Canada PR Visa

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Why apply for Canada PR?

  • Invites 4.85 lakh Canada PRs in 2024
  • Welcoming 1.5 million new PRs by 2026
  • 1 Million jobs lying vacant for 100+ days
  • Earn 5 to 8 times your current salary
  • Access to Universal Healthcare System
  • FREE Education for your children
  • Retirement benefits
  • Easiest path to get Canadian Citizenship

Permanent resident status in Canada is granted to a candidate who obtained the Canada PR visa when emigrating to Canada, however it is not equivalent to Canadian citizenship. Candidates with Permanent Residency can dwell in Canada permanently for 5 years. After four years of residing in Canada on PR status, the individual is eligible to apply for citizenship.

What is Canada PR?

Canada PR allows you to live and work in Canada permanently. With a PR visa, you will enjoy many of the same rights and benefits as Canadian citizens. This includes free public healthcare and education, the possibility to get a Canadian passport, and legal protection under Canadian law. To be eligible for a PR visa, you must meet certain requirements set by the Canadian government, such as being at least 18 years old, having a clean criminal record, passing a points-based immigration system, having enough money to support yourself and your family once you arrive in Canada, and so on.

Who is eligible for a Canadian PR Visa?

Planning to Bid Adieu to India and move to Canada-the land of countless opportunities? Canada invites thousands of Indians to become permanent residents and explore umpteen prospects and opportunities. 

To apply for a Canada PR Visa, you have to fulfill certain eligibility criteria. Once you have fulfilled all the prerequisites you are all set to explore a new life in the country amidst The Rockies. The most overwhelming part about any new beginning is the question, ‘Where to Start?’, we will walk you through the entire eligibility process so that you acquire detailed knowledge about getting a permanent residency in Canada.

What are the different programs to acquire a Canada PR Visa?

There are two primary categories into which these programs are divided into:

  1. Express Entry
  2. Provincial Nomination Programs

Under Express Entry, there are 3 distinct programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  3. Canadian Express Class (CEC)


Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
Language skills

English or French skills

  • CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations
  • CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations

English or French skills

  • CLB 7

English or French skills

  • CLB 5 for speaking and listening
  • CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experience

Canadian work experience in an occupation listed in 1 or more of these NOC TEER Categories:

  • TEER 0
  • TEER 1
  • TEER 2
  • TEER 3

Work experience in an occupation listed in 1 of these NOC TEER Categories:

  • TEER 0
  • TEER 1
  • TEER 2
  • TEER 3

Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3:

  • Major Group 72, technical trades and transportation officers and controllers, excluding Sub-Major Group 726, transportation officers and controllers
  • Major Group 73, general trades
  • Major Group 82, supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • Major Group 83, occupations in natural resources and related production
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and utilities operators and controllers
  • Major Group 93, central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors, excluding Sub-Major Group 932, aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
  • Minor Group 6320, cooks, butchers and bakers
  • Unit Group 62200, chefs
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work) One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation) Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offer Not required.

Not required.

But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.


Education Not required.

Secondary education required.

You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Not required.

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Provincial Nomination is when you are invited from a particular province as per their economic needs. These PNP programs are great pathways to acquiring permanent residency in Canada. These are the PNP Programs:

  1. Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
  2. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  3. Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  4. New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  5. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  6. Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  7. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  8. Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  9. Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  10. Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)
  11. Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)
  12. Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

Eligibility Requirements for Various Provincial Nomination Programs: This table demonstrates the basic requirements for you to attain a permanent residency in Canada through the various provincial nomination programs. 


