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Canada Immigration Programs and Process


Do you wish to move to Canada, but have no idea about the right visa program for you? Here is the list of top 2 Canada immigration programs for you to immigrate to Canada in the year 2020.

Let us discuss in detail about the above-mentioned programs:

Express Entry System

Created in the year 2015, the Express Entry system is online point based system for immigration to Canada. With a faster processing time of three to six months, express entry is advantageous for the applicants who do not have any prior job offer.The EE system has three main categories, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program;
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program; and
  • Canadian Experience Class

The first one, i.e. FSWP is largely popular among Canada PR applicants.

The FSWP category of Express Entry helps the Canadian government in finding the right candidate with required qualification and experience. Currently, there is a total of 347 occupations applicable under the FSWP.


FSWP Process Requirements

Under the Federal Skilled Program, you are required to make an EOI (Expression of Interest)and create an Express Entry profile. The information in the profile provides a potential score out of 100 based on an assessment grid.

In order to qualify, you have to score 67 out of 100 based on some key factors, i.e.

  Points are scored based on factors like:  

  • Arranged employment: 10 points
  • Adaptability: 10 points
  • Age: 12 points
  • Education: 25 points
  • Language ability: 28 points
  • Work experience: 15 points

Other FSWP Process Requirements

  • Sufficient Funds-To apply through this immigration program, you should have sufficient funds in your bank account to financially support you and your family members Canada.
  • Medical Exams- You are also required to complete your medical examination for proving that you and your family members are in good health condition. This should be done via a medical professional listed on the Canadian Physicians Panel.
  • Security Clearance- Another step is to get your security clearance document, also known as a PC (Police Clearance) Certificate.
  • Work Experience- You should have at least one year of full-time employment,work experience for applying under this program. Volunteer work or any unpaid internship will not be accepted.

Federal Skilled Program Application Process

The application process for this Program is easy to follow. There are eight steps to follow for completing your application:

  1. Make an EOI (Expression of Interest) and an online Express Entry profile
  2. Get a score based on CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System)
  3. Get an ITA (Invitation to Apply)
  4. Submit the Canada PR application
  5. Wait, while an Immigration Officer reviews your application
  6. Apply for PC and medical exam certificate when asked by the visa office
  7. Confirm a valid passport and keep your PR application fee ready
  8. Receive your Canadian PR visa approval


Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Most of the provinces in Canada have a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through which they select and nominate the skilled and talented individuals for permanent residency in Canada. If you apply and get selected for a provincial nomination through EE stream of a PNP, you can earn as many as 600 additional points in Express Entry. Also, other PNP streams to offer Canada PR pathway to the applicants. Find below the details regarding some key PNPs of Canada, i.e.

Prince Edwards Island PNP- Express Entry Stream

Another category via which you can immigrate to Canada in 2020 is the Prince Edward Island Provincial Nomination Program (PEI PNP). This one is linked with the famous Express Entry system.

With this program, you can apply and qualify for the Canadian PR Invitation, only if you are nominated by the Prince Edward province. After receiving a Provincial Nomination (PN), you can apply for PR to live and work in a province. But, you should complete this application form within 60 days of receiving PN, otherwise, your invitation will become invalid and you will have to start from scratch.

To get selected for Provincial Nomination, you have to apply under any of the below-mentioned programs:

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

Once you qualify under one of the above-stated programs, you can create your online Express Entry profile. Your profile will enter into the Express Entry pool where the province will search the potential applicants and sends a Provincial Nomination invitation to the applicants who fit for the PEI.

Find out the basic procedures or step to follow:

  • Create your EOI via the PEI Expression of Interest process
  • Wait for account verification
  • Receive an email notification for completing your ITA (Invitation to Apply)
  • Update your profile and pay the application fee
  • Wait for application review by the IRCC for approval
  • Get your visa

Ontario Immigrant PNP

Ontario is considered as one of the Canadian immigration programs. As per Statista, Ontario allow 132,417 immigrants to permanently reside in 2018 via various streams of their Immigrant Provincial Nominee Program.

Here are the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s categories:

Employer Job Offer:

  • Foreigner Worker Stream
  • In-Demand Skills Streams
  • International Student Stream

Human Capital:

  • International Graduates
    •  Masters Graduate Stream; and
    • Ph.D. Graduate Stream
  • Ontario’s Express Entry

You need to have express entry account to apply for this stream. The EE steam has three key subcategories, i.e.

  • French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Skilled Trades Stream

Express Entry – Human Capital Priorities stream is the most popular stream of OINP.

  • Corporate Stream
  • Entrepreneur Stream


Check out the necessary requirements for applying:

  • Provide IDs, Educational qualifications, language exams, job offers, letter of employment, CVs and other important documents
  • Upload all documents for OINP online account
  • Confirm sufficient funds
  • Get provincial nomination
  • Apply with an ITA
  • Wait for application review by an Immigration Officer
  • Receive your visa

To know more about Canada immigration process and programs, you can visit Canada PR Avenue. You ll get access to the latest news related to Canada immigration express entry system and Canada immigration points to information about Canada immigration eligibility criteria and documentation requirements.If you wish to have further details or clarification about the Canada PR process, you may forward an email to our Canada immigration expert at info@canadapravenue.com.

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