How do you get PR in Canada?
Currently, Canada is the most preferred country for people who want to move abroad for a better future and a high standard of living. Canada’s immigration policies are quite flexible too. Canada is luring thousands of people by offering a Permanent Residency visa.
First, let’s get to know what a Canadian PR Visa is. A Canadian PR Visa holder is a person who has been given the permanent residency status after immigration there.
People studying in Canada on a Students Visa, or people working in Canada on a work visa, are not considered as the Permanent residents of Canada. A PR Visa holder gets to enjoy all the rights that a Canadian Citizen enjoys, apart from the voting rights.
There are various Immigration programs in Canada, under which you can apply. A few of these programs are Federal Skilled workers program, Self-employed person’s program, PNP or the Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP), Start-up visa, etc.
The Canadian PR Visa process is a point-based system. You are given points on the basis of your Age, Work experience, Education, Language skills & other factors.
Key benefits of becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada:
By having a Permanent Residency of Canada, you can:
- Live, study and work anywhere in Canada without any work permit or a study visa;
- Apply for the Canadian Citizenship after you have stayed for a certain amount of time in Canada;
- Get all the healthcare benefits and other social benefits, that a Canadian citizen gets;
- Own a business and be self-employed.
The key documents required to apply for a PR Visa in Canada:
- You ECA (Education Credential Assessment);
- Sufficient funds to prove that you can support yourself and your family once you arrive in Canada;
- All the educational degrees or diploma, personal identification documents, and relevant information;
- Your Language assessment result. Canada accepts General IELTS exam result;
- Your Skills assessment test;
- Additional fee.