Stay

  • Permanently

Canada PR fee

  • C$ 1525 for single
  • C$ 2850 for couple
  • C$ 3075 for three members

Canada PR Processing Time

  • 12 months

Processing Time

  • 3-4 months

With this visa you can

  • Live, work, and study in Canada.
  • Include dependent children, aged 22 and under, in your visa application.

Eligibility

  • Must be at least 18 years old to apply for Canada PR.
  • Language proficiency minimum 6 bands in each.
  • Must have at least 1 years of work experience.
  • Sufficient funds to support yourself and your family.

Live, work and settle in Canada!

Canada is a popular immigration destination for people from all over the world. It is a perfect destination for Indians to live, work, and settle permanently in the country because of its high quality of life, strong professional prospects, and safe environment.

In addition, the maple country welcomes immigrants through a variety of immigration pathway programs with relatively simple procedures and faster visa processing periods.

Permanent Residence in Canada is a five-year multiple-entry visa that allows foreign skilled employees to work and stay in Canada. You can seek to become a Canadian citizen after three years of residency and work with a Canadian PR card!After five years, you can extend or renew your visa!

Canada PR Benefits

  • Free education for children up to higher secondary.
  • Employment benefits in natural calamities, pandemics, or recession cases.
  • Various healthcare benefits.
  • Allows the permanent resident to become a citizen of Canada after completing tenure of 3 years on a PR visa.
  • Allows working and settling in the USA after three years on a PR visa under the NAFTA agreement.
  • Gives the benefit of sponsoring one’s family members on a temporary or permanent residency visa.

Canada PR Eligibility criteria.

You must check the criteria for eligibility requirements to find out if you are eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

To be able to apply for Canada PR through the Express Entry system, you must have a minimum score of 67 points out of 100.

Age Maximum 12 points
Education Maximum 25 points
Language Proficiency Maximum 28 points (English and/or French)
Work Experience Maximum 15 points
Adaptability Maximum of 10 points
Arranged employment Additional 10 points (not mandatory).

To be eligible under the Canada FSW program, you need to satisfy the following requirements.

  • Age:
  • The applicant must be aged 18 or above but below 49 years.

    Age Points
    Below 18 0
    18- 35 12
    36 11
    37 10
    38 9
    39 8
    40 7
    41 6
    42 5
    43 4
    44 3
    45 2
    46 1
    47 or older than that 0
  • Qualification:
  • The applicant must have a Canadian or equivalent to Canada standard qualification from a recognized university/ institution. Qualification specialization requirements may vary as per the NOC code.

    Degree / Qualification Points
    PhD or equivalent 25
    Master’s or equivalent 23
    Double Bachelor 22
    Bachelor 21
    Diploma (3 years) after completing 12th 19
    Diploma (3 years) after completing 10th 15
    Schooling till 12th 05
  • Work Experience:
  • Applicant must have at least 12-months of full-time, paid, continuous relevant work experience in the NOC skills set O, A & B in the past ten years before submitting the Permanent Residency application.

    Please note some occupations require specific educations or license so, please check here before applying your Express entry application.

    Years of Work Experience Points
    1 9
    2-3 years 11
    4-5 years 13
    6 years or more 15
  • Language ability:
  • All applicant who intends to apply for Canada Express entry must prove their English/ French language ability through IELTS, CELPIP or TEF.

    To apply for Canada Express entry, you must have six bands in your IELTS. Having less than six bands makes you ineligible to apply for Canada Express entry; in this case, you can use another program such as Canada PNP; contact our immigration expert for more detail.

    English Language Test as a first Language

    CLB Score Speaking Listening Reading Writing
    CLB 9 or more 7 8 7 7
    CLB 8 6.5 7.5 6.5 6.5
    CLB 7 6 6 6 6
    CLB 6 5.5 5.5 5 5.5

    French Language as a secondary test

    CLB level Points
    CLB 4 (minimum 4 in all the 4 abilities) 4
    Less than 4 0
  • Settlement Funds:
  • The settlement fund is also mandatory to apply for Canada express entry; please note you must maintain the settlement funds throughout the process.

    The amount of money you need to support your family depends on the size of your family. To calculate the size of your family, you must include

    1. Yourself
    2. Your spouse or partner
    3. Your dependent children include them even if they’re permanent residents or Canadian citizens not coming to Canada with you.

  • Health Requirements:
  • To apply for Canada express entry, the applicant needs to go through a health examination to ensure no danger/threat to the people of Canada.

  • Police clearance requirements:
  • To apply for Canada Express entry, you & your family must be of good character, so you need to provide a Police clearance certificate from your local police station or the regional passport office where you stayed six months or more in the row from 18 years or above.

Calculate Your PR Points

What is Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)?

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a point-based system for evaluating and ranking your profile in the Express Entry pool.The CRS system is used to identify highly skilled candidates from the Express Entry pool. They are then invited to apply for permanent residence by the Canadian government.

Points are allotted to the following categories:

  • Age
  • Level of education
  • Official language proficiency
  • Second official language
  • Canadian work experience.

