The Canadian immigration authorities adopted a point based selection process aimed to invite skilled professionals. With the introduction of express entry system, the selection process is more streamlined, resulting in quick processing of PR visa.
To be eligible for Canada PR you need to score 67 points, which are awarded based on the below factors & these points purely depend upon the strength of the candidates profile. At Emigrantz Visa application center, we assess the candidates profile on below eligibility parameters to offer best immigration services.
- Work experience
- Whether you have a valid job offer
- English and/or French language skills
- Arranged Employment
For Canada PR visa you need to verify your all documents & the list of all important documents are given below:
- Education Transcripts
- Employment experience letter
- Qualifying WES report
- IELTS score card
- Valid passport
- Medical & police clearance certificate
(Note: According to the candidate’s profile, there may be a requirement of additional documents)
There are 5 different ways to get Canada PR
- Express Entry
For skilled & qualified immigrants, Express entry is the best option for Canada PR visa. The basic requirements to enter this program are
- Age under 40 years
- Graduate in any stream
- 2-3 years of work experience
- Good English language skills
- Financial stability
Express entry manages applications for 3 economic immigration programs
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Family Sponsorship
If your family member is already a Canadian PR or a Citizen, then they can sponsor your Canadian PR if you are above 18 years.
Below are the requirements of a sponsor:
- Able to support their family
- Not be under a removal order of PR
- Not be Bankrupt
- Not be confined or charged with a serious offence.
- International Student
Canada offers great schools with affordable fee & is considered as the top destination in the world for international students because of its positive attitude towards new comers.
You can apply for Canada PR visa after completion of your study.
- Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)
As part of this process, the candidate must possess the skills, education and work experience to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or Territory that nominates them.
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
As part of this program candidates are assessed based on the rules laid down by the province. (QSWP) facilitates qualified and skilled applicants to immigrate to Quebec as skilled workers. Applicants with ample points are given a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) which can be used to apply for a Canadian permanent residency.
Canada Points system.
A score of 67 points or higher is required to qualify for Canadian migration. The 6 selection factors that highly influence the points under Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) are:
- Language Proficiency
- Work Experience
- Arranged Employment
Age (Maximum 12 points)
Points are awarded based on your age and the day the application is submitted.
|47 and older||0|
Language Proficiency (Maximum 28 points)
English and French are Canada’s official languages and the ability to communicate in 1 or both the languages, helps the candidate in job market.
Points are rewarded based on the language skills in English & French and based on the ability to:
As part of this process, Immigration Authorities accept language test results furnished by the agency, which is approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) for English.
Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for French
A minimum level of CLB 7 and NCLC 7 is expected for 1 official language in all 4 language areas. And for second official language minimum level expected is CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in all four areas.
Language points calculation
|First official Language||Speaking||Listening||Reading||Writing|
|CLB level 9 or higher||6||6||6||6|
|CLB level 8||5||5||5||5|
|CLB level 7||4||4||4||4|
|Below CLB level 7||Not eligible to apply|
|Second Official Language||Points|
|At least CLB5 in all of the four abilities||4|
|CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities||0|
A maximum of 25 points are rewarded based on your education. Furnish the Canadian Diploma/ certificate or have the foreign education assessed by an agency approved by CIC.
|Doctorate PhD level||25|
|Master’s level of professional Degree||23|
|Two or more post-secondary credentials||22|
|Three-year or longer post-secondary credential||21|
|Two-year post-secondary credential||19|
|One-year post-secondary credential||15|
|Secondary school/high school diploma||5|
Maximum of 15 points are rewarded for doing full time job or part time job. The selection factor points consider work experience if it was
- In Canada or abroad
- While you were studying
- While being self-employed
National Occupation Classification (NOC)
NOC is a system used to classify jobs in Canadian economy. It describes duties, skills, talents and work settings for different jobs.
|6 or more years||15|
Points are rewarded for a permanent, full time job offer from a Canadian employer. The job must be arranged before you apply to come to Canada as a Federal skilled worker.
A Valid job offer must be:
- Full-time, non-seasonal, permanent job for at least 1 year.
- In an occupation listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the NOC.
The below chart illustrates the points
|You currently work in Canada on a work permit and you meet all of the following conditions||Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the permanent resident visa is issued (or you’re allowed to work in Canada without a permit when your permanent resident visa is issued).||10|
|CIC issued your work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Your employer would have applied for the LMIA, which you then had to attach to your application to CIC.|
|You are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.|
|You currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA requirement under an international agreement (such as, the North American Free Trade Agreement) or a federal-provincial agreement.||Your work permit is valid both when you apply and when the permanent resident visa is issued (or you’re allowed to work in Canada without a permit when your permanent resident visa is issued).||10|
|Your current employer has made a valid job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.|
|You are currently working for the employer specified on your work permit.|
|You have been working for that employer for at least 1 year, continuous full-time or part-time equivalent.|
|You must meet all of the following conditions||You currently don’t have a work permit, or don’t plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa.||10|
|An employer has a LMIA.|
|That employer has made you a valid job offer based on that LMIA and on you being accepted as a skilled worker.|
|You must meet all of the following conditions||You have a valid work permit or are allowed to work in Canada without a work permit.||10|
|You’re currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a LMIA, but it is not under an international, federal-provincial agreement or because of significant benefit to Canadian interests.|
|An employer other than the one you are currently working for:· Has a LMIA|
Has made you a valid job offer based on that LMIA and on you being accepted as a skilled worker.
