Know How You Can Get Canada PR Visa
26 Dec 2022

Know How You Can Get Canada PR Visa

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Key Takeaways

A Canadian Permanent Visa is a gateway for Indian immigrants to become Canadian citizens. Canadian PR holders enjoy several benefits like free healthcare and children’s education. You can choose various immigration plans for your Canada PR application.

A higher quality of life, exciting employment opportunities, and advanced higher education institutions are only a few reasons why Indian citizens immigrate to Canada. Nicknamed the Great White North, Canada welcomes many Indians for education and work each year, making the Indian diaspora in Canada the eighth largest. If you plan to move to Canada permanently, you first need a PR Visa. Keep reading on to know how to get PR in Canada.

What is Canada PR Visa?

The Canadian immigration department issues Permanent Residence (PR) Visa to foreign nationals who wish to become permanent Canadian citizens. Holding the PR for a specific period allows you to apply for Canadian citizenship.

A Canada PR does not let you vote, run for a political office or get a job that requires high-level security clearances – you get these benefits after becoming a citizen. However, you can enjoy benefits like social security services, affordable healthcare facilities, free education for children, and the ability to work in any Canadian territory. With a PR, you can sponsor your spouse or dependents to join you in Canada.

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What is the Canada PR Process

Canada offers different immigration programs to foreign nationals. Once you select your preferred program, you can follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official Canada Immigration website.
  2. Under Menu, select ‘Immigration and Citizenship.’
  3. Click on the ‘Immigrate’ option and select the appropriate immigration program.
  4. Check all the requirements, fill out the application form.
  5. Pay the applicable fees.

You can also apply for your PR through designated immigration agencies by paying the applicable service cost. Agencies can also guide you better and make the Canada PR Visa process hassle-free. The processing times may differ on a case-to-case basis.

Canadian Immigration Programs

You can apply for a Canadian PR visa under any of the following programs:

  • Express Entry for skilled workers
  • Provincial Nominee
  • Atlantic Immigration Program
  • Start-up Visa for starting a business
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Agri-Food Pilot

Documents required for Canada PR

Here is a list of documents you may need to submit when applying for a Canada PR. The document requirement can differ based on the type of immigration program you choose.

  • Valid Passport
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Proof of Funds
  • Educational Degrees (Graduation/Post Graduation/Diploma, etc.)
  • Offer Letter from the Canadian employer
  • Letter of Recommendation (from previous employers or educational institutions)
  • Provincial Nomination Certificate
  • Medical Clearance Certificate
  • Police Verification Report
  • Marriage Certificates (if sponsoring spouse)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Latest Photographs

Final Note

With technological advancements, immigrating to foreign countries has become easier than ever. To immigrate to Canada, you can choose the Permanent Resident route. You can apply for a Canadian PR online or get assistance from a Canada PR agency.

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