List of Documents Required for Canada PR from India
Do you want to work & settle in Canada? Apply for a Canada PR visa now. Canada PR visa is a document issued by Citizenship Immigration Canada. Canada PR visa gives you the right to stay in Canada and infinite time and travel facility till five years. You can avail numerous benefits on a Canada PR visa.
Canada PR benefits:
- Work, Study & Live anywhere in Canada.
- Multiple Entry & Family visa.
- You can sponsor your loved ones.
- Avail free health & Medicare care, social security.
- You can apply for Canadian Citizenship
- Other Canadian benefits such as Child care, Child education, pension scheme, financial assistance etc.
Canada PR Eligibility / Canada PR Requirements
When are you planning to immigrate to Canada, you need to meet the following Canada PR requirements
- Canada PR program:
It is essential to know how to apply for Canada PR visa that is which Canada PR program better suits your circumstances.
There are various programs to apply for a Canadian PR visa. Such as
Canada Express Entry:
Canada PNP Program
Canada Family sponsor Program
Regional pilot program
Investor or Business Immigration program etc.
Before applying for Canada PR visa, you must know that your occupation/ profile must be in demand in Canada. This demand list is known as the Canada occupation list or Canada NOC list. Canada occupation list keeps on changing. Make sure of filing for PR visa you must list your occupation in the Canada occupation list.
If you are not sure, your profile/skills are in demand in the Canada occupation list; click here to view the Canada occupation list.
- Skilled Work Experience:
You must make sure that you have at least one year, full time, continuous, paid work experience in one of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:
Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
Professional jobs (skill level A)
Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)
- English language:
To apply for Canada PR visa, you must have a competent level of English language. Canada accepts the following English language exams
English language competent level means you must have six bands in each module to apply for a Canada PR visa under the Federal or Express Entry stream.
If you don’t have (IELTS) 6 bands in each module, then no need to worry; you can still apply for a Canada PR visa through PNP programs.
As we all know, Canada PR is a point based system. To apply for a Canada PR visa, you need to score minimum 67/ 100 points. These points are based on your Age, Qualification, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Adaptability and Arranged Employment.
To know more about your Canada PR points, please use the Canada PR points calculator.
- Settlement Funds:
Before applying for your Canada PR visa application, you need to make sure that you have enough money to support yourself and your family members after arriving in Canada. Funds requirement depends upon the number of members in a family.
How much funds required, and what documents you need to provide to prove your financial capacity? Please check the Canada PR documents checklist,
Another critical factor to apply for a Canada PR visa; you must be admissible to Canada. There are specific reasons CIC may not allow you to enter Canada, such as:
Security reasons, including- Espionage: Subversion, violence or terrorism
Human or international rights violations: War crimes, crimes against humanity, an official in a government engaged in gross human rights violations.
Medical reasons – which include medical conditions that: Endanger public health, public safety or causes excessive demand on health or social services.
Other Reasons: Such as misrepresentation, having an inadmissible family member.
Choose the right immigration program to apply for a Canada PR visa and evaluate whether you satisfy all the requirements of the chosen program.
If you are meeting all of the above requirements then you can apply for Canada PR visa application.
Canada PR process
To apply for a Canada PR visa application, you need to follow the below steps
- Step 1 Canada PR requirements:
The first and foremost step is to check your eligibility. Are you meeting Canada PR requirements? In terms of Age, Qualification, Points, English language, Funds, admissibility in Canada etc.
If you are satisfying Canada PR requirements, you will be eligible to apply for Canada PR visa.
If you are not sure that you are meeting Canada PR requirements, then we strongly recommend, please take professional consultation to increase your chances of a Canada PR visa.
- Step 2 Gather Canada PR documents:
Once you are sure about Canada PR eligibility requirements, the next important step is to ensure you have proper paperwork because your documents play a vital role in the Canada PR decision-making;
Canada PR documents requirement varies from case to case and depends upon the applicant’s personal circumstances.
To know Canada PR documents in detail, please check our Canada PR documents checklist here.
Please note:- It is a severe offence to give false or misleading documents or information to the Canadian immigration officer or department.
- Step 3 Education Credential Assessment:
Before applying for a Canada PR visa, you must complete Education credential assessment (ECA). ECA is the process where designated authorities check the equivalency of your overseas qualification and authenticity of the documents.
Please find the name of designated organizations and choose your designated organization based on your occupation profile.
- Step 4 Apply for Express entry:
Post-completion of ECA, the next step is to apply for express entry. Here you need to provide your details such as qualification, employments, NOC code, settlement funds, english language exam score, blood relative detail etc. Based on the given information, Citizenship Immigration Canada ranks your profile in the Express Entry pool; highest-ranking candidates will be invited to apply for a Canada PR visa.
- Step 5 Apply for Canada PR visa:
Once you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), you have 90 days to apply for a Canada PR visa, with all supportive documents and the correct application fee. You can pay Canada PR visa fee by credit card.