Month Province No. of draws No. of candidates
December Alberta - -
BC 3 625
Manitoba 1 283
Ontario 2 5058
PEI 1 29
Quebec 1 1187
Saskatchewan - -
November Alberta 1 16
BC 3 536
Manitoba 3 969
Ontario 1 1052
PEI - -
Quebec 1 1210
Saskatchewan - -
October Alberta 5 318
BC 5 879
Manitoba 1 542
Ontario 1 1081
PEI - -
Quebec 1 1220
Saskatchewan - -
September Alberta 3 476
BC 4 839
Manitoba 3 1476
Ontario 5 2671
PEI - -
Quebec 2 2451
Saskatchewan - -
August Alberta 7 815
BC 5 937
Manitoba 4 1548
Ontario 6 9906
PEI - -
Quebec 2 2384
Saskatchewan - -
July Alberta 3 304
BC 4 746
Manitoba 3 1744
Ontario 4 1904
PEI 1 106
Quebec 1 1633
Saskatchewan 1 35
June Alberta 5 479
BC 4 717
Manitoba 3 1716
Ontario 3 3177
PEI 3 309
Quebec 1 1006
Saskatchewan 1 500
May BC 5 854
Manitoba 2 1065
Ontario 5 6890
Quebec 1 802
Saskatchewan 2 2076
PEI 2 280
April Alberta 4 405
BC 4 678
Manitoba 3 1631
Ontario 5 1184
Quebec 1 1020
Saskatchewan 1 1067
PEI 1 189
March Alberta 1 134
BC 4 968
Manitoba 2 1163
New Brunswick 1 144
Ontario 6 3,906
PEI 3 303
Quebec 2 1636
Saskatchewan 2 550
February Ontario 4 3,183
Manitoba 2 891
Saskatchewan 1 421
British Columbia 4 909
PEI 1 228
Alberta 1 100
January Ontario 6 3,591
Manitoba 2 658
Saskatchewan 1 50
British Columbia 5 1,122
PEI 2 223
Total 123 52,697

Requirements for Express Entry Programs:

Express Entry is a point-based system and is the popular and easy pathway to Canadian PR. These points are calculated based on various factors such as:

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Language Proficiency
  • Adaptability
  • Arranged Employment
  • Office Certificate

Eligibility Criteria Based on the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs: You have to acquire the minimum CRS score to be eligible for a Permanent Residency in Canada. These are the prerequisites that determine your CRS Score:

  1. A minimum of 67 points in the IRCC selection factor grid
  2. A good IELTS/PTE score: Canada has 2 official languages, French and English respectively. Proficiency in the official languages is mandated by the IRCC.
  3. Your age should be below 40: If your age is somewhere between 18-29, you can score additional points
  4. Educational Credential Assessment: Your Educational Qualification from a foreign country is assessed thoroughly. You must have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree or a qualification equivalent to a Canadian 4-year university degree.
  5. Proof of Funds: An individual has to show proof of funds if they plan to sponsor family members. (Table:
  6. You can also present your job offer if you have one through a designated employer under LMIA
  7. You should have at least 1 year of skilled employment experience. Under the Canadian National Occupation Classification, skilled employment is classified under Skill Type 0, A, or B, and is a defining factor for your eligibility. 

What are the important documents required to become eligible for Canada PR?

  • Passport Size Colored Photographs
  • Education Credential Assessment
  • Your Medical Certificate
  • Proof of Funds
  • Your Police Clearance Certificate
  • Letter of Recommendation from your employer
  • Passport and all the important travel documents

Supporting Documents are an extremely important factor in determining the eligibility process and processing time. 

What is the PR Processing Time for Canada?

You can acquire your Canada PR Visa within 6-8 months. The processing time may vary as per the program you have applied under. It takes about 3-4 months if applied under CEC in Express Entry, but if you have applied through a provincial nomination program, the time will depend on the steps. This table demonstrates the timelines if you have applied under the Express Entry Program.

