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How to Move to Canada from India With Family 2024?


When you are preparing to move to Canada with family, there are a lot of things you need to take care of before and after the beginning of the whole process.

In case of a single applicant, though, the preparations are similar; however, less process burden is there, as he has to prepare himself only for the visa process.

On the other hand, if you are immigrating to Canada from India with family, you have to not only get your documents ready but also make certain the documents and other things of your family members are also intact.

Not just the documents, the Canadian government has issued several guidelines and instructions for the families moving to Canada on a permanent residence visa.

Let’s find out briefly the process of Moving to Canada from India with family.

Which is the Best Immigration Program to Move to Canada from India?

Well, federal Express Entry system is hands down the best program to apply and obtain the permanent residency in Canada from India.

Being online and point based system, it has become the popular choice of the people migrating to Canada from India.

You can register your profile on express entry and it will be evaluated by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) based on some selection factors, i.e. age, education, language skills, work experience, adaptability, etc.

In the primary round, you need to score 67 points out of 100 based on these factors under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category.

Once clearing the first round you will reach express entry pool where you need 440 plus score out of 1200 as per the latest express entry draw cut off. Your score calculated in EE pool is called CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score.

(Note: You need to provide documents to confirm your language proficiency (i.e. IELTS Test score with minimum CLB 7 score) and ECA (Educational Credential Assessment from WES (World Education Service) or any other approved institution.)

Related: How to Apply for Canada Parent and Grandparent Visa?

How to Apply in Express Entry System as a Family?

Well, when you are applying in EE system with family, your main ambition remains obtaining maximum points on Express Entry system and to feature in the merit list, so that you can get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

First of all, you need to observe as to whom among you and your partner can score the maximum points based on below six selection factors, i.e.

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language ability
  • Adaptability
  • Arranged Employed in Canada

Whoever gets the high CRS score in EE system, stands the better chance of getting an invite from the Canadian government, should be the primary applicant in EE System.

Also, add the credentials of your partner (secondary applicant) as well, i.e. IELTS Score, qualification, etc. so that you can earn valuable points based on the same.

Obtain Invitation to Apply from IRCC

If your CRS Score is good enough, i.e. (440 plus as per latest demand), you will get the invitation to apply from the Canadian government (IRCC).

On receipt of the invite, you need to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residency visa along with the required documents, i.e. medical certificate, PCC, other demographic documents of the whole family, etc.

You may also choose to apply through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), such as SINP, OINP, AINP, NSNP, etc. if your CRS point score is low.

Related: Ways to Improve your CRS Score

Updated Proof of Funds Requirement for Moving to Canada from India with Family

You need to show the proof of funds when applying Canada PR from India with family via federal express entry system. Find below the funds you need to show as per the family members:

  Number of family members  

2020 Amount (Canadian dollars)

1 $12,960
2 $16,135
3 $19,836
4 $24,083
5 $27,315
6 $30,806
7 $34,299
Each additional family member $3,492

Related: Canada PR Visa Fees in Indian Rupees

In case, you need further advice, assistance or clarification for Immigration to Canada from India with family, you may write to our Canada immigration specialist at our email id info@canadapravenue.com

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