How can you apply for a Canada PR from India? What is the process?

It’s the golden time to apply for Permanent Visa for Canada from India with eased immigration requirement from Canadian Government. If you are going to apply for immigration as the skilled worker, you can choose any category listed below.

Express Entry System- Federal Skilled Worker Program Category

This System was launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in January 2015. The system is called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which is basically a point system, Ranking of the candidates based on a score called CRS score. The score is cumulative of the total point score you have achieved based on your skills and qualification

What are the requirements?

The basic requirements to apply for Canada PR via express entry are as given below:

Get the Language proficiency test for English or French or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Obtain the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) done by WES or any other similar assessing authority.

Once, you have received the above documents then you have to create a profile on the federal express entry system and score minimum 67 points in this category of express entry to qualify as an applicant. You can check your eligibility with any FSWP Canada Immigration Point Calculator available online.

When you get accepted into the express entry pool of applicants than IRCC will launch draws and announce the cut off marks as well. So, if you get selected in any of the express entry draws than you will become eligible to receive Canada PR.

How long does it take to get the PR?


Express Entry is the fastest way to get a visa to Canada from India. The process claims to your application within 6 months of receiving the same.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

It belongs to different provinces or states of Canada. These PNPs run in coordination with the federal government. A few of the key Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are given below:

• Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
• Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
• Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
• British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
• Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)

This program is also a point-based immigration program that belongs to Quebec province of Canada. Quebec is the bilingual province, wherein people speak both English and French. So if you have proficiency in Canada, it will be helpful to gain more points. You can apply for this program via Mon Projet Quebec online system.

Canada has recently introduced many changes to express entry system and other immigration program requirements, hence, to apply for Canada PR with pinpoint accuracy, it is wise to seek assistance from an ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) accredited Canadian Visa Consultancy firm.

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