Total CRS Score = Max. Points 1200

  • Core/Human Capital = 500 Max points
  • Skill Transferability Factor = 100 Points
  • Additional Factors) = 600 Maximum points

How to Improve CRS score?

You can improve your CRS score by following the tactics shared below:

  1. Try to increase your IELTS score by following this mantra, i.e., Practice, Practice, and Practice.
  2. Secure an LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) Approved Job Offer.
  3. Take the Route by applying through PNP’s.
  4. Keep yourself informed about the modifications that take place in the whole process.
  5. Write French exam TEF.

Check Your CRS Score

Canada PR Process

When it comes to immigration, Canada never dissatisfied any of the immigrants. This maple country never misses a chance to hog the limelight of millions of aspirants all over the globe. Whether it’s the number of immigration programs, a plethora of job opportunities, and eligibility for Canadian citizenship within three years of permanent residence (PR) status in Canada, or be in any case, this maple country is everyone’s favorite.

Moreover, Canada’s PR process is immigrant-friendly, easy, and flexible. So, do you have a dream of getting a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa?

Follow the step-by-step guide for the application process for a Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

An Insight into the Canada PR Process

  • Step 1 Check Eligibility:
  • Canada PR operates through the 67-federal points system, under which points are allotted based on certain factors, such as:

    • Age,
    • Qualification,
    • Relevant work experience,
    • Language Proficiency,
    • Adaptability,
    • Arranged employment.

    So, before initiating the Canadian PR application, you need to make sure that you are meeting Canadian Permanent Resident Visa requirements.

  • Step 2 Go for ECA (Educational Credential Assessment):
  • In order to prove that your education is equivalent and meets the Canadian educational standards, you need to provide the concerned authorities with the ECA that too approved by the relevant assessing authorities such WES, IQAS, ICAS, etc.

    It also indicates that you have the knowledge needed in the particular line of work to perform successfully. Therefore, it is an important document that you need to support of your Canada PR.

  • Step 3 Create Express Entry Account:
  • After completing the ECA process, you need to create an Express Entry profile. You need to fill out your complete, accurate detail such as personal, Qualification, relevant experience, IELTS, Funds detail, etc. To complete your Express Entry profile, you’ll need valid Information from certain mandatory documents, for example.

    • language test results
    • Your NOC (National Occupational Classification) Job title and Code

    You may exit the profile at any time. There is no need to worry as your Information is confidential, and it gets saved in your account automatically. All you have is 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry Profile. Otherwise, you’ll need to commence the whole process from scratch.

    However, creating an express entry profile is not mandatory for applying for a Canadian PR visa. If you have less than six bands in IELTS, you can directly apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa through the Canada PNP route.

  • Step 4 Be ready for PNP Option:
  • In case you have a lower CRS score. There is no need to worry. You can improve your CRS score by getting a provincial nominee certificate. Getting PNP approval is the best way to boost the 600 CRS score significantly.

    Many PNP’s such as Saskatchewan PNP, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island does not require any CRS to issue nominations.

    Easiest PNP To Get Canada PR

  • Step 5 Get ITA and submit the documents:
  • Once you reach the threshold of minimum CRS score, you’re issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply). Once you’ve grabbed the ITA, you have a time limit of 60 days within which you need to submit your Canadian Permanent Resident Visa application to the IRCC that too along with a proper set of documents & visa application fee.

  • Step 6 Biometric and Fly into the World of Opportunities:
  • Now, the last step you need to do to pull your dreams into the daylight is to submit your biometrics fees.

    All those aged 14-79 need to pay a biometric fee of about CAD 85 (4860 INR). Then, once you get your passport stamped with a Canada PR visa, you can fly to your Dream Destination, Canada.

    Note: The maximum biometric fee for a family of 2 or more than, who are applying at the same time and place, the costs are CAD 170.

Canada PR processing time

The CIC office Canada will consider your Canada PR processing time from the date your application is received.

It is hard to predict exactly how soon your Canada PR application will be approved because Canada PR processing time depends upon the following parameters.

  • Have you submitted a complete application for Canada PR?
  • Have you paid the correct Canada PR fee, as per the Canada PR stream?
  • How long it takes to verify your credentials?
  • How quickly CIC receives the response from the applicant on the ADR?
  • Number of current applications waiting to be processed?
  • Type of application you have applied for your Canada PR visa.

Please find Canada PR Processing Time as per Canada PR streams / programs

  • Canada PR processing time for Federal Skilled workers, Express Entry, PNP
  • Express entry 6 to 8 months
    PNP Online 9 to 11 months
    PNP offline 15 to 19 months

  • Canada PR processing time through Family Sponsor
  • Spouse Sponsor 12 to 14 months
    Parent Sponsor 20 to 24 months
    Child Sponsor 10 to 18 months

  • Canada short term visas processing time
  • Tourist / Visitor visas 15 Days
    Student visa 12 weeks
    Super visa 30 days
    Work permit 9 weeks

    You can calculate your Canada PR current processing time through the Canada PR processing time calculator.

