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Permanent Resident Visa (PR)

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Multiple ways that you can migrate to Canada (become a permanent resident- PR holder)

  • 1. Express Entry Program (EE)

    The most popular way to migrate to Canada and the fastest way to become a Canadian PR holder is through EE only. But you must have enough Comprehensive ranking Points (CRS points) in order to migrate to Canada as a Express Entry candidate. The new system will allow Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to pro-actively assess, recruit and select immigrants who are skilled and/or possessed the relevant qualifications under the below mentioned federal economic immigration programs:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
    • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
    • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

    The Express Entry program will also allow individual provinces and territories to use the system in order to recruit suitable candidates as part of the Provincial Nominee Programs so that labour market demands are met.

    Free PR Eligibility Assessment

  • 2. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

    Provincial nominee programs are highly valued and secondary options of migrating to Canada permanently. All the Canadian provinces have the ability to select you as a provincial nominee. However, we suggest you having a proper assessment to understand whether you become eligible for any of the below mentioned provincial programs. Save time and money through contacting a professional, who are eligible to provide you the right advice. All Canadian provinces Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and others have developed their own immigration programs.

    • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
    • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
    • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
    • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
    • Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSPNP)
    • Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
    • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
    • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
    • Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)
    • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
    • Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)

    Free PNP Eligibility Assessment

    To apply for any of the above It is important you

    • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
    • want to live in that province, and
    • want to become permanent residents of Canada

    Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target: students, business people, skilled workers, semi-skilled workers.

    Understand the application options

    How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.

    As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

    Paper-based process

    In the paper-based process:

    • You apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream.
    • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
    • Once you have been nominated, you submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
    • You have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where you plan to live in Canada.
    • Application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.

    Express Entry process

    In the online Express Entry process, there are 2 ways to apply:

    • You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.
    • If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.


    • You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in.
    • If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you contact them directly.
    • You apply to their Express Entry stream:
          o If you’re nominated, the province will offer it to you through your account, and you accept it electronically.

    In both cases:

    • You must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory. And,
    • You must submit an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including being eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.
    • If you are invited to apply, you submit an electronic application to IRCC.
  • 3. Family Class Sponsorship (restrictions apply)

    According to the given criteria and regulations of CIC, your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:

    • Canadian citizen or
    • person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
    • permanent resident of Canada

    Under the family sponsorship, there are multiple programs that are applicable. However, you must first assess and choose the right program for you, before you start the application.

    Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children: check for who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

    Sponsor your parents and grandparents: there are ways you can sponsor you parents. Check out who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

    Sponsor your relatives: certain relatives are eligible to become sponsored. Understand who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

    Visit your children or grandchildren: visiting visa for parents and grandparents are provided. Understand who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

    Sponsor your adopted child: you are eligible to sponsor your child. Find out who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

    Help for spouses or partners who are experiencing abuse: Identify abuse or neglect and get help if you are being abused

    Immigration options for sponsored spouses or partners: your spouse can be sponsored and they have extended options. Find out options to stay in Canada if you are facing family violence
  • 4. Canadian Investor Immigration

    Business investor or Business migration category is somewhat complicated and has many facets that you need to check carefully before deciding the most suited program for you. Business migration or Investor program is designed for high net worth individuals who have owned or managed businesses overseas. Canada allows experienced business people invest in the Canadian economy. So that these business investors keep contributing to Canada’s overall growth and prosperity. Investor/ or business immigrants can bring their spouses and children as dependents to their applications.

    Each province has a business migration/investor program, that may be suitable for your requirement. These provinces include,

    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Manitoba
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Northwest Territories
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Ontario
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Saskatchewan
    • Yukon

    The most basic requirement will be having minimum investment ability of C$100,000 or more and having business or senior managerial experience of 3-5 years.

    Don’t fall into traps. Look for a professional assessment and find out your ability to migrate to Canada as a business migrant/ or an investor

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  • 5. Atlantic Immigration pilot program (AIPP)

    AIPP is restricted to, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador provinces only. This is an employer-driven program designed to help employers in Atlantic Canada hire qualified candidates for jobs they have been unable to fill locally. To immigrate to Atlantic Canada through the pilot, you must be a recent graduate of a publicly funded institution in Atlantic Canada or a skilled worker who meets the program requirements.

    You can be living abroad or already be in Canada temporarily. You must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to participate in the pilot.

    If you receive a job offer from an employer that qualifies for the AIPP, then you can start working in Canada immediately and receive immigration status in a speedy process. Usually within six months.

    AIPP allows the employers in the designated provinces to offer jobs to qualified candidates. These candidates can be overseas or living in Canada temporarily.

    There are 3 programs employers can use to hire a qualified applicant

    • Atlantic International Graduate Program
    • Atlantic High-skilled Program
    • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

    Each program has requirements that you and the candidate must meet. Before you make a job offer, you must be designated by the provincial government of the Atlantic province where the candidate will be working. Once you make a job offer, the employer and the candidate will work through several steps. If the employer and the candidate meet all the requirements, the candidate gets permanent resident status in Canada.

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  • 6. The other ways you can immigrate to Canada

    Quebec-selected skilled workers

    Immigrate as a skilled worker in the province of Quebec


    Immigrate by providing care for children, the elderly or those with medical needs, or work as a live-in caregiver

    Start-up Visa

    Immigrate by starting a business and creating jobs


    Immigrate as a self-employed person in cultural or athletic activities

    Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

    Smaller Canadian communities supporting their local economy through immigration. Pilot opens to permanent resident applicants later in 2019.

    Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

    Immigrate by working in specific agri-food industries and occupations


    Immigrate as a refugee or become a sponsor

    Appeal your immigration decision

    Appeal to the Immigration and Refugee Board about sponsorship, removal orders and residency obligation requirements.

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