for aspiring immigrants through the Canadian Express Entry Program.  It was introduced on 1st January 2015 and it has helped in filling the gaps by allowing the entry of Skilled Migrants to Canada. This mode of appointing Permanent Resident (PR) Status is a two-way road, which helps the economy of the country and also lucratively helps the immigrants.  The scrutiny of the candidature is based on the point basis of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the eligible candidates are allotted a PR Status.

The Permanent Residency (PR) Status of the Canadian Government is sought by two pathways – Express Entry Program and Provincial Nominee Program(PNP). The PR Status in both the cases is provided for five years and it is a family visa.  With the PR Status immigrant is allotted with rights and freedom equal to the full Canadian citizen. While Express Entry allocates the right to settle anywhere in the country, the PNP grants the PR status for a particular province only.

Benefits of Express Entry Program

  • The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) appoints rankings to prospective immigrants and provides both employers and employees with a clear view of immigration through all stages
  • Applicants can be screened in as little as 6 months
  • Being a federal immigration system, once selected candidates are invited directly for PR.
  • Those immigrating through the Express Entry Program are eligible to settle anywhere in Canada
  • It provides candidates with the freedom to settle anywhere in Canada.


Canada PR Express Entry Processing Time 2018

The average time taken by the IRCC to evaluate immigration applications is 6 months or less.

It’s hard to wait to achieve your dream of immigration, but there is time duration to complete the overall process. Generally, your application will be valid for 12 months in the pool of candidates. Your profile will be compared as many as times a draw conducted, but if you score maximum, only then your profile will be selected and an ITA will be issued.

Processing time tells you how long it took Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to process your application. Under Express Entry, Canada goal is to make final decisions on complete applications received under Express Entry in six months or less in 80% of cases.



What are the steps to be followed for applying for a PR Status in Canada?

In order to apply to Canada for a PR status there are series of steps which you should follow:

  • Step #1: Hire a reputable and good consultancy firm which has a good track record and offers assured results
  • Step #2: Undertake the IELTS examination to establish your language proficiency
  • Step #3: Under the Pre – assessment of your candidature with the help of you Immigration Consultants
  • Step #4: Start your application Process – through Express Entry Program or Provincial Nominee Program
  • Step #5: Complete the documentation process – Education and work experience documents authentication is required
  • Step #6: Get ready with your proof of funds to ensure that you are capable of surviving in Canada
  • Step #7: Be ready with Medical Checkup and Police verification record
  • Step #8: Get ready for filing your Visa application
  • Step #9: Prepare for your departure to Canada