Canada Permanent Residency Visa

Canada had become one of the most preferred countries to get a Permanent Residency for a number of decades. The huge number of people desire to migrate to Canada to settle down and live with their families. The supple immigration process has made it easy to obtain a Permanent residence visa for 5 years and ultimately offers citizenship in 3 years of stay within the five year period of PR

There are different options to get a Permanent residence visa for Canada. An applicant can choose the most fitting program suiting his profile and other factors which they can choose from. The permanent residence visa is a point’s based program. The applicant has to score 67 out of 100 to qualify in factors such as age, education, work experience, a language in English and French.

A Canadian Permanent Resident Visa card permits you to live and work in any part of the country legally. Canada PR Visa offers all benefits comparable to Canadian citizen like health care benefits employment-related benefits, low tax rate system, other social and economic benefits, Sponsor your eligible relatives on your PR visa. Right to vote is granted after obtaining citizenship.

Express entry was launched in January 2015 by the as a key economic immigration program of Canada. Express Entry aims to select the skilled, qualified and experienced immigrant workers from overseas to meet the skill shortage of skilled workers across different provinces and territories. Every year, tens of thousands of people register on the Express Entry system to apply for PR in Canada.

How does it work

Express Entry has three key categories, i.e.

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

If you are a skilled worker, you can apply under the FSWP (Federal skilled worker Program). You need to create a profile & submit your EOI and obtain a minimum of 67 points under the FSWP stream, based on your age, education, work experience, language ability, etc. factors.

Once you meet the eligibility criteria you will launch your application in the Express Entry pool and will be compared with the other applicants to obtain an ITA from IRCC. When your applicant ion is launched in the Express entry pool, your profile gets a distinctive point score, called CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score for key profile factors, i.e. education, language skills, experience, etc.

Applicants with top-ranking scores & profiles get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canada PR from IRCC. The IRCC conducts a draw every 15 days and announces the cut off marks to select the candidates. The applicants achieving the cut-off score get selected for ITA for Canada PR.


The key requirements to apply for Canada PR via express entry are as follows:

A skilled worker from applying under the express entry stream must obtain an Education Credential assessment through a designated body according to their profile ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES and Language proficiency test result (for English or French language) with minimum CLB 7 score,  (i.e. General  IELTS Test for English proficiency).

Once, you have obtained the applicant of the above documents must create the profile on the federal express entry system and score minimum 67 points on Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) category of express entry to qualify an applicant.


CRS Comprehensive Ranking System is based on the following factors:

  1. Core / human capital factors


Points per factor-With a spouse or common-law partner

Points per factor – Without a spouse or common-law partner


100 110
Level of education 140


Official languages proficiency



Canadian work experience





Points per factor

(Maximum 40 points)

Level of education

Official language proficiency


Canadian Work Experience



  1. Spouse or common-law partner factors
  2. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)



Points per factor

(Maximum 50 points)

With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree

With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree


Foreign work experience

Points per factor

(Maximum 50 points)

With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience

With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience


Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)

Points per factor

(Maximum 50 points)

With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification



  1.  Additional points (Maximum 600 points)



Maximum points per factor

Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)


French language skills


Post-secondary education in Canada

Arranged employment


PN nomination



  1. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points


Express Entry: Eligible Federal Skilled Worker Occupations

The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the National Occupational Classification system

Canada PNP Nominee programs

Applicants can find a job with Job Match in the Job Bank Portal assigned by CIC

Job Match is a service that allows employers and job seekers to be matched based on their respective needs and profiles.

Let employers come to you

To help you with your job search, the Job Match feature will match your profile with job postings on Job Bank. Your specific criteria (skills, education, experience, and location) are matched to job postings requiring similar criteria. Employers can see your profile and invite you to apply for the job.

Access Job Match through your user account

To access the Job Match service, you must first register with Job Bank. You will be required to provide some personal information such as your Social Insurance Number (SIN), mother’s maiden name and date of birth. If you are an Express Entry candidate, you must register using your Express Entry profile number and your job seeker validation code.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) belong to different provinces or states of Canada. These PNPs run in coordination with federal government. To be nominated by a province or territory, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly.

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


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