If you are planning to immigrate to Canada, then you should know the application steps to be followed. We provide a detailed list of steps to be taken to apply under each immigration pathway for a Canada PR visa.
Determine which immigration program for Canada that you can apply for
This can be one of the most important first steps in the immigration process. This can be a challenging step as there are more than 100 substreams of visa programs for immigrants. Each program has its unique criteria for entering as well as a different process for application and a list of required documents. It is therefore very important to take a lot of detailed care when deciding which program you need to apply through
Keep your documents for Canada immigration ready
Immigration documents are all the certificates, application forms as well as various records that will enable you to support your claim to obtaining a Canada PR. A detailed list of documents have been provided here Documents Required For Canada Immigration
Give your biometrics at a center near you
You will need to provide your biometrics which includes your fingerprints and photographs during the application process. If you have provided your biometrics at any time previously, then you will need to check if they remain valid at the time of your application
You will need to pay 85 CAD as biometrics fees at the time of submitting your application. You will receive a letter that confirms your biometrics appointment. The letter will also provide information on where to get your biometrics recorded.
Fill in all the required forms
You will need to fill in all the required forms, which are mandated for your immigration program. You must take care to complete all the forms as accurately as possible because even a tiny error such as a typo can seriously affect your immigration efforts and could potentially result in the rejection of your application. It is therefore important to take the advice of an experienced Canadian immigration consultant, who can guide you through the entire process.
Submit your application to the correct department
In this step, you will need to determine the method in which to submit your application, as it will differ depending on the immigration program that you are applying for
Wait to know your results
Once you have completed all the above steps, then the last step would be to wait patiently and optimistically for the results of your application.
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Get your CRS Score
You will be assigned a CRS score once you have completed your application. If your CRS score is equal to or more than 67 points.
Wait for the Express Entry Draw
The IRCC conducts Express Entry draws regularly. If your CRS score is equal to or higher than the cut-off score for any of the draws, and you meet the eligibility criteria for the draw, then you will be issued an ITA
Receive your Invitation to Apply
If you have satisfied the conditions in the above step, then you will get an Invitation to Apply from the IRCC. Once you receive it, you are required to complete your final application process within 60 days.
Obtain your Medical and police certificate
You will need to obtain a medical clearance as well as a police clearance certificate from the concerned authorities
Submit your final PR Application
Once you have all the documents ready, then you will need to make your final submission. Before submitting your application, you need to make sure that all documents are in perfect order
Get your PR status
Once you submit your application, you can expect it to get processed within six months. If your application has been approved by the immigration authorities, then you will receive a COPR or confirmation of Permanent residence. You will be able to travel to Canada with the COPR and once you arrived at the port of entry, then you can get your PR status stamped on your passport
Following are the steps required to apply for the Canadian Experience Class
You will need to put together an application package that included all the forms that you need to fill out along with a checklist
Based on your visa requirements and personal profile, you should select your immigration pathway and complete the appropriate steps for the respective immigration pathway to submit a successful application for Canada PR.
There is more than one immigration pathway for obtaining a PR visa for Canada, and each will have its own unique set of application steps to be followed. As a very first step, we recommend that you contact our expert Canada immigration advisors at Global Tree, who will assist you in determining the best pathway suited to your profile and guide you through the application process
The time that it will take to receive a PR visa, after submitting your application, will depend on the immigration category that you have applied for, and the current backlog condition of all applicants at the consulate through which you are applying. For more complete and updated information on the same, you can reach out to our Canadian immigration experts at Global Tree
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