Phase-wise process timelines & costs
Phase Process Description Designated Authority TAT (Turn Around Time) Fees Applicable
Phase 1 Step 1 An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify your foreign education is valid and equal to a completed credential in Canada. It is valid for 5 years. WES 6-8 Weeks CAD$305
[CAD$ 220 for report + CAD$ 85 for international courier]
CAD$ 275
IQAS 20 Weeks [CAD$ 200 for report + CAD$ 75 for international courier]
CAD$ 285
[CAD$ 200 for report + CAD$ 85 for international courier]
ICAS 20 Weeks CAD$ 275
[CAD$ 200 for report + CAD$ 75 for international courier]
ICES 8 – 10 Weeks CAD$ 210 + CAD$ 102 for Courier
CAD$ 310 Fee + CAD$ 190 SVR + CAD$ 120 for ECA
CAD$ 340 Fee + CAD$ 685 Evaluation
CES 12 Weeks IELTS: INR 15,500
  MCC (Doctors) 15 Weeks CELPIP: INR 10,845 [plus taxes]
PEBC (Pharmacists) 15 Weeks TEF: variable
Step 2 English or French Language Test IELTS /CELPIP /TEF Within 4 weeks No Fee
Varies based on Provinces.
Application Fees per Applicant – CAD$ 850
Phase 2 Step 1 EOI – Expression Of Interest IRCC Your Profile will be valid for 12 months. RPRF Fees for Applicant & Spouse – CAD$ 515
Step 2 PNP – Provincial Nomination Program Provincial Authorities Varies based on Provinces Biometrics – CAD$ 85 per person
Phase 3 Step 1 Invitation To Apply – ITA Main Applicant + Spouse + Children 60 Days Medical Fee – As applicable
Step 2 Passport Submission and PR Visa Main Applicant + Spouse + Children Up to 30 days VFS fee as applicable


Move to Canada and avail great job opportunities

According to the latest data, Canada offers one million employment opportunities for skilled professionals from abroad. The table outlines sought-after occupations in the country, presenting details on average salary ranges.


jobs  Salary
Specialist physicians $117,00-$375,000
Staff Nurses $69,336 – $89,835
Dentist $53,805 – $213,671
Physiotherapist $78,000 – $95,256
Lab Technician $46,810 – $65,265
Teachers $45,569 – $65,256
Microbiologist $76,109 – $86,659
Family physicians $58,015 – $310,054
Lawyers $48,630 – $146,431
Federal judges $308,600- $396,700
Senior managers of Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation, and Construction $75,159 – $141,569
Senior managers in Finance and Communications $77,805 – $129,629
Actuaries $45,820 – $129,740
Engineering managers $68,100-$172,000
Airline pilots $35,233 – $146,274


What are the benefits of acquiring a Permanent Residency in Canada?

Acquiring a PR Visa gives you access to all the impeccable facilities and opportunities. It opens doors to endless pursuits: live, work, study and have a secure future in Canada.

Let us quickly look at the benefits of immigrating to Canada:

  1. Free Access to Top-Notch Healthcare Facilities: Canada has great healthcare facilities and those with a PR Visa have access to this universal healthcare system and social services.
  2. You can accommodate, work, and study anywhere in Canada: If you have a PR, you are legally eligible to live and work in any province in Canada.
  3. Access to Free Education for your offspring: Canada PR ensures free education for your children till secondary. The cost of education in Canada is quite feasible for Permanent Residents.
  4. You can sponsor your family: Permanent Residents can apply through Express Entry for their spouse, in-law partners, and dependent children. You can also sponsor your family members and settle in Canada.
  5. Start a new business: Canada has an extremely thriving economy and is a great place for business ideas. Various initiatives are taken by the Canadian government to support promising entrepreneurs. 
  6. You will eventually be eligible for Canadian Citizenship: Post 3 years of stay in Canada you are eligible for Canadian Citizenship giving them a Canadian passport and voting rights.

How can Apply for Canada PR from India?

It has been observed that people from India have reiterated this question as to how they can apply for a PR in Canada from India. Canada is known for its diverse culture, excellent quality of life, and sound economic growth, and every year, many Indians immigrate to Canada. India is a prime source country for immigration, and there are various processes to obtain a Permanent Residency in Canada. Acquiring permanent residency (PR) in Canada from India requires careful planning, adherence to immigration policies, and reliable guidance. The Canadian Federal government planned to invite about 1.2 million permanent residents from 2021 to 2023. 

Understanding the Canada Immigration Process:

The Canadian immigration process is known for its well-defined structure, aimed at attracting skilled professionals and contributing to economic growth. The Express Entry system, a flagship program, has become the primary pathway for skilled immigrants to obtain Canada PR. The process involves creating an online profile, receiving a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, and being invited to apply for PR based on periodic draws conducted by the Canadian government.


