Planning to apply for Canada PR? Step-by-Step Guide to Live Your Dream Life

Planning to apply for Canada PR? Step-by-Step Guide to Live Your Dream Life

If you are planning to migrate to Canada in 2023, rest assured that Canada has very flexible and simplified immigration policies. The Canadian Government plans to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023, and the target will increase to 485,000 in 2024. The continuous rise in immigration targets makes Canada a perfect country for newcomers seeking to permanently move to Canada.

In 2022, Canada admitted more than 405,000 newcomers, the most ever welcomed in a single year. Canada is now planning to break that record by welcoming nearly 432,000 by the end of 2023.

So, what is the step-by-step procedure to apply for a Canada PR visa from India? Before discussing that, let’s talk about some of the prominent aspects of permanent residency in Canada.

Benefits of getting Permanent Residency

As a Canadian permanent resident, you will enjoy several benefits. Some of them are listed below:

  1. A permanent residency visa status allows you to live, work, and study anywhere in Canada with no restrictions.
  2. You can apply for Canadian Citizenship after five years, provided you meet the basic eligibility requirements
  3. Get access to Social and family security services
  4. Receive protection under the Canadian law
  5. You can get free Health care and other benefits received by Canadian citizens.
  6. Free education for children and social provisions for the entire family.


Types of Canadian Immigration programs

The federal government of Canada runs over 80 immigration programs for foreign nationals who wish to move to Canada as permanent residents. Each program has its criteria and eligibility requirements for immigration. Some of the most popular ones are Express Entry, Provincial Nominee programs (PNPs), Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), the International Student Visa pathway, and business immigration.  Your selection for a Canada PR visa under any of these programs depends on the total points you score based on your age, education, work experience, language skills, and other factors.

Immigration programs under which you can apply for a Canada permanent residency visa.

  1. Skilled Immigrants Program (Express Entry)
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program ( FST)
  4. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  5. Start-up visa
  6. Investors Entrepreneurs and Self Employed
  7. Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)
  8. Provincial Nominee Program

Immigration to Canada: Step-by-step process

Step 1: Get your language test results

The process of obtaining a Canada PR visa starts with assessing your language skills. For this, you need to take an IELTS test to prove your ability to communicate effectively in English. You can also give a French language test to improve your overall band score.

Step 2: Create an Express Entry Profile

Now create an Express Entry Profile on the IRCC website to initiate the process for your PR visa.

Step 3: Complete your ECA

If your education was completed outside of Canada you should get your Education credentials assessed by a designated body. An ECA can provide an additional 150 points to your Comprehensive Ranking Score.

Step 4: Apply for a Provincial Nomination (optional)

You can also apply for one of the several provincial nomination programs managed by Canadian provinces. Getting a nomination under a PNP visa in Canada can give a boost of additional 600 points to your existing CRS score. 

Step 5: Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Once your application is selected, you will receive an Invitation to Apply. The ITA process requires you to submit an official PR visa application within 60 calendar days.

Step 6: Get a medical examination report and Police Clearance Certificate

In this step, you will need to undertake a health check-up with an approved physician and provide it to the IRCC. Additionally, you must also obtain a Police Clearance Certificate from each city or country you have resided in for more than six months.

Step 7: Receive Confirmation of PR Status

In this step, you will receive a confirmation of your permanent resident status. An immigration officer at the port of entry or a CIC office signs and dates this document when the permanent residence is finally granted. All permanent residents must show this document to provincial and territorial organizations to access services.

To know more about Canadian immigration from India, please call us at 8595338595 or mail us at [email protected].

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