Canada Permanent Resident Visa New Rules, Requirements 2019

Canada Permanent Resident Visa New Rules, Requirements 2019
Canada Permanent Resident Visa New Rules, Requirements 2019

Canada Permanent Resident Visa New Rules, Requirements 2019

Canada is considered one of the most favourite destinations among Indian families to settle. Canada is the top pick for 2019. This is because year’s back, the very first person to permanently settle in Canada belonged to a Sikh Family. Since then, many Indians have landed on the Canadian soil to set their new adobe.

The Federal government of Canada has discharged a “noteworthy and dependable” three-year Canada Immigration Plan for 2018-2020, with an objective to welcome 980,000 new perpetual permanent residents to the nation.

The larger part of new permanent occupants will settle as outsiders, with 242,100 anticipated that would land through projects oversaw under the Express Entry framework. With handling times of 6 months or less, Express Entry has ended up being effective in conveying a huge number of specialists to Canada, and in addition helping remote labourers and graduates progress to get permanent inhabitant status or PR visa.

The central government will likewise keep on working with the provinces and territories in settling up to 183,800 new residents on a permanent basis through the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) from 2018 to 2020.

Canada will likewise welcome up to 265,500 spouses, customary law accomplices, subordinate kids, guardians, and grandparents of Canadian natives and perpetual residents under its Family Class programs. At long last, Canada will keep on maintaining its convention of being a place of refuge for those in needs by settling up to 137,350 exiles, and also up to 12,250 for philanthropic and different reasons.

Altogether, the administration plans to welcome 310,000 new residents in 2018, trailed by 330,000 out of 2019, and 340,000 of every 2020.

If you are searching for movement to Canada from India 2019, then you are reading the right thing.  In this focused period, it is the need of hour to get the most forward data. In case you are trying to make Canada your impermanent or lasting home in 2019, beneath snippet of data may come helpful for you.

Canada has been a hot goal for movement since the turn of 21st century. With immense territories lying uninhabited and unparalleled potential for a superior profession, prosperous life and stable future; Indians have been making beelines for movement to this North American country. Today with the a large portion of globe reeling under the obligation emergency post worldwide emergency, Canadian economy is one of those couple of countries which is in inclinations and need predictable inflow of skilled workers to address basic lacks in labour pool in 2019.

Canada PR through Express Entry Program 2019 is a point put together relocation process based with respect to the capability and individual data of a candidate dependent on six components; Age, Experience, Qualification, Language capacity, Adaptability and employment offer. Points are apportioned for each factor separately which gets determined further to coordinate the Comprehensive Ranking framework cut off put forward for all candidates in the Express Entry Pool. The score differs for every candidate according to their certifications and credentials.

Before applying under any of the projects offered by IRCC Canada 2019, we would propose you to converse with the immigration specialists of our organization to know the most appropriate choice accessible for you in 2019. This appraisal would enable you to pick up trust in our organization and in your ability of turning into a Permanent Resident of Canada in the coming year 2019.

Canada intends to welcome 340000 talented experts by 2020 under its 2018-2020 plans. With expanding business development in 10 years, Canada has immense open doors for talented experts from over the globe especially in 2019. Hopeful candidates with less IELTS score would now be able to apply for Provincial Nominee Program for favoured province of Canada.

To permanently settle in Canada in 2019, you need to apply for a Visa called Permanent Resident Visa (PR Visa). A PR visa allows you to come, work and settle in the country for an indefinite time period. Being a permanent resident of the country, you get to earn a lot of benefits and perks offered by the Canadian government.

Thus after gaining the PR status, you can liberally enjoy these rights in the country:

  1. Right to be a legal civilian of the country
  2. Right to gain education/ study anywhere in the country
  3. Right to gain employment/work anywhere in the country
  4. Right to leave and re-enter to the country
  5. Right to have access to health facilities & schemes available to general public
  6. Right to apply for Citizenship after spending 3 consecutive years in the country
  7. Right to move to Mexico under NAFTA agreement
  8. Right to sponsor your relatives & friends in the country

It is therefore true to say that a Permanent Resident Visa gives you a legal entitlement to be a resident of the country.

