Canada PR Application Requirements & Process: How to Apply and Check CRS Points Online
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Canada is one of the most preferred countries by Indians, even when it comes to applying for Permanent Residency (PR) Visa. Canada's democratic values, cultural diversity, career opportunities and its flexible immigration policies can lure thousands of people to apply for PR visa. Canada encourages applications for PR from people with education, abilities and work experience that can contribute towards the Canadian economy. Indian's applying for Canadian PR visa's has seen an enormous increase in the recent times, so if you are thinking to apply for Canadian PR this is the best time. Now coming back to the question i.e. How to apply for Canada Permanent Residency.

How to apply for Canada Permanent Residency?

There are multiple ways which an individual can use to obtain PR. However, if you are a Skilled individual, Federal Express Entry System is the fastest and best way to apply for PR in Canada. Though you can also apply through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) or Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), etc as well. New Visa Rules for Indian Passport Holders Makes International Travel Lot Easier to These Countries!

Apply Canada PR with Express entry system:

Express entry system (EES) was launched by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on January 2015. EES is based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), where individuals are ranked based on their profile scores called CRS score. The CRS score is a cumulative of total points you have achieved on your Language Proficiency Test, Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), etc. You can check your CRS score by Clicking Here.

Language Proficiency Test: The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an important part of the PR application. A good knowledge of English and other local Canadian languages gives you a good chance of scoring.

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA): The ECA will show that your educational qualifications are equal to the Canadian educational system or not so that you can be selected for Immigration. The ECA is issued by the World Education Services (WES).

Once after you have obtained the following documents you can apply to create a profile on the federal Express Entry System and fill out the details such as age, education, gender, work experience, etc. After this, your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will decide whether your profile qualifies for immigration or not. Your CRS score is based on all the details you have mentioned, a minimum of 67 points on the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) category of express entry is required to qualify an applicant.

Once you have fulfilled all the Canada immigration requirements and received your CRS score, you can wait for Express Entry draws which usually takes once in 15 days. Once you have received your Invitation to Apply (ITA) or nomination certificate you have a certain number of days to apply for Canada PR and limited numbers of days to move to Canada with PR visa in hand. Permanent Residence card remains valid for 5 years from the date of issue, after the individual lives in Canada for 3 years they are eligible for application for Canadian citizenship.