Due to the lack of funded opportunities in Canada the second most frequently asked question is How To Apply For a Canadian Immigration Permanent Resident?. I summed up step by step process with roughly (time and money) requirements without any Consultant help.
Therefore, I will only focus on what you really need to know if you want Canadian Immigration through the skilled program. Canadian immigration/permanent residence in a few months based on your education, work experience, and English language skills!
Expense: Round 1000$ to 2000$.
There is a Canadian Immigration program which is called the “Express Entry aka EE (Federal Skilled Program aka FSW)”.
Step By Step Procedure of Canadian Immigration Permanent Resident
- Many organizations are helping in this matter. The “World Education Services” aka WES is the quickest! The expense was somewhere between 100$ To 250$ Process included, sending some documents to them. What matters is the highest degree for which you have obtained the equivalence. Basically, it was an easy process. Not expensive, difficult, or time-consuming. WES official website
They need the General Training IELTS result to assess your English language ability.
IELTS cost somewhere between 180$ TO 250$.
- Work Experience.
Very easy and simple! Got a letter of experience from an employer, Minimum of three years of work experience will give you maximum points for the work experience component.
- Police Certificates.
Again very easy! Cost is zero. Even if you have to pay, it will be little. I am living in Germany now, so a certificate from there was needed as well.
- To enter the Express Entry Draw.
Once you have the Canadian Educational Assessment (equivalence) and IELTS result in your hand. You are eligible to enter the Express Entry Draw under the Federal Skilled Workers Program.
What is this draw?
Basically, they take out a draw every few weeks. Where they send the “invitation to apply” to a few thousand people at every draw. For example, if they are sending 3000 invitations to apply in a draw. The applicants will be ranked based on their points, and the top 3000 will receive the invitation to apply. Points are based on mainly: age, work experience, education and IELTS. Official website to check your score, to check previous cut-off scores and to enter the draw
Medical Examination. It is mandatory to get the medical examination done (can be done before or after applying for the PR).
Apply for the PR (Permanent Residence). Once you have the “Invitation to Apply” you are good to go to apply the Canadian PR.
Other than the documents mentioned above, you will need “proof of funds”. This is needed because they want a proof that you have sufficient funds for initial settlement when you land in Canada.This amount will depend on if you are single, married, or married with children. You only have to show this amount and do not have to pay! (Generally as a bank statement). This amount which you have to show can be roughly around 10000$ (little less if single and little more if you have children). You have to apply online. All of the documents are submitted electronically, including your passport! The PR application’s online application form is like any other visa form.Of course a bit extensive, but self-explanatory. The cost for the Canadian Immigration Permanent Resident can be anywhere between 1000$ (depending on family size of 1 to 3).
I would not say that Canadian Immigration Permanent Resident was complicated, however, attention to detail is needed. As even minor mistakes can lead to the refusal of the PR. Official website to apply the PR once you have the invitation to apply.
Once you apply for the PR, then wait!
30% of the applicants will get the approval within 2 months!
60% of the applicants will get the approval within 4 months!
90% of the applicants will get the approval within 6 months!
10% of the applicants can take longer than 6 months!
Moreover, 98% of the cases are resolved without an interview, Generally PR is approved within 6 months in 90% of the cases. In a nutshell, if your case is not complicated due to travel history or anything like that, and you belong to the 90% category, then expect your PR within a few months! Even if things are a little complicated, then expect few more months and maximum an interview!
Get your passport stamped and receive the Confirmation of Permanent Residence aka COPR! Once your online application is approved, you submit your passport at the nearest Canadian consulate and get the visa to enter Canada as well as your COPR within a few days!
Land in Canada before the expiry of your stamped visa and COPR. You will get your PR card in Canada. To become a Canadian national, you need to stay in Canada for a period of 3 years within any period of 5 years!
It is simple, easy and do-able. I have no doubt in saying that this is the best program if you are looking for immigration on skilled basis. Lastly, you do not need any consultant or lawyer to go through this process.
It has been reported and observed that many of the consultants who are offering these services are non-qualified, incompetent, unprofessional and rip-offs. Many applicants have reported PR rejections and frauds due to consultants. Everything is on the internet, you are the best person yourself to process your case.
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