Canada PR from India 

Learn How to apply for Canada PR from India. 

Canada PR from India 



CAD 1525

Processing time 
Approximately 12- 13 Months 

With this visa, you can

work, Live or study in Canada
sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
if eligible, become an eligible Citizen

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  • what is Canada's PR

  •  Canada PR Eligibility 

What is a Canada PR visa?

what is Canada's PR

Canada PR stands for "Permanent Residency in Canada." It refers to the status of a foreign national who has been granted the right to live and work in Canada permanently.  Canada PR has several benefits. Here are some of the key advantages:

1)Right to Live and Work:
As a Canadian permanent resident(PR) holder, you can live, work, or study anywhere in Canada.

2)Access to Social Services:
Canadian Permanent residents have complete access to social services such as Free health and Medicare and free education, which the government funds.

3)Protection & Safety:
Permanent residents in Canada are protected under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They have the same legal rights and protections as Canadian citizens.

4)Family Sponsorship:
As a Canadian PR holder, you can sponsor your blood relative permanently in Canada.

5)Access to Education:
Permanent residents have access to education at all levels in Canada. They can enroll in public schools, colleges, and universities and benefit from the high standard of education in the country.

 Canada PR Eligibility 

Canada PR Eligibility 

To be eligible for PR in Canada, you must meet the requirements set by the specific immigration program you are applying for. The most common pathway for PR in Canada is the Express Entry system, which includes the following eligibility criteria:

Please find the eligibility for PR in Canada

1) Points Score:
Applicant must score 67/100 points to qualify for PR in Canada. These points are based on your age, qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. You can calculate Canada PR Points by using the Canada PR Points Calculator.

2) Age:
You can get maximum points between the ages of 18 – 35. However, the maximum age limit is 50 years to apply for Canada PR from India. However, you will not get points beyond the age of 46.

3) Qualification:
You must have completed a post-secondary credential or an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a designated organization to show your foreign education equivalency. In addition, you must have qualifications relevant to your chosen NOC code from a recognized institution.

4) Work Experience:
You must have at least one year of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid work experience in a skilled occupation list within the last ten years. In addition, the work experience must satisfy the NOC 2021 TEER system.

5) Language Proficiency:
You must demonstrate proficiency in English or French. For example, you can write IELTS or CELPIP for English, and for French, TEF is required. Therefore, you need to meet the minimum language proficiency requirements CLB 7 (IELTS 6 bands in each)  score in Reading ,Writing,  Speaking  and Listening)

6) Settlement Fund:
You must demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to settle in Canada unless you have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer. This is crucial eligibility for PR in Canada. The required amount varies depending on the size of your family. you can find the proof of funds requirement  for Canada PR here 

7) Health & Security:
Another important eligibility for PR in Canada is health & security. Applicants and their accompanying family members must undergo medical exams and obtain police certificates to ensure they do not pose a health or security risk to Canada.

It is important to note that each immigration program may have specific requirements for Canada PR, and the eligibility for PR in Canada may change over time. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with our Canadian PR consultants at 750 383 2132 

In addition,you can fill out our Canada PR free assessment form for the most up-to-date information and understand Canada PR requirements from India.

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How to Get Canada PR  from India 

The process for obtaining Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada is typically as follows:

1. Determine Eligibility:
he first step before applying for Canada PR from India is to determine your eligibility criteria such as your points score, NOC code, IELTS requirements, suitable PR pathways (Express Entry or PNP), sufficient funds etc.  So It's crucial to know that the Canada PR eligibility criteriamay vary depending on the pathway you're applying to. Therefore, it's recommended to thoroughly research or seek assistance from the Aptech visa consultants if needed.

2. Educational Credential Assessment (ECA):
If you completed your education outside Canada, you may need to have your ECA to ensure that your qualifications are equivalent to Canadian standards.

3. Language Proficiency:
For Canada Permanent Residency (PR) applications, you need to prove your proficiency in English or French by taking language tests like IELTS or TEF. The minimum IELTS score required for Canada PR through Express entry is 6 bands in each module however through PNP minimum score is 4.5 bands. 

4. Express Entry OR PNP application
If you have a higher CRS score then you can submit your Canada PR application through Express Entry, but if your age is on the higher side or having a lower CRS score then it is advisable to apply for the Canada PNP program where you will have higher chances to invitation for Canada visa. 

5. Invitation to Apply (ITA):
Once you get an Invitation letter from EE profile or PNP Nomination letter then you need to submit your application for a Canada PR visa

6. Submit Application:
Complete and submit your PR application along with all required documents including medical, Police clearance.  You'll need to pay Canada PR application fees at this stage.

7. Biometrics:
You may be required to provide biometrics as part of the application process.

8. Wait for Processing:
Your application will be processed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The processing time can vary depending on the program, your country of residence, and other factors.

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Congratulations Mr Sukhwinder Singh for getting Canadian PR from India with a 4.5 bands score

 Canada PR  processing Time 

The processing time for Canada PR varies depending on the immigration program an applicant is applying for, as well as the volume of applications being processed at any given time. Please find the Canada PR processing time through various programs below:
1) Canada PR processing time through Express Entry:
The processing time for Canada PR through Express Entry is6-7 Months.
Application typeProcessing time in months
 Canada Express Entry 6-7 months

2) Canada PR processing time through the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP):

The Canada PR processing time if applications submitted through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may take up to 12- 14 months to process.