LMIAs and valid job offers
You can’t get a LMIA (your employer must do this for you).
Employment and Social Development Canada will only confirm valid job offers for occupations listed in skill type 0, or skill level A or B, of the NOC.
You and your spouse or common-law partner who will immigrate with you to Canada can earn points for adaptability. You and your spouse can earn a maximum of 10 points by combining any of the elements below. These elements assess how well you and your spouse are likely to settle in Canada.
|Your spouse or partner’s language level. Your spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or French at CLB 4 level or higher in all 4 language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing).|
To get these points, you must submit your spouse or common-law partner’s test results from an approved agency when you apply. The language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.
|Your past studies in Canada. You completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.|
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week. You must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.
|Your spouse or partner’s past studies in Canada. Your spouse or common-law partner completed at least 2 academic years of full-time study (in a program at least 2 years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada.|
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, and your spouse or partner must have stayed in good academic standing (as set out by the school) during that time.
|Your past work in Canada. You did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada:|
In a job listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
And, with a valid work permit, or while authorized to work in Canada.
|Your spouse or common-law partner’s past work in Canada. Your spouse or partner did at least 1 year of full-time work in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.||5|
|Arranged employment in Canada. You earned points for having arranged employment.||5|
|Relatives in Canada. You, or your spouse or common-law partner, have a relative who is:|
living in Canada
18 years or older and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
This relative must be a:
· your or your spouse’s sibling (child of your or your spouse’s parent)
· your or your spouse’s aunt or uncle (by blood or marriage)
· your or your spouse’s niece or nephew (grandchild of your or your spouse’s parent)
Eligibility criteria for Australia immigration:
- Age under 45 years
- Diploma or a Bachelor’s degree in any stream.
- Relevant work experience of 2 or more years
- A score of 65 points (Australia’s points system)
- Ability to read, write & speak English
- No criminal records.
- Free from major health issues.
- Categories of Australian PR visa:
The Australian immigration authorities have simplified the process to obtain a PR visa, which is commonly known as skilled-migration visa. Below are few categories:
- Skilled independent visa (Subclass 189)
- Age below 45
- Minimum of 65 points
- Skills matching the in-demand list.
- Meet the basic eligibility parameters.
- Must have an invitation to apply for PR
- Need to apply for PR without a sponsor
2. Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)
- Nomination sponsored by employer or the territory government based on your skills through employer nomination program.
- Flexibility to work in any sector within the nominated states of Australia.
- Profession must be in the In-demand list.
3. Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 491)
- Attain nomination or sponsorship from state, territory or a relative.
- Minimum score of 65 points as per the points grid
- Can work & stay in Australia for 5 years and apply for citizenship.
- Must have the desired skills
Australia Points table system:
A minimum score of 65 points are expected for the eligibility, below are few factors:
|18 – 24 years||25 Points|
|25 – 32 years||30 Points|
|33 – 39 years||25 Points|
|40 – 44 years||15 Points|
Language Proficiency: below table illustrates the points awarded based on the English proficiency.
|Competent Level||6||B||0 points|
|Proficient Level||7||B||10 points|
|Superior Level||8||A||20 points|
Employment in Australia: having worked in Australia can help you score points.
|less than a year||0 points|
|At least one but less than three years||5 points|
|At least three but less than five years||10 points|
|At least five but less than eight years||15 points|
|At least eight||20 points|
Employment outside Australia: Scores are awarded based on your work experience outside of Australia.
|Employment outside Australia||Points|
|less than a 3 years||0 points|
|At least three but less than five years||5 points|
|At least five but less than eight years||10 points|
|At least eight years||15 points|
|Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other doctorates of a recognized standard||20 points|
|At least a bachelor’s degree from an Australian educational institution or other degrees of a recognized standard||15 points|
|Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia||10 points|
|An award or qualification recognized by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation||10 points|
|One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution as per Australian standards||5 points|
|Certified in community language||5 points|
|Study & adaptability in regional Australia or low population metropolitan area||5 points|
|Nomination by state/territory government (subclass 190 only)||5 points|
|Partner skill qualifications||5 points|
|Completion of a Professional Year in Australia||5 points|
|Nomination by state Government or a relative in Regional Area.||15 points|
|Partner skills||10 points|