Permanent Residency:

Canada is a vast country with all doors open for skilled foreigners from all corners of the universe, who wish to work, study, do business and or to settle in the country as Canadian Permanent Residents, just like Canadian Citizens. Whereas Permanent Residents of Canada would get all benefits equal to Canadian Citizens. Canada invites approx. 30,000 professionals on a Permanent Resident Visa each year. Canada Express Entry System, an electronic scheme implemented in 2015 by Citizenship & Immigration Canada, manages these applications for PR visas below entirely separate programs.

In order to get Canada Permanent Residency visa, there are many programs to apply.

As a skilled worker or a skilled professional one should be eligible with the eligibility criteria set by Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under Federal and Provincial PNP program.

Let’s know about Canada (PR) Permanent Residency visa:-

Permanent Resident visa is a status given to a skilled foreign professional to study in Canada, work in Canada and settle in Canada permanently by getting a Permanent resident Card along with his accompanying family dependents. Who are entitled to get equal rights and benefits as the Canadian Citizens. The Permanent Residence of Canada is valid for a period of 5 years and comes with unlimited extensions for every 5 years. One can apply for Canadian citizenship immediately after a stay of 3 years which is for at least 1,095 days among 5 years before applying.

A Skilled worker is divided into three Skill Type categories

  • Skill Type 0: These are Managerial jobs. Such as Restaurant Managers, mining managers, shore captains (fishing).
  • Skill Type A. These are Professional jobs with a minimum degree from the university. Professionals such as engineers, physicians, doctors, dentist, chemist, teachers, lecturers, pharmacists, nurses & corporate employees in sales, marketing, insurance, finance, accounts, admin,.etc.
  • Skill Type B. These are Technical jobs and skilled trades which usually require a college diploma or training as an apprentice, such as chefs, plumbers, electricians, Skilled professional through different programs can be eligible to get Canada Permanent Residency visa.

Based on the Skill Type categories, the Occupations codes are listed in demand of the provinces and the programs which lead a professional worker to get a visa under one of the below programs.

  • FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • FSTP – Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • QSWP – Quebec Skilled Worker Program
  • CEC – Canadian Experience Class
  • PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
  • AIPP – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
  • RNIP – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • FS – Family Sponsorship
  • RNIP – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Entrepreneur/Self-Employed
  • Investor
  • Caregivers

Each of the programs has their own set of requirement eligibility criteria designed for different type of application programs. Canaan Services helps aspirants in making the right decision to migrate to Canada by helping them choose the right program and assisting them throughout their migration program. As you plan and navigate your migration path, our skilled advisors will be with you at every step of the manner.

Immigrate through Express Entry which is an application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in Canadians economy.

Express Entry is an online system which is used to manage applications for permanent residence for skilled workers. Express Entry was started from 1st Jan 2015, Till Dec 2014 Canada invited skilled workers to settle and work in Canada as permanent residents through a manual paper application based 67 point selection system but unfortunately, this system had several loopholes, considering the need to bring about an error-free and justified selection system, Citizenship & Immigration Canada in association with the Canadian Government introduced an electronic system, Express Entry. This system is completely electronic system for Canada Permanent Residency Visa based on certain factors such as age, education, work experience, English language skills, accompanying partner skills, adaptability, CRS score etc. so that applicants can be invited for Federal program or Provinces can nominate the skilled workers through provincial nomination program and or provide the job offer through Canadian job portal designed by the Employment and Social Development Canada. Job Bank portal provides an online database of job listings in Canada, as well as other employment services and information for recruiters and job seekers, including career planning, resume creation, job matching, and notifications. This system is quick and easier to helpful for applicant to settle hassle free.

How does Express Entry Work?

Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:

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

Through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) provinces and territories can also employ applicants from the Express Entry pool to satisfy local labour market requirements.

Applicants willing to migrate to Canada and reside in the nation as permanent inhabitants must fulfill immigration requirements and secure a 67-point rating under this point-based selection scheme. On meeting the basic eligibility criteria, applicants create a profile with Express Entry called as the Expression of Interest an online application, under any of the four programs managed by Express Entry. The applicant must provide accurate information in this profile, such as age, qualification, work experience, a job offer in hand, supporting members and their details, etc.

Points are allotted under each factor set Canada immigration standards. CIC reviews and the application is aimed at a pool of applications upon approval.

This pool is made up of all other applications from individuals who have submitted PR visas for Canada from all over the globe and all requests are based on points within the Comprehensive Ranking System. Express Entry Draws are performed by CIC at periodic intervals and applications with the largest CRS score are collected for each draw and invited to apply. This Invitation specify, that the applicant meets all the required eligible criteria to settle in Canada and are welcomed to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Why Do I Immigrate to Canada?

