How to Get PR in Canada From India

Canada is the second largest country in the world offering better standards of living to its residents. Its flexible immigration process has timely drawn Indians from all over the country. People from all over the world seeking proper education, work opportunities, business friendly environments floods this country every year.

Now, if you are thinking of, Immigration to Canada from India

Let me assure you, the best way to migrate to Canada from India is via PR (Permanent Residency) Visa which is assigned for a period of five years.

And, if you are wondering, how to apply for Canada PR from India?
Well, user friendly point based programs are held for PR Status.

EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAM – Introduced in January 2015, this program was devised for skilled workers to attain  a Permanent Residency status online by fulfilling the eligibility for PR in Canada. This eligibility criteria was standardized by the IRCC via Express Entry Draws, where points are computed in terms of Age, Education,Work Experience and Language. If you are looking forward to work in Canada , and want to know all the Canada PR Requirements, kindly fill our visa assessment form or contact our customers support experts.

✍ PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM (PNP)- Unlike Express Entry Program , in this program eligibility criteria is set differently for different provinces. To know more about the eligibility criteria for province kindly go through our Canada PR eligibility calculator or contact our customer support experts.

✍ QUEBEC SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM (QSWP)-  Is the official immigration program for Quebec Immigration. Under this program the candidate needs to meet criteria of the Quebec Immigration Points Calculator 2018 and the Quebec Occupations list the eligibility 2018.

Canada Immigration Rules 2018

IRCC (Immigration refugees and citizenship Canada) has imposed various rules and guidelines for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) or Express Entry Program. Here is a list of some generic rules applied in all the programs

  • ✍ Language proficiency – An approved language test to prove your language skills is vital for Express Entry. List of language test accepted by the IRCC-
  • ✍ IELTS – International English Language Testing System
  • ✍ CELPIP- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
  • ✍ Education Credentials Assessment- A report by a governing body as WES that validates your qualification degrees.
  • ✍ Medical Test and Police Certificates – It is compulsory in all the program that you have medical and police verification done to apply for permanent residence.
  • ✍ Proof of fund – This is as important as others mainly depicts proof that you will be able to handle your family financial need.

What is PR ( Permanent Residency)?

In Canada, a PR visa holder are people who do not hold Canadian citizenship but has been given Permanent Resident status after the immigration process. An identification issued by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for all Non – Canadians residing in Canada. All PR card holders can avail all benefits enjoyed by regular citizen in Canada with few don’ts.

Benefits for PR Holder

  • ✍ Get your health insured
  • ✍ Gives you right to education, Live and work in Canada.
  • ✍ Sponsor Eligible family members to get permanent residency.
  • ✍ Can apply for Canadian citizenship after residing more than three years in Canada.
  • ✍ Social Security Services and Benefits.
  • ✍ Protection under Canadian Law and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

 Canada PR Points System

  • ✍ Language Skills – 28 points maximum

Eligibility of a immigration candidate is being judged on the basis of several factors as age , educational qualification, work experience, language proficiency etc. Most potential candidates are sorted out among all the immigration applicants. Candidates are expected to a minimum score of 67 on average out of maximum total of 100 to qualify for the immigration program.

List of sectors of the Point System and its following Points allocation System.

  • ✍ Education – 25 points maximum
  • ✍ Experience – 15 points maximum
  • ✍ Arranged Employment – 10 points maximum
  • ✍ Adaptability – 10 points maximum


✍ STEP-1   Education Credential Assessment (ECA) – It is a report by an independent company that ensure that the candidate has the right educational qualification equivalent to the Canadian Education System at different levels, to work and live in Canada.

✍ STEP-2 IELTS Ability Score – It is the world most familiar English language test accepted by all the Canadian universities and colleges as well as professional associations that have the minimum language score requirement for professional registration.

✍ STEP-3 SUBMISSION OF EXPRESS ENTRY APPLICATION – Gather all the required documents, submit the Express Entry Application online, keeping in mind there are basically three immigration alternative streams:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experienced Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Note: Kindly contact our immigration support experts to know the best alternative suitable for you.

✍ STEP-4 Use of CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Calculator to determine your score is one of the vital method  in the Canada Immigration process. There are various factors that might affect your CRS score as age , language proficiency , educational qualification, work experience. All this factors eventually evaluates if you are qualified for the immigration process.

✍ STEP-5 Application for PNP – if you unable to score high in your CRS score , we recommend you Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) as the best alternative. Make sure you check every application details of the provinces you are applying to  before your actual application submission . Contact our Immigration Experts for more detailed information and suggestion of alternatives which best suitable for you.

✍ STEP-6  Waiting for Express Entry Draw – Usually the Express Entry Draw are drawn once every 15 days, so all you have to do is wait for the draw. Scoring in CRS above the cut-off will get you an Invitation to Apply from the IRCC.

✍ STEP-7 INVITATION TO APPLY (Nomination Certificate) – After receiving the ITA you are liable to apply  for PR visa within 60 days and 30 days for PNP.

✍ STEP – 8 List of Required Documents to apply for Immigration:

  • Passport
  • Identity Proof
  • Educational Qualification Documents
  • Work Experience Documents
  • Recent Photographs
  • Required documents from Canadian Employer for the job.

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