Now let us discuss different ways to get a Canada Permanent Resident Visa 2019.

Different immigration Programs in Canada to get a PR visa

Immigration to Canada in 2019 is possible via different programs for different classes of people. If you are a skilled and educated individual looking for opportunities in Canada, then Economic Class program is suitable for you to apply in 2019. Other options include Business immigration programs, Family Sponsorships, etc. depending up on your purpose of visiting Canada.

The below section will focus on the Economic Class Programs for 2019:

Express Entry Program: Express Entry Program was introduced by Canada in the year 2015 sensing a dire need for a more systematic way of immigration. Before Express Entry System came into being, there used to be a trend of delayed visas, more processing time and first-come-first-served basis of selection. However, with the well-liked move of bringing Express Entry into picture, processing time has been cut down to 6-8 months as compared to 2-5 years! Moreover, the selection basis of candidates ceases to be first-come, first-served. Candidates under Express Entry are now selected on the basis of a point system called CRS point system.

There are three popular streams under Express Entry System:

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

Federal Skilled Worker Program 2019 is for skilled workers who are having appropriate age, educational qualification, work experience and language ability to come and settle in Canada while contributing towards development of the Canadian economy and at the same time, meeting the labour shortages in the country.

Federal Skilled Trades Program 2019 is for semi-skilled/unskilled workers with a basic level of education, experience and language skills. To apply for this FSTP in 2019, the candidate must have a valid Job offer letter from an employer operating business inside Canada.

Canadian Experience Class 2019 is for those individuals who are holding a prior familiarity in Canada in terms of experience while on a temporary visa type (Work permit, travel visa, etc.)

There is one more popular system through which Canadian immigration authorities invites skilled personnel in the country in 2019 known by the name Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs).

Provincial Nomination Programs in 2019 are offered by different provinces of Canada. Each provincial program has its own requirements in terms of age, education, experience, language and Job offer. To be eligible to immigrate to Canada in 2019 through a Provincial Nomination Program, you must meet all the eligible criteria laid down by that particular province.

There are 10 Provincial Nomination Programs in Canada:

  1. Ontario Provincial Nomination Program
  2. British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program
  3. Quebec Provincial Nomination Program
  4. Alberta Provincial Nomination Program
  5. Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Program
  6. Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Program
  7. Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program
  8. Prince Edward Provincial Nomination Program
  9. New Brunswick Provincial Nomination Program
  10. Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nomination Program

Canada Permanent Resident requirements for Skilled Worker in 2019

Following factors are essential in order to be eligible for any skilled immigration program 2019:

  1. Age: Must not be more than 42 years
  2. Educational Qualification: Must not be less than 15 years
  3. Work experience: Must not be less than 2 year in any skilled occupation which is listed in the occupation list of Canada
  4. Language ability: Must not be less than 7 bands in each module of general training IELTS examination
  5. Arrange Employment: Points (10 max)
  6. Adaptability: Points (10 max)

On the basis of these credentials one must be able to score at least 67 points out of 100 to be eligible for the Immigration process in 2019.

Mind that these 67 points is the bare minimum eligibility score. In order to have a better likelihood of selection from the pool of candidates, you must try to improve your score as much as you can.

Canada immigration PR Process Steps from India 2019

Applying for Canada Permanent Resident Visa 2019 is a step-wise-step systematic process. Following steps will guide you through the beginning till the grant of PR visa.

Step 1: Get your Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA)

ECA states your education’s equivalency with Canadian standard of education. There are different assessing bodies in Canada which assesses your educational degrees depending on the field of study. The most popular and widely accepted body is World Education Service (WES).

Step 2: IELTS language test

IELTS (International English Language Testing Standards) is a language proficiency test which is mandatorily required by the government of Canada to know your English language ability. IELTS has 4 modules namely Speaking, Writing, Reading & Listening. The desired score expected from an individual is CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 8 and above.

