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Posted on May 12 2023

Exciting news for Pakistanis: Canada's Temporary Visa processing time reduced to just 2 months

By Editor
Updated September 01 2023

Highlights: Temporary visa processing time reduced for Pakistanis

  • Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister of Canada, announced reducing the Canada temporary visa processing time for Pakistanis.
  • For Pakistanis, temporary visa processing time will now be reduced from 2 years to 2 months or less.
  • Visitors, students, tourists, and skilled foreign workers can apply for a Canada Temporary visa.
  • The backlog for temporary resident visas for Pakistanis has been reduced to 15,000 from 55,000.

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Pakistan: Top Permanent resident (PR) contributors to Canada

  • Pakistan is known to be one of the top 10 permanent resident contributors to the Canadian province.
  • The country is the seventh most crucial benefactor of permanent residents to Canada.
  • In 2022, 11,585 Pakistanis relocated to Canada as permanent residents.
  • Pakistani natives who wish to migrate to Canada are given multiple visa options and pathways.

Some of the immigration programs that Pakistanis can avail of to immigrate to Canada are below.

  • Family class sponsorship
  • Quebec immigration
  • Federal economic class
  • Provincial economic class
  • Temporary residence and then permanent residence
  • Business immigration with the SUV program (Start-up visa)

The Economic Class programs are further categorized into 3 programs that include –

Canada's Federal Economic class programs are conducted via the Express Entry Draws and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Express Entry Guidelines

  • Candidates who wish to participate in the Express Entry Draw must create a profile. (Profiles with a high score are offered Invitations to Apply by the IRCC).
  • Sixty days are assigned to candidates with an ITA to apply.
  • A minimum CRS score of 600 is required to qualify for the Express Entry Draw. Factors like age, language proficiency, work experience, and education are considered to assign the points.
  • Candidates with a job offer can score 50-200 points on the CRS table based on the type of profession and skill.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Canadian provinces that have their immigration programs known as the PNP programs.

The provincial PNP programs are –

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For further Immigration updates do check out: Y-Axis Canada Immigration news

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125,000 Temporary Residents transitioned to Canada Permanent Residents in 2022, StatCan Reports.

Canada creates an all-time record, admits 431,645 permanent residents in 2022

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