Application for Canada's PR (Permanent Residency)

25 Apr, 2018

Trying to apply for Canada’s PR, you are practically cooking a good meal for yourself, because you are getting yourself to a better professional and personal sphere. The Permanent Residency (PR) status is the best way of migrating to Canada. This application method lasts for five years. There two ways of getting the Permanent Residency Status-Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Express Entry Program.

Express Entry Program

The express entry program was introduced in January 2015; this is an online program that is organized by the IRCC through the express entry draws, applicants are to obtain a particular point to meet the eligibility criteria, these scores are recorded on the basis of Education, Language Proficiency, Work Experience and Age. This program gives the candidates an opportunity to reside anywhere in the state.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Permanent Residency (PR) Status is gotten in this program by meeting the criteria that will be set by different provinces, each province has its different eligibility criteria, so the criteria for qualification for all provinces are different. You can contact your immigration counselor to know the eligibility criteria for any province or visit the website of the province.

 Quebec skilled worker program (QSWP)

The Quebec skilled workers program is designed for those that want to settle in Quebec only; it is geared towards establishing quick immigration of skilled workers into Quebec. The criterion and application method are unique. The applicants in Quebec goes directly to the Quebec government.

The Quebec application process is quite an easy one, just get selected via the Quebec program by having a minimum of a 50-point score for an individual and 59-point score if you are with spouse or family. One proceeds to apply for PR status with the government of Canada. The set of people that tend to benefit from this Quebec program are those that have skills of high demand in Quebec.

What you should know

If you are really interested in migrating to Canada, you need to be updated with current information.

  • Age of the dependent child has been changed to under 22 from under 19, giving room for older children.
  • The Conditional Permanent Residency Rule which let’s spouse stay with a partner for a minimum 2 years has been canceled.
  • Candidates with Proficiency in the French language will be allocated 30 comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.