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Immigrate to Canada from India

The Canadian government has laid out golden opportunities for Indian Nationals to live, work or pursue their higher education in Canada. Through more than 100 pathways, Canada targets skilled immigrants to fill up the shortages in the Labor Market. It has been statistically proven that about 33% of the Canadian population comprises Indian nationals and is only about to increase in the near future. 

Indians are always on the lookout for better standards of living and a chance to bag hefty salaries. Working in Canada can increase your chances of earning 8x more than your current package, depending on your job profile, experience and industry.

There are multiple pathways for an Indian to immigration to Canada, Express Entry being the easiest and most prominent one. 

What are the pathways through which Indians can immigrate to Canada From India? Programs and Eligibility Criteria

In 2021, almost 50% immigration of Indian Nationals took place via Express Entry. 

There are 3 programs under the Express Entry Pathway:

These programs are for those skilled international workers who have had an international work experience, or an excellent track record and are invited through economic work programs or are having a recent work experience in Canada (at least 12 months of work experience in the last 3 years).

Alongside Express Entry are the Provincial Nomination Programs, where candidates are directly nominated by various provinces based on the labor market requirement. The Labor Market is assessed thoroughly and a list is prepared stating the labor shortages that prevent economic growth and require instant attention. Provinces then nominate candidates from the Express Entry Pool to come and fill up these positions. 

If you are applying for a Canada PR under the Express Entry Programs or one of the Provincial Nomination Programs, these are the eligibility criteria: Checking your eligibility prior application is important.

You must take a Language Proficiency Test: A good score in your IELTS exam will not only improve your CRS score but also earn you certain privileges

  • Get your Educational Credentials approved through a credible assessment process by an immigration officer
  • Explore Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) options to increase your chances of getting a Canada Permanent Residency Visa
  • Score a minimum of 67 CRS points
  • Wait for  an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Complete Medical Examination and get a Police Clearance Certification
  • Once the entire process concludes, you will receive your Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR).

The 13 provinces and territories in Canada have their separate Nomination Programs. These programs give Indians an opportunity to acquire a Canada PR Visa. The requirements however may vary or require more qualification depending on the program you have applied for.

These are the PNP’s:

Quebec Skilled Worker Program: Quebec conducts an entirely different immigration program to provide PR. Quebec’s French roots and cultural richness has its own unique demands. Many provinces including Quebec mandates an Expression of Interest (EOI) to provide permanent residency. Saskatchewan is another province that demands an EOI submitted through the online portal. For any Indian National looking forward to settling in Quebec, proficiency in French is essential.

Apart from these options, the Canadian government provides various other programs that an Indian national can apply under:

  1. Family Class Immigration: The Canadian government gives provision to its citizens and permanent residents to invite family members to stay in Canada. By 2026, the government plans on inviting more than 80k new immigrants through this program. 

The eligibility criteria for this program is that you have to be 18 or above. You also need to prove that you have adequate funds to look after your family’s well-being.

If you want to apply for the PR of a relative outside Quebec, it should be applied through IRCC and if you are in Quebec, the Quebec Ministry of Diversity and Inclusion have the federal undertaking.

  1. Economic and Business Immigration Programs: There are various programs designed to support businessmen and entrepreneurs. If you have a business idea that will raise havoc and boost the economic growth significantly, the Canadian government is all in. 

To be able to start a business in Canada, you must have the means to fund the business. You should also have proficiency in at least one of the two official languages(French and English). Thirdly your business idea should be approved by the LMIA.

The Factors that contribute to your Canadian Immigration

One of the most important factors that contributes to a hassle-free processing time are the documents. If you have all your documents such as: passport size coloured photograph, education credential assessment, medical certificate, proof of funds, police clearance certificate, letter of recommendation and passport visa.

If an immigration officer contacts you for additional information, make sure you respond quickly and accurately. There are some programs that may require more qualifications and documents. Once you have taken care of the basic factors, the rest is cake walk. The processing time for a Canadian Permanent Residency is somewhat between 6-8 months and the processing fee for an individual is CAD 2300. The fee changes as per the addition of family members. 

If you have a Canada PR and want to invite your spouse/legal partner, you need not provide any fund proof until asked.

Along with the financial aspects, you unlock so many benefits such as: access to universal healthcare facilities, your kids can enroll in good schools and education is free in Canada up till the age of 18. Even beyond that, once you get a Canada PR Visa,  you can apply to the best universities and the cost of education will not dig a hole in your pocket, your rights are protected under Canadian Law and you enjoy a beautiful life in a progressive society.

You also become eligible for Canadian Citizenship if you have completed 3 years in Canada. It is an opportunity to hold onto for all the Indians who have let their dream to immigrate to Canada lie dormant. With the help of Stark Visas, get your Permanent Residency and enjoy a blissful life amidst the Rockies.

Stark Visas is the Best Immigration Consultants in India

For Indian Nationals who are planning to move to the Great White North, the sky's the limit! With more than 1 million job vacancies and billions of dollars allocated for the immigrants, Indian Nationals have numerous pathways to grab these opportunities.

Stark Visas will help you pave your way to remarkable opportunities. It has been seen that Indians choose to settle in Canada over other foreign nations. Our expertise and knowledge can help you achieve this seamlessly. 

Read these FAQs

Is it a good idea to immigrate to Canada from India?

Canada consistently does well in global surveys on safety, progress, and quality of life. Canada is regularly ranked in the top 10 safest countries in the world as defined by the Global Peace Index.

What is the age limit for moving to Canada?

There is no specific age limit requirement for any Canadian immigration program.

Is it easy to get PR for Canada from India?

Canada permanent resident visa is easy to obtain only when you follow the correct procedure .

Can we move to Canada without IELTS?

If you have a work visa or are sponsored by your family or employer, you can work or study in Canada without taking the IELTS exam.

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