Canada PR Document Requirement

The applications that do not contain the following documents will be marked as incomplete and rejected by the concerned authorities.
The documents are:

  1. Medical Examination Confirmation.
  2. Police Certificates.
  3. A Valid Passport.
  4. A Valid Proof of Work Experience.
  5. Other Mandatory Documents.
  6. Copy of Birth Certificate.
  7. Proof of studies.
  8. Marriage Certificate.
  9. Proof of funds.
  10. Evidence of common-law union and cohabitation.
  11. Provincial or Territorial Certificate.
  12. Letter of offer from the employers.

Canada PR fee

Canada PR visa fee depends upon the number of applicants in your application. And most important, the program through which you are applying for your Canada PR visa. You can pay your Canada PR fee by credit card.

Please find Canada PR fee for Economic Program

  • Electronic Education credential Assessment
  • Primary Applicant CAD 227
    Spouse ECA CAD 227

  • Express Entry fee
  • Creating an Express Entry Account or applying for Express Entry does not pertain any charges.

  • Canada PNP fee
  • Every PNP of Canada has its own fee that falls between CAD 350 – CAD 1500. Depending upon the province you are applying for.

  • Canada PR application Fee
  • Primary Applicant CAD 825
    Spouse applicant CAD 825
    Child per applicant CAD 225

  • Canada PR Passport stamping fee
  • Primary Applicant CAD 500
    Spouse applicant CAD 500
    Child per applicant No fee

  • Canada PR biometric fee
  • Per person CAD 85
    Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) CAD 170

  • Other expenditures involved in Canada PR
  • Health Examination per person Rs. 5000
    Police clearance certificate Rs. 1000
    IELTS per attempt Rs. 15000

  • How to pay your Canada PR fees
  • You can pay your Canada PR fee by your credit card, and if you’re already in Canada, you can pay your Canada PR fee online through ( net banking) debit card & credit card.

    Please note the Canada PR application fee is not refundable if your application is refused/ rejected.

New Fee to apply for Canada PR
Program Applicants Current fee New fee April 30, 2022
Right of Permanent Residence Fee Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 500 $ 515
Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Principal applicant $ 825 $ 850
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 825 $ 850
Accompanying dependent child $ 225 $ 230
Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Principal applicant $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Business (Federal and Quebec) Principal applicant $ 1,575 $ 1,625
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 825 $ 850
Accompanying dependent child $ 225 $ 230
Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsorship fee $ 75 $ 75
Sponsored principal applicant $ 475 $ 490
Sponsored dependent child $ 75 $ 75
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Protected Persons Principal applicant $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public Policy Principal applicant $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $ 550 $ 570
Accompanying dependent child $ 150 $ 155
Permit Holders Principal applicant $ 325 $ 335
Canada federal skilled worker / Economic Immigration Program
Canada Family Sponsor Program
Canada temporary resident visa

You can get Canada PR by following step – by – step procedure of the Canada PR process. The Canada PR process involves many steps. Some crucial steps are given below:

  1. Get your Education credentials assessed;
  2. Get sufficient IELTS score (minimum 6 bands);
  3. Make an Express Entry profile;
  4. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI);
  5. Wait for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the IRCC;
  6. Apply for the Canada PR visa to the IRCC within 90 days after the invitation;
  7. Submit biometrics and passport for visa stamp if the outcome is positive; and
  8. Move to Canada permanently.

No, the Canada PR process is elaborate but not so difficult. The process has to be followed step by step to successfully obtain the Canada PR visa.

An applicant requires minimum of 67 out of 100 in order to apply for the Canada PR visa.

The processing time for the Canada PR visa depends upon the type of visa application you applied for the Canada PR. Some of the applications’ processing time is given below:

  1. Canada PR via Express Entry program-6-8 months;
  2. Canada PR via PNP requests in Express Entry- 6 months;
  3. Quebec Skilled Worker Program-12-16 months; and
  4. Canada PR via base PNP stream outside Express Entry system- 15-19 months.

The fee for the Canada PR includes various fees paid by the applicant to cover the requirements for the Canada PR. Some of the basic fees included in the overall cost of the Canada PR are given below:

  1. ECA fee for the primary applicant- CAD 205;
  2. ECA fee for spouse- CAD 205;
  3. Express entry fee- No fee as of now;
  4. Canada PNP fee- Ranges from CAD 350- CAD 1,500;
  5. Canada PR application fee- CAD 825 each for primary applicant, spouse and the child;
  6. Passport stamping fee- CAD 500 each for the primary applicant and the spouse. No fee for the child.
  7. Biometric fee- CAD 85 per person and CAD 170 per family of two or more;
  8. Health Examination – INR 5,000 per person;
  9. Police Clearance certificate- INR 1,000 per person; and
  10. IELTS fee- INR 15,000 per attempt.

The Canada PR points are calculated based on certain factors such as age, work experience, language proficiency (English and French), educational experience, adaptability and arranged employment.

Any score above the minimum score of 67 can get you Canada PR as long as you comply with other requirements also.

Yes, 75 is a good score to apply for the Canada PR but there are other requirements to fulfill in order to acquire the Canada PR finally. This score does not assure alone the availability of the Canada PR.

Although all the PNP are easy to get a Canada PR too, Ontario and Saskatchewan are the easiest provinces to get the Canada PR of because of their flexible and soft requirements for Canada PR.

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