When it comes to Canada immigration, there are many pathways that lead you there. You could be a skilled foreign worker, a student seeking permanent residence in Canada, or an entrepreneur trying to break new ground for business in Canada. There’s a way if you are eligible and ready to immigrate.
Let’s make our discussion here a bit more interesting. Let’s explore the 3 easiest ways to immigrate to Canada.
Canada Express Entry
The most popular and fastest Canada immigration pathway is Canada Express Entry. Why? Because the whole application processing happens within 6 months.
Canada Express Entry is the application management system for economic migration. Skilled foreign workers join one of the immigration programs under Canada Express Entry to obtain a Canada PR visa.
These economic migration programs are FSWP, FSTP, and CEC. When you choose any of these programs, you have to be aware of the eligibility criteria and meet them.
Here are the steps to follow with Canada Express Entry system.
Step 1: Determining Eligibility
You have to meet the minimum requirements prescribed to be eligible to enter the Express Entry system and create a profile. So, you have to satisfy the bare minimum conditions laid out related to education, age, work experience, skill in Canada’s official languages, a job offer, and having family members in Canada.
Once you are approved for the Express Entry system, the profile that you have created will be ranked by CRS.
Step 2: Collect your documents for submission
It’s essential that you collect all the required documents and submit them along with the application for a Canada PR visa. The following are the basic documents you must submit:
- A passport/valid travel document
- Provincial nomination (in case you have one)
- Proof of work experience
- Proof of Canadian education or ECA done in Canada for the purpose of immigration (in case you are applying via FSWP)
- Proof of funds
- Certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued by a territory/province in Canada (in case you have one)
- Results of language tests
- A job offer in writing from a Canadian employer (in case you have one)
Step 3: Submit your profile
You will now submit your profile to Canada Express Entry online. After submission, your profile will be ranked by CRS. The points assigned to your profile will decide how you are selected for the Canada PR visa issue. The higher your score, the higher your chances.
Step 4: Invitation from IRCC and applying for permanent residence
When your profile is up for an invitation, IRCC issues an invitation to you to apply for a Canada PR visa. From the day you receive the invitation, you have 60 days to submit your application for the visa. Once your application is submitted, its processing takes under 6 months to complete. From there, you have only to reach Canada to complete the process of permanent residence.
Canadian provinces give you the chance of immigrating to Canada through a provincial nomination. Every province has a PNP that has access to the Express Entry candidate pool. The provinces find suitable and skilled candidates to meet their labor market requirements and offer them a nomination.
If you accept the nomination, you will be awarded 600 extra CRS points, which will increase your basic Express Entry score. That will in turn be beneficial for you as it will improve your chances to apply for a Canada PR visa.
The PNP works for those foreign workers who:
- Want to live and work in the province
- Have the skills, education, and work experience in specific industries and can contribute to the province’s/territory’s economy
- Have the willingness to obtain a Canada PR visa
Every PNP has streams. These streams function as programs that facilitate Canada immigration for a specific immigrant group like:
- Skilled workers
- Semi-skilled workers
- Business people
Process types in PNP
Under this process type, your application is lodged to a province/territory under a non-Express Entry system. After getting nominated, you must apply for a Canada PR visa in paper to IRCC. Then, there will be medical and police verifications passing which you will become a Canada PR visa holder.
Compared to the Express Entry process, the paper-based process needs more time to complete.
Express Entry process
Under the Express Entry process, your application can be lodged in 2 ways:
You lodge an application for a provincial nomination under an Express Entry system by contacting the province/territory. If the province/ territory gives you a nomination, then you can proceed to create/update your Express Entry profile. That will show that you have got a nomination.
Create a Canada Express Entry profile first. Then submit your EOI to the territories/provinces you want to migrate to. If the province/territory issues you an NOI, you will come into contact with them directly. Then you lodge an application to the province’s/territory’s Express Entry stream. That will lead you to get a provincial nomination.
Your relatives can come and study, live, work in Canada as permanent residents. If you are a permanent resident of Canada yourself, you are allowed to sponsor some of your relatives to migrate to Canada. You have to be at least 18 years of age to sponsor your relatives.
Also, you may require any one of these:
- You must be a permanent resident in Canada
- You must be a Canadian citizen
- You are registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
It’s an easy pathway provided the relative you sponsor meets the criteria of moving to Canada under this immigration program.
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