To know more about the Canada PR fee, please check the Canada PR fee section Click here.
Providing irrelevant documents or documents in inappropriate format or submitting a large number of copies delays your application or leads to your application's refusal.
- Step 6 Canada PR Visa outcome:
Post submission of your Canada PR application, the CIC office will assess your application according to the current Canada PR criteria.
The CIC office will complete the application assessment/review on the following factors.
Have you submitted all the required documents and fee correctly?
How long does it take CIC to check your required eligibility?
Verification of your credentials.
This process may take up to 12- 20 weeks and the situation may vary from case to case, so be patient and wait for a decision on your Canada PR application.
If you meet all the criteria, you will be assessed positively. Then you move a step forward in your immigration process that is you can submit your application for Canada PR.
If your application lacks any documents, it will be refused, and the CIC office will notify you in writing.
Reason behind the refusal of your Canada PR visa
1. Submission of incomplete documents
2. Documents are not inappropriate formats
5. To submit ADR within the deadline
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Canada PR point’s calculator
As we all know, Canada PR visa is a points-based system; Individual who wants to apply for a Canada PR visa, please ensure whether you are meeting all the eligibility requirements or not.
To apply for a Canada PR visa, you need to have minimum 67/100 points as per the Canada PR points system. These Canada PR points are based on your
- Work Experience
- Language Proficiency ( English & French)
- Arranges Employment
How many Canada PR points you are scoring? Calculate your points through Canada PR points calculator
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.
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 Documents Check List
Canada PR visa documents requirement vary according to the personal circumstances of the applicant and their dependents. Documents requirements for a Canada PR visa cannot be the same for all, but certain documents are standard and mandatory.
If you want to know the Canada PR visa documents checklist as per your case/situation, please contact our case manager to get a personalized Canada PR visa document checklist.
Please find Canada PR visa documents checklist below.
- Personal Documents:
Personal documents include:
Divorce certificate ( if applicable)
- Qualification Documents:
You must submit your educational documents and certificates to prove and validate your claims. You can supply the following documents
- Employment documents:
To prove each work experience claim, you need to provide work-related documents such as
Job Offer Letter
Promotion letter etc.
- Proof of funds:
Proof of funds is one of the most crucial documents to apply for Canada PR visa. You must need to provide a bank statement showing you have enough funds to support yourself and your family members living cost while you are in Canada.
- Please find below how much funds you need to show.
Number of family members Funds in Canadian dollar 1 $13,213 2 $16,449 3 $20,222 4 $24,553 5 $27,847 6 $31,407 7 $34,967 For each additional family member $3,560
- English Language exam certificates:
To prove your English language skills, you can write any of the following English Language tests.
IELTS – General
- Character Certificate:
To apply for Canada PR visa, you and your family members aged 18 years or above must be of good character. To prove good character, you need to supply a valid police certificate (or similar) as evidence of good character,
You need to provide a police clearance certificate where you or any of your family members (age 18 years or older) have spent six months or more in a row within the last ten years.
- Health information:
You and your family members also need to undergo a health examination with the panel physician to assess your health status and ensure that your health status is not a threat/danger to Canada's public health and safety. Please note your health exam results are valid for 12 months only.
Following Disease may cause rejection of your Canada PR visa.
- Other documents:
Certain Documents are case-specific or vary according to personal circumstances that cannot be predefined for a better and safe petition; kindly contact our Canada PR visa experts.
Please note IELTS test score card is valid for two years only, and make sure it is valid throughout the Canada PR visa process.
Canada PR Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t find an answer to your question below, feel free to get in touch with one of our agents, they will be more than happy to share their wisdom.
- Get your Education credentials assessed;
- Get sufficient IELTS score (minimum 6 bands);
- Make an Express Entry profile;
- Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI);
- Wait for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the IRCC;
- Apply for the Canada PR visa to the IRCC within 90 days after the invitation;
- Submit biometrics and passport for visa stamp if the outcome is positive; and
- Move to Canada permanently
- Canada PR via Express Entry program-6-8 months;
- Canada PR via PNP requests in Express Entry- 6 months;
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program-12-16 months; and
- Canada PR via base PNP stream outside Express Entry system- 15-19 months
- ECA fee for the primary applicant- CAD 205;
- ECA fee for spouse- CAD 205;
- Express entry fee- No fee as of now;
- Canada PNP fee- Ranges from CAD 350- CAD 1,500;
- Canada PR application fee- CAD 825 each for primary applicant, spouse and the child;
- Passport stamping fee- CAD 500 each for the primary applicant and the spouse. No fee for the child.
- Biometric fee- CAD 85 per person and CAD 170 per family of two or more;
- Health Examination – INR 5,000 per person;
- Police Clearance certificate- INR 1,000 per person; and
- IELTS fee- INR 15,000 per attempt
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