Undoubtedly, Canada is one of the most user-friendly countries in the world to get permanent residency. However, no one can deny the fact that it searches mainly for skilled and experienced internationals that can contribute to its economy and meet the shortage of labour in the market. There are many popular immigration programs like federal express entry program, federal skilled worker program, provincial nomination program and more which brings applications from different walks of life.
There are certain requirements related to funds, application fees, documents, education, work experience and language proficiency which need to fulfill to become eligible for Canadian PR. In case, a candidate is a skilled worker from overseas countries and wishes to apply to Federal Skilled Worker Class, then he/she needs to have minimum 67 points out of 100 in point assessment grid. Let’s understand them one-by-one.
Educational background is one of the selection factors in the point table. Candidates having PhD degrees score the highest points. The minimum education required for Canadian PR visa is a secondary diploma/high school diploma. Moreover, all candidates need to submit ECA report from an authority which can assess the candidate’s education equivalent to the Canadian education system.
Candidates who are under 18-45 ages can apply for Canada Permanent residence visa. However, the age group from 18 years to 35 years has more chance to get PR as more number of people in this age group enhances the productivity or economic graph of Canada.
Work experience requirements:
As Canada mostly deals in labour-intensive jobs or work so, to meet the shortage of labour in the market, it needs experienced workers. If a candidate wants to apply for permanent resident status in Canada, then the candidate must have at least one year of full experience or the equivalent in part-time work. That work experience should be as a skilled worker in Canada. That means the candidate must have worked at least 30 hours per week and at least 1,560 hours in a year.
To easily understand the culture and get involved in the ambience of Canada, proficiency in Canada’s official language, English or French is quite essential for a new immigrant. So, all interested candidates need to appear in the language proficiency test like IELTS or TEF. Based on the score in all four abilities including reading, writing, speaking, and listening in these exams, authorities decide whether they can move to Canada or not.
- Passport bio-page and other travel documents
- Passport size photographs
- Proof of funds
- Educational certificates
- Work experience certificate from all previous employers till date
- Proof of civil status like the birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Language proficiency test result
- Education credential assessment (ECA) report, if an applicant has completed education outside Canada
- Provincial nomination, if any
- Copy of health insurance and police clearance certificate
Requirements for funds:
Proof of funds is essential to show concerned authorities that an applicant has sufficient funds to support him/her and his/her family in Canada after immigration. For an individual who is single or never married, the required amount is around 7, 00,000 in INR whereas if an applicant is married, then it’s 7, 00,000 for primary applicant, 1, 50,000 for the secondary applicant (spouse) and 1,50,000 for every dependent kid.
|Number of family members||Funds required in Canadian Dollars|
|for each additional family member||3,414|
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