Canada is the Second largest country in the world known for its highest population of 3.63 crore’s by 2016. Canada is the world’s most highly Educated Country. Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia are the top 10 biggest provinces in Canada.

Canada has got 10 Provinces with 3 Territories with many benefits and advantage assured by the Canadian government as mentioned below,

  • Aspirants can Live in Canada Permanently they can Work in Canada & they can possess their business or Invest in Business
  • Alternative to H1-B
  • Compassionate and friendly Immigration policies
  • Free Education for children with government subsidized education benefits with world class educational system
  • Childcare allowance up to 800 Cad$ per month
  • Government subsidized healthcare benefits for entire family
  • Work in Canada without any need of being sponsored by an employer or a Canadian work permit or a Job Offer, Free to Work without any constraints/restrictions, unlike a Canadian Citizen
  • Associated Insurance and Pension Benefit
  • Minimum 3 years of stay in the country, not continuous but 3 yrs among 5 Yrs of the visa, the applicant can apply for Canadian citizenship.
  • Once you get a Canadian Passport you can travel to172 countries in the world without a visa, Canadian passport is one of the top 10 most powerful passports in the world.
  • You can subsidise your immediate family & relatives to join you in Canada
  • Associated Insurance and Pension Benefit
  • The PR visa is now contracted in less than 6 months , behind submission of file, instead of the previous 3+years
  • If the application is return, the fee is refund by the High Commission
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Canada PR Visa will permit to apply for Canadian Citizenship and Citizenship will permit you to work & Settle in USA
  • With lowest House loans from 2.5 % to 4.5%

Benefits of being a Canadian Permanent Resident or Citizen:

1) Family Benefits: Employment Insurance maternity benefits are offered to mothers who cannot work because they are pregnant or have recently given birth to a child. There is a maximum of 15 weeks of maternity advantages for Employment Insurance. Benefits can be paid as early as 12 weeks before the expected birth date, up to 17 weeks after the actual birth date.

  • Standard parental benefits can be rewarded for a maximum of 35 weeks and must be claim within a 52 week period (12 months) after the week the child was born. Parents can share normal parental advantages over these 35 weeks.
  • Extended parental benefits can be paid for a maximum of 61 weeks and must be claimed within a 78-week period (18 months) after the week the child was born. The rate of profit is 33 percent of the average weekly insurable wages of the claimant up to a maximum. Parents can share extensive parental benefits in these 61 weeks.

2) Employment Benefits:

  • Regular Benefits: Employment Insurance (EI) provides standard benefits to those who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs).
  • Sickness Benefits: The Employment Insurance (EI) program offers temporary financial assistance to unemployed workers. This assistance includes providing sickness benefits to citizens incapable to work because of injury, sickness or quarantine. You may be suitable to obtain EI sickness advantages up to a maximum of 15 weeks.
  • Compassionate care Benefits: sympathetic care benefits are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who include to be away from work temporarily to give care or support to a family member who is seriously ill and who has a large risk of death. Eligible individuals may receive a maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care advantages.
  • The Family Caregiver Benefits: The Family Caregiver Benefit for Children (the Benefit) allows eligible caregivers to receive up to 35 weeks of financial assistance to provide care or support to a critically ill or injured child.

Care or support of a family member means:

  • Providing psychological or emotional support
  • Arranging for care by a third party
  • Directly providing or participating in the care.

3) Education & Training: Free Education System through Public Schools with High Education Values provided by financial assistance in the form of loans and grants, merit-based scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral studies.

4) Self-employed: Self-employed Canadians can access Employment Insurance (EI) special benefits by entering into an agreement, or registering, with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. There are six types of EI special benefits such as Maternity benefits, Parental benefits, Sickness Benefits, Compassionate care Benefits

5) Housing Benefits: Buying or building your home can be one of the largest investments you will make during your life. The Government of Canada offers programs and services to help out you purchase, renovate, and adapt your house or condominium with min 2.4% to 4.5% Home loan Interest and Tax paid to the Government is 33%

6) Public Pension: The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides donors and their families with partial alternative of earnings in the case of disability, retirement or death.

How Do I Immigrate to Canada?

