Canada has always been a magnet for skilled professionals and workers from India, who aspire to get high standards of living and manifold career options abroad.
So, there is no surprise if you are planning to settle in Canada from India. The first step to settle in Canada is getting a permanent residency visa, which allows you to live and work anywhere in Canada permanently. Moreover, after spending a few initial years on PR status, you can also apply for citizenship in Canada.
However, you must choose the right pathway to apply Canada PR from India in a foolproof manner diminishing even the minute possibility of delay or rejection of the application.
To ensure this, selection of right immigration program to get permanent residency in Canada from India is important. So, which would be the best option? Well, looking at the popularity and ease of applying Express Entry System and Provincial Nominee Program are the two best options.
The Express Entry system is federal point-based immigration system of Canada, while provincial nominee programs belong to different Canadian provinces. Let’s take a look at both options.
Federal Express Entry system is the fastest pathway to get permanent residency in Canada from India. In fact, it can get you Canada PR Visa as early as in 6-8 months. Moreover, being point based and online, it provides the candidatess ease and comfort of applying.
All you need to do is create the profile on express entry system and score good points based on your profile factors, i.e. age, work experience, language proficiency, education, etc. The Canadian government or Immigration Refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) will hold a draw every 15 days to select the best scoring profiles. It announces the cut off for every draw, and accordingly issue the invitation to selected applicants. On receiving an invitation, an applicant requires submitting Canada PR application and documents within 60 days.
The Provincial Nominee program provides the pathway for those applicants who don’t have high point score or CRS score in Federal Express Entry system. You can choose to apply in any of the popular Canada PNP, i.e.
The PNPs of Canada provinces the alternate pathway to get PR in Canada, through obtaining the nomination from any of the above provinces of Canada. They accept the applicants even with the low immigration point score. Even some Provincial nominee program such as Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) accept the applicants with CRS score as low as below 400 CRS points.