 PNP Processing time in months
 Ontario PNP 3 - 4 months for Ontario nomination
 Saskatchewan PNP 6 - 8 months for SK nomination
 Manitoba PNP 4 - 5 months  for Manitoba nomination
 Nova Scotia PNP 6 - 8 months for Nova Scotia nomination
 Alberta PNP 4 - 5 months  for Alberta
 British Columbia PNP 5 - 6 months for British Columbia nomination

It is important to note thatprocessing times can change frequently due to various factors, including government policies, staffing levels, and the number of applications received. Additionally, some applications may be processed more quickly than others.
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Canada PR cost?

The cost of obtaining a Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada is completely based on the visa application type. Please find the Canada PR cost  here.

 Canada PR application typeCanada PR cost in CAD $ Canada PR cost in India Rs.
 (if 1 CAD to Rs. 60)
 Education Credential cost $ 240 Rs. 14,400
 Canada PR application per adult $ 1525 Rs. 92,000
Canada PR application fee per child $ 260 Rs. 16,000
Biometric fee per person $ 85 Rs. 5100
Biometric cost per family $ 170 Rs. 10,200
Medical examination fees $ 100 
 Rs. 6000
PNP fees (if applicable) $ 350 - 1500

Rs.21000 - 90000
Language proficiency Examination fees $ 250 Rs.15,000
Please note:
The Canada PR costs are subject to change, and different factors may apply depending on your specific situation and the immigration program you choose. Remember that these costs are separate from any fees associated with professional advice or assistance you may seek during the application process.

Bank balance for Canada PR?

The bank balance for Canada Permanent Residency (PR) completely depends on the immigration stream and the number of family members included in the Application. The purpose of showing your bank balance for Canada PR is to demonstrate that you have sufficient finances to support yourself and your family when you arrive in Canada. This is to ensure that you can cover your living expenses while you establish yourself in the country.

The amount of funds required may vary based on the size of your family and other factors. Please note you need to provide the past 6 months of bank statements to demonstrate sufficient funds. The exact requirements are subject to change,

Please find the funds/ bank balance required for Canada PR, updated on 4 May 2024.
Number of Members Funds in CADFunds in Indian Rs. (if 1 CAD= Rs. 60)
 1 $14,690 Rs. 8,81,400
 2 $18,288 Rs. 10,97,280
 3 $22,483 Rs. 13,48,980
 4 $27,297 Rs. 16,37,820
 5 $30,690 Rs. 18,41,400
 6 $34,917 Rs.  20,95,020
 7 $38,875 Rs.  23,32,500

Who Does not show the fund/ bank balance for Canada PR?

If you are applying for Canada PR through the Canada Experience class program or have a job offer letter from a Canadian Employer, then you need not show funds for Canada PR. 

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    Canada PR: FAQ
    Please find the most frequently asked question for Canada PR; it may help you in your Canada immigration journey. 
    Q. What is Canada PR?

    Canada PR stands for Canada Permanent Residency. It is a status that allows foreign nationals to live, work, and study in Canada permanently.

    Q. Can Indians get Canada PR?
    Yes, Indians can easily getCanada PR through various pathways like Express Entry, PNP streams, Family Sponsorship, etc. Many Skilled workers, such as Healthcare Professionals, Tech and IT workers, Accountants, Managers, etc., from India regularly apply for Canada PR and also quickly secure it.
    Q. How much bank balance is required for Canada PR?

    For a single individual, the minimum required funds are set at $13,757 in Canadian dollars. The required amount increases with the number of dependents, with the suggested funds for a family of two being $17,127 CAD. The required funds continue to rise for families with more members by $3,706. It is advised that applicants showcase the entire required amount or more in their financial profiles or immigration applications, which can be in the form of various financial assets such as Bank Balances, PF, PPF, FDs, mutual funds, and investments in the share market.

    Q: What is the age limit for Canada PR?

     The minimum age for applying for Canada PR is 18 years, and the maximum age till you can get points is 47; people applying in the age bracket of 18 to 35 score maximum points after that, people in the age bracket 36 to 47 the scores start to decline. If an applicant is applying through SINP, then you can apply by the age of 55.

    Q: How much does Canada PR cost?

    The Canada PR processing fee is $850, and the right of permanent residence fee is $515, totalling $1,365.

    If you are including your spouse or partner in the application, then you need to pay an additional $1,365 CAD. Additionally, if you are including a dependent child, there is an additional fee of $230 per child.

    Q: What is the fastest way to get PR in Canada?

    As a skilled worker, if you are planning to make a move to Canada, then Express Entry Pathway is your ticket to Immigrate to Canada at the earliest possible time. Also, the higher your CRS score, the earliest you get the invite. Your scores are based on age, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Education and Adaptability points.

    Q: Which consultancy is best for Canada PR?

    Aptech Visa is one of the best Canada PR consultancy because:
    Has been in the immigration business for the past 15 years
    Assessed more than 60,000 cases
    99% approval rate
    Experienced and professional case processing team
    Available for you 24*7
    Quick processing

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