Canada Latest Express Entry draws

Draw No Date Type Invitations Issued More Info
282 01-Feb-2024 French Speakers 7000 7,000 French Speakers Invited to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence
281 31-Jan-2024 N/A 730 Canada's Express Entry System Continues to Invite Immigrants in 2024
280 23-Jan-2024 N/A 1040 Canada Immigration News: IRCC Invites 1,040 Candidates in Latest Express Entry Draw
279 10-Jan-2024 N/A 1510 Canada Conducts the First Express Entry Draw of 2024: Canada Invites 1510 New Candidates
278 28-Dec-2023 Agriculture and Agri food category 400 Express Entry Draw 278: Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupation Category invites 400 candidates
277 20-Dec-2023 Transport Occupations 670 Canada Express Entry Draw 277: Transport Services Paves Way for 670 Candidates
276 19-Dec-2023 Trade Occupation 1000 Express Entry Invitations Pour in for Skilled Trades Workers Seeking Canadian Residence
275 18-Dec-2023 All Program draw 1,325 Canada Resumes Express Entry Invitation Rounds With 1325 Invitations
274 11-Dec-2023 STEM Category 5,900 Express Entry Draw 274 results are finally announced: Canada extends 5900 invitations in the STEM Category
273 07-Dec-2023 French Language Proficiency 1,000 First Canada Express Entry Draw Since October 2023 Invited 4700 Immigrants


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The January 23rd Express Entry draw invited 1,040 immigration candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, marking the second invitation round of 2024 so far. Candidates required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 543 to be invited. 

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Canada Conducts the First Express Entry Draw of 2024: Canada Invites 1510 New Candidates

The New Year starts with a bang! IRCC conducts the First Express Entry Draw of 2024 on the 10th of January, paving a path for 1510 new candidates to apply for a PR. As per the 2024-2026 plans, the federal government aims to invite 485,000 overseas workers in 2024, of which 110,000 candidates shall get their PR through Express Entry Programs.

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Saskatchewan PNP Draw 2023: 63 candidates receive ITA’s

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27 - Dec- 2023

Express Entry Draw 278: Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupation Category invites 400 candidates

IRCC conducts yet another Express Entry Draw, making it the fifth draw in December. Draw 278 in the Agriculture and Agri-Food category opens its arms to 400 new candidates. The minimum CRS score for this draw is 386. This draw has the lowest CRS score of all the draws held this month.

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Canada Express Entry Draw 277: Transport Services Paves Way for 670 Candidates

December 20th witnessed the latest Express Entry Draw in the Transport occupations category. With a minimum CRS Score of 435, new opportunities opened for 670 new candidates. This is the 4th draw in the month of December. After November witnessed a complete shutdown due to technical glitches, IRCC announced 4 Draws in December. The Canadian government is keen on inviting skilled professionals through speedy pathways....

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Express Entry Invitations Pour in for Skilled Trades Workers Seeking Canadian Residence

The December 18 draw targeted electricians, welders, heavy equipment operators and other in-demand occupations. Competition was fierce, with the minimum score for inclusion set at 425 points on Canada’s Comprehensive Ranking System. ...

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Canada Resumes Express Entry Invitation Rounds With 1325 Invitations

On December 18th, 2023, IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 1,325 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to immigration candidates in the Express Entry pool. Candidates required a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 542 to qualify for this latest all-program draw...

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Read these FAQs

Is it still easy to get PR in Canada?

We at Stark Visas are here to make your Canada PR Visa process seamless.

How many years is PR for Canada?

Your Permanent Resident cards are valid for up to 5 years. Ans 3.

Is IELTS mandatory for Canada PR?

IELTS is considered a valid exam for testing English proficiency by the IRCC, however, it is not mandatory for getting your Canadian PR.

What is the fastest PR in Canada?

Express Entry is the fastest and the most popular immigration program for Canada PR.

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