Canada is fast growing country to be the go-to option for permanent residency, apart from the usual study and work-based immigration. 2002 was the year when Canada started issuing PR Visas for people across the globe.
Canada is the biggest ally of the US, and Canada soon followed racking up numbers of immigrations with 60 different visa programs in consideration. Akkam Overseas deals with providing you with the best possible PR Visa option for a profile.
Here are some of the different types of Visa programs available in Canada:
FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) Program
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program allows qualified overseas workers to obtain permanent residency in Canada. The candidates being considered for this particular program need the threshold amount of eligibility points.
Follow these steps for a clear-cut view of the FSW Program:
- Check if you’re fulfilling all the eligibility requirements for FSW Program.
- Once done, submit your Express Entry Profile to the IRCC’s website.
- Wait for an ITA or the Invitation to Apply for a Canada PR.
- Once you receive the ITA, submit your application successfully.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Various Canadian provinces fund skilled immigrants to work and settle in their country. They can apply for a PR Visa with Canadian provinces and for obtaining a nomination, the province should have the demand of the candidate’s profile. Comparing one province to another, the ease of getting into one varies by many factors along with the specific job skill that should be in demand.
The usual ways to gather this particular visa are as follows:
- Provincial Nomination Process – The application processing times are usually longer than direct Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Express Entry. The particular province in consideration also matters since the demand isn’t necessarily the same throughout the country.
- Express Entry Process – Comparatively a quicker way to get your PR Visa, submit your Express Entry profile once you’re meeting all the minimum eligibility requirements.
Quebec Skilled Worker Visa
Skilled professionals who want to settle in Quebec must apply for Canada permanent residency. Applicants should meet the eligibility criteria of Quebec for filing their application online and wait for the application to get picked by the Quebec Immigration department to go ahead with the QSWP or Quebec Skilled Worker Program.
Quebec Experience Program
This program is for you if you are a foreign student who is a Québec graduate or a temporary foreign worker. It allows you to obtain a Québec selection certificate to settle in Québec permanently
Unique Essential Requirements:
The Quebec immigration selection factors are:
- The age of the Candidate should be under 40.
- Required Bachelor’s degree in any stream.
- A minimum work experience of at least 2 years is required.
- A minimum score of at least 50 points is to be attained (for single applicants only).
- You should have competent skills in English or French.
- Education in Quebec, such as a Quebec diploma or degree is indefinitely an advantage though not mandatory.
- Should not have any criminal records.
- Should be in good health.
- Expertise in the French language is preferred for claiming an advantage compared to IELTS. Being the French language is majorly used in Canada, the French language will be given more weightage in comparison to English.
- If you have a blood relative already living in Quebec, gaining a Visa becomes even easier.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The four Atlantic provinces of Canada banded together to launch the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Scheme, a fast-track immigration program. Here are the 4 specific Atlantic provinces in consideration:
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Prince Edward Island
A Candidate should be
- An international graduate with a degree, certificate, or diploma with a minimum of two years of studies from any of the recognized 24 post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada,
- Should be a full-time student for the entire period
- Should have stayed in any one of the Atlantic Canada provinces for at least 16 months during the two years before graduating, and
- Had the required visa or permit while you were in Canada.
- To qualify skilled immigrants will need a valid job offer from either of the above-mentioned provinces.
- A Language test (IELTS or CELPIP) should be scored with a minimum of CLB5 / NCLC5
- Proof of Funds required will be as per the size of the family and has to be shown even for family members that are not coming to Canada with you.
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
The community-driven approach is intended to bring the economic benefits of immigration to a local town.
This permanent residence program permits immigrants to stay and work in participating towns.
Below are the 11 RNIP communities falling under 5 different provinces that are accepting applications across the globe.
- Alberta – Claresholm
- British Columbia – Vernon, West Kootenay
- Manitoba – Brandon, Altona/Rhineland
- Ontario – North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins
- Saskatchewan – Moose Jaw
Eligibility for the RNIP, a candidate is required to meet both –
 The IRCC Eligibility Requirements,
 The Community-Specific Requirements.
- Secure and eligible job under an employer certified for Rural and Northern region development.
- Finding an eligible job with an employer in any 1 of the participating communities.
- After securing a job offer, apply for community recommendation.
- Following a community recommendation, applying to IRCC for Canada PR.
To be able to apply to the RNIP, a candidate must –
- A minimum of 1 year of continuous paid work experience with a minimum of 1,560 hours, within the previous 3 years.
- Should be graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community.
- Meet the English language requirements – CLB/NCLC 6 for jobs under TEER 1 and TEER 2; CLB/NCLC 5 for jobs under TEER 3; and CLB/NCLC 4 for jobs that come under TEER 4 or 5. Here, ‘TEER’ is implied for the National Occupational Classification also called NOC.
- Meet or exceed the educational requirements.
- Possess the Settlement Funds required.
- Have a clear intention of living within the community on being granted permanent residence in Canada for a lifetime. However, your kids can move to other parts of Canada after they become independents
- Meet the community-specific requirements.
- Have a valid job offer. A potential candidate must have a genuine, full-time, permanent job offer in any 1 of the 11 participating communities.
In Canada, there are several programs and ways to apply for a permanent resident visa. You may select the curriculum that best suits you based on your work experience, occupation, job description, and so on.
Different documents have to be produced when applying for a Canada permanent residence visa from India.
Proper documents can help you obtain your Canada PR visa as quickly as possible.
It is always important to make sure that you have provided all of the needed documentation for your Canada PR visa. For the visa procedure, each visa program requires supplementary documentation.
Akkam Overseas Consultancy can assist you in every manner imaginable while applying for a Canada PR visa.
We have the most experienced personnel divided into specific teams that will assist you in choosing the appropriate visa category and applying to become a permanent resident in Canada.
By contacting us, you will be one bit closer to obtaining a permanent resident Visa in Canada.