There are different ways of getting a Permanent Resident (PR) in Canada. This blog by Until Settled aims to explain different ways of getting a PR in Canada along with eligibility criteria. As one of the best provider of settlement services in Toronto, this information about different ways of getting a PR in Canada is well-researched and aims to develop a basic understanding about the different ways of getting a PR in Canada:
The most popular way to apply for PR in Canada according to Until Settled – a well-known settlement services provider in Canada is Express Entry. Every year the percentage of PR approval through Express Entry is rapidly increasing with a 19% rise in 2018-19. Started in 2015, no job offer is required in Express Entry immigration program of Canada which makes it a top choice for immigrants. In the Express Entry system, Canada immigrants can apply under the following immigration programs - Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Immigrants who get Canadian PR through Express Entry easily get their Invitation to Apply (ITA) easily.
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Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
One of the fastest growing immigration program – PNP.
PNP immigration program is split into 2 parts – a) apply for provincial nomination and b) application to federal government for PR status. Every province in Canada has own set of eligibility criteria. In PNP, candidates must meet such province eligibility criteria and may then proceed with the PNP process.
Canadian provinces participating in PNP (as of 2019) are as follows:
• Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
• British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
• Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
• Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
• New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
• Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSPNP)
• Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
• Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
• Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
• Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)
• Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
• Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
One of the leading immigration programs in Canada is Family Sponsorship. Here, relatives (permanent resident) in Canada invite/host the applicant. Family Sponsorship in Canada can be sponsored by a Canadian citizen, foreign resident with Canadian PR and individual living in Canada under Canadian Indian act. Any sponsor for Family Sponsorship Visa in Canada must be 18+ years old, meet financial standard abilities, live in Canada when the dependent member arrives, have no criminal records and not be a bankrupt.
Popular Family Sponsorship types are Spousal Sponsorship, Grandparent Sponsorship, Parent Sponsorship, Children Sponsorship and Sibling Sponsorship.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
CEC is applicable for international students and temporary foreign workers who can use their education and work experience to become a permanent resident in Canada. CEC considers and values the contributions made by an individual to the Canadian society during their stay. CEC application criteria include language skills, work experience, educational experience in Canada and EAC report (optional).
Business Immigration Program
If aiming to do a business in Canada, Business Immigration program works the best. The Business Immigration Program applies to investors, entrepreneurs, self-employed and PNP business programs. Popular kinds of business immigration programs are as follows:
• Startup Investor Program
• Entrepreneur Program
• Self-Employed Persons Program
• Business PNP Programs
All Canadian Business Immigration Programs include selection criteria of age, experience, adaptability, language and education.
For further information about ways and eligibility criteria to apply for a PR and immigration process of Canada, feel free to connect with Until Settled – one of the well-known settlement agencies in Canada.