Express Entry (Immigrate as a skilled worker)

Express Entry is an online application system used for three programs for economic immigration and the Provincial Nomination Program. Express Entry chooses skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute Canada’s economy. In order to get Permanent Resident visa one should opt either of the below programs:

  • FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • NunavutFSTP – Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • QSWP – Quebec Skilled Worker Program
  • CEC – Canadian Experience Class
  • PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
  • Family sponsorship
  • Moving from USA to Canada
  • Study Visa

Federal Skilled Worker Visa (FSW)

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is Canada’s primary economic immigration pathway by providing skilled workers and their families a great opportunity to become permanent residents in Canada. Professionals from all countries across the globe with required skills and qualifications which are at high demand in Canada and who can fulfil the needs of Canadian Labour needs can apply for a Permanent Resident visa under Federal Skilled worker program and settle permanently in Canada.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Foreign nationals can start the process under Federal Skilled Worker Program are determining whether or not they meet the minimum requirements of the program of six selection factor points, score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program out of 100 points. The minimum requirements are:

  • Age between 18-46 Yrs
  • Foreign Credential with minimum Bachelor’s Degree, or Canadian educational credential,
  • Min 2 year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the past 10 years full-time paid work (at least 30 hours per week, or an equal amount of part-time [15 hours per week for 24 months]) at skill type 0, A, B
  • Ability to Listen, read, write & speak English language with a validated language ability equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark in English or French across all abilities
  • Adaptability points can be earned either by primary applicant or accompanying common-law partner for past studies/past experience in Canada or common-law partner language abilities or Relatives in Canada.
  • Having an Arranged employment offer from Canada

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) is a continuous Canadian residence path for foreign citizens with qualified trade experience. Foreign citizens who wish to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Trade Program must first express their interest through the Federal Express Entry Selection System. The FSTC enables persons with a valid work offer or qualifying certificate to acquire permanent residence in any province or territory other than Quebec in Canada.

Eligibility based on selection factors such as,

  • Live outside Canada,
  • Have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in skilled trade occupation within the 5 years before you apply,
  • Meet the job needs for that skilled trade, as set out in the National Occupational Classification (NOC), cover an proffer of full-time service for a entire period of at least 1 year or a permit of requirement in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority.
  • Trade Certificate from Canada
  • Trade Occupations

Skilled work experience eligible for the Federal Skilled Trades Class

  • Major Group 72, industrial, electrical and construction trades
  • Major Group 73, Maintenance and operation of machinery
  • Major Group 82, supervisors and Natural resources technical jobs, agriculture, and related production
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
  • Minor Group 632, chefs and cooks
  • Minor Group 633, butchers and bakers

Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW)

The Quebec Skilled Worker QSW program is a selection system designed to identify immigration candidates who are most likely to become economically established in the province.

  • To receive their Immigration Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), the applicant must apply to Immigration Quebec.
  • Applicants then apply to receive their permanent resident visa from the federal government.
  • An applicant can include their spouse and there dependent children whereas additional points are awarded to accompanying family members.

You must score enough points under the selection factors of Quebec Immigration described below to qualify for a CSQ. A single (unmarried) applicant must score at least 50 points based on this system, while at least 59 points must be scored by a applicant with a wife or common law partner.

Federal Skilled Worker requests are being processed through the Express Entry Immigration to Canada selection system as of January 1, 2015. Applicant’s eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program should first make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online Express Entry profile. Express Entry, strives to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates to get visa in less than 6 months.

The highest-ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool are issued ITAs in regular invitation rounds around 3 to 4 times in a month,

In the year 2015 no. of ITAs issued in each draw was approx. 1500

In the Year 2016 no. 0f ITAs issued in each draw was gradually increased to 2000

In the Year 2017 no. of ITAs issued in each draw was gradually increased to 3000

In the Year 2018 no. of ITAs issued in each draw was gradually increased to 3500 & above

In the Year 2019 – 2021 Canada Govt. aim to reach 1 Million Permanent Resident Visa through Various Programs.

Occupation and Wages

Accountants66,000 PA
Admin Managers & Supervisors58,000 PA
Chefs & Cooks32,000 PA
Chemical & Material Engineers77,000 PA
Civil Engineers83,000 PA
Electrical Engineers87,000 PA
Electronics Engineers87,000 PA
HR Professionals81,000 PA
IT Professionals75,000 PA
Industrial Engineers68,000 PA
Nurse & General Physicians89,000 PA
Mechanical Engineers68,000 PA
Production Engineers68,000 PA
Restaurant Managers & Supervisors32,000 PA
Telecommunication Engineers87,000 PA
School Teachers53,000 PA

For more details you can speak to our Canada immigration consultants to get more information about your eligibility.