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Immigration To Canada

Our immigration consultants can help you realize your dream of migrating to Canada in the smoothest possible way

Canada is one of the most popular choices for immigrants from India. Canada offers the best combination of urban efficiency with a laid-back rural lifestyle. It is a country where you can get both professional growth as well as work –life balance and ensure quality healthcare and education for all in your family.

Canada has always been the favoured destination for immigrants from