Step 3: Submit your Express Entry Application online

Submitting an Express Entry application is an online process. You have to file your application under any of these three streams- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Step 4: Calculate total CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score)

A Comprehensive Ranking Score gives you a point score based on certain credentials such as age, educational qualification, work experience, English French language ability, etc. The Maximum of points you can earn on the aforementioned credentials are:

Language Skills – 28 points maximum

Educational Qualification – 25 points maximum

Work Experience – 15 points maximum

Arranged Employment – 10 points maximum

Adaptability – 10 points maximum

Step 5: Apply for Provincial Nomination (Optional)

At this stage, you can also apply for a Provincial Nomination Program if you are willing to do so. Getting a nomination from a province requires you to reside and work in a particular province of Canada. Also, an extra CRS of 600 points will be awarded to you and as a result, your probability of selection for Canada Permanent Residence visa increases.

Step 6: Wait for CIC to conduct Express Entry Draw

After submitting your Express Entry Profile, you will arrive at the Express Entry pool consisting of all other applicants of PR visa to Canada. These all people are like your competitors. The immigration authority of Canada, known by the name CIC conducts regular draws (once in every 15 days) and invites applicants from the pool with highest scores.

Step 7: Get selected/ Receive Invitation To Apply (ITA)

After your selection following the Express Entry draw, CIC will issue you an Invitation To Apply (ITA). Within 60 days post receiving ITA, comply with all the documentation and get your Permanent Residence Visa to Canada!

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50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year

50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year
50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year

50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year

Indians residing in Canada are taking their immigration journey a step forward, with several thousands opting for Canadian citizenship, after having lived in the country for the specified duration as permanent residents.

Responding to a request from TOI, Canadian authorities shared some statistics. During the 10-month period ending October 2018, nearly 15,000- odd Indians obtained citizenship. If compared with 2017, it’s a steep rise of 50%.

As country of birth, India figured in the second highest number of applications from those claiming Canadian citizenship. Philippines topped this list by a slender lead: 15,600-odd Filipinos became citizens of Canada during this ten-month period, but this was a marginal increase of 11% compared to the traffic from Philippines for the entire 12 months of 2017.

In all, according to statistics shared with TOI, 1.39 lakh permanent residents became Canadian citizens in the 10 months ended October 30; of this, the share of Indians was nearly 11%. These are preliminary figures and final statistics are estimated to be much higher. But it is still unlikely to cross the record high of 2015 when the highest number of Indians—28,000-odd—opted for Canadian citizenship, following which there was a year-on-year decline, with interest picking up again sharply in 2018.

“Since Oct 2017, it has become easier to qualify to apply for Canadian citizenship. In particular, the time period for which a permanent resident must be physically present in Canada before applying for citizenship has reduced. As compared to a 4-year residency requirement out of 6 years, now a permanent resident needs to be physically present in Canada for 3 out of five years,” explains Ontario-based Talha Mohani, immigration law specialist and managing director at Migration Bureau Corp.

Unlike a permanent residency (which is akin to a green card in the US), a citizenship grants more benefits, such as greater mobility, eligibility to work in the government sector, and obtaining the right to vote.

David Nachman, managing attorney at NPZ Law Group, points out an important facet of mobility, “A Canadian passport (citizenship) also facilitates individuals to apply for a Trade National (TN) visa to enter and work in the US.” While this is similar to the H-1B work visa it is not subject to the annual cap and is easier to obtain.

Incidentally, India has emerged as the top source country for permanent residents. During 2017, 51,000-odd Indians were admitted as permanent residents. These statistics were tabled in the annual report (2018) on immigration submitted to the Canadian Parliament.

According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the federal department which facilitates arrival of immigrants to Canada, an estimated 1.53 lakh people would have obtained Canadian citizenship by October 2018—being a year from the date the new relaxed norms for citizenship came into effect. This estimate is an increase of 40% compared to the 1.08 lakh people who obtained citizenship in the same period the year before, adds the IRCC in an official release.

IRCC adds that after the changes in the regulation, during the nine-month period from October 2017 to June 2018, it received 2.42 lakh applications for citizenship, more than double the previous corresponding period. Despite this, the processing time continued to be within 12 months.

There are also many individuals who have not yet obtained Canadian citizenship, who commute daily from Canada to US for work.  Hari (last name withheld) has a Canadian Permanent Residency, and currently works in the US on an H-1B visa. He moved from US, a little over two years ago, to enable his wife to obtain a job.

Hari describes his daily commute between Windsor area in Canada and the US border town of Detroit as easy. “The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, and my daily commute is not regarded as my having abandoned permanent residence in Canada. I will however, have to prove that I returned to Canada each day and cross-border tax implications have to be dealt with.” Long term, he plans to obtain Canadian citizenship and work in Canada as the tech sector there is expanding.

Indians top charts for PR status

India with 51,651 Indians (or 18% of the total) admitted as permanent residents (PR) during 2017, emerged as the top most source country. This was a rise of 30% over the previous year. It toppled Philippines, with 40,857 Filipinos getting entry into Canada as permanent residents, followed by the Chinese with 30,270. In all 2.86 lakh individuals were admitted into Canada as permanent residents. These statistics are detailed in the ‘2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration’. The Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2019 to 2021 reveals that more than a million new immigrants will be admitted over three years.

The trend is likely to continue given the growth of the tech sector in Canada and protectionist regime of the Trump administration. TOI had, in its front page of June 15, pointed out the trend of H-1B workers, Migrating to Canada.

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How to get a Canada work permit processed within two weeks

How to get a Canada work permit processed within two weeks
How to get a Canada work permit processed within two weeks

How to get a Canada work permit processed within two weeks

Find out if you’re eligible for two-week processing through the Global Skills Strategy

Start working in Canada faster through the Global Skills Strategy. We will process most eligible work permit applications within two weeks.

Who is eligible for two-week processing?

There are two ways you can be eligible for two-week processing of your work permit application. It depends on if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

If you don’t need an LMIA (LMIA-exempt)

If you don’t need an LMIA, you will be eligible for two-week processing if you meet all of these requirements:

  • you are applying from outside Canada
  • your job is either skill type 0 (managerial) or skill level A (professional) in the National Occupational Classification system
  • your employer has submitted an offer of employment using the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee

International Experience Canada applicants are not eligible.

If you need an LMIA (LMIA-required)

If you need an LMIA, you will qualify for two-week processing if you meet all of these requirements:

  1. you are applying from outside Canada
  2. you have a positive LMIA through the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (this will be on the LMIA decision letter)

Spouses and dependents

Your spouse, common-law partner and dependent children are also eligible for two-week processing on applications. This applies to applications for a

They must submit a complete application and apply at the same time as you.

How to get two-week processing

Once you have the documents and information you need from your employer, you and your family members must

  • apply online from outside Canada
  • submit a complete application
  • include a medical exam (if needed)
  • include police certificates (if needed)
  • pay the processing fees
  • submit your biometrics results within two weeks of submitting your application (if needed)

Local visa office requirements

Many of our visa offices abroad have specific instructions that you need to follow. Check your local visa office requirements to make sure you are including all required documents with your application.

You can find your local instructions in the application package.

  1. Go to the work permit application.
  2. Select apply online.
  3. Select the country or territory you’re applying from.
  4. Download the country-specific “visa office requirements” from the list of documents, if there are any.

If you don’t see any visa office requirements in the list of documents, then there are no special instructions for your location.

Examples of requirements that may change depending on where you are applying from:

  1. police certificates
  2. biometrics

Special instructions if you need an LMIA

Make sure you:

  • Answer “yes” when asked during the online eligibility check: “Did Employment and Social Development Canada issue your employer’s Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Global Talent Stream?”
  • Apply as soon as they receive your LMIA decision letter

We won’t process your application in two weeks if:

  1. you aren’t eligible to apply through the Global Skills Strategy
  2. your application is incomplete
  3. you forget documents from your local visa office instructions
  4. you submit a paper application
  5. you apply from inside Canada
  6. you submit an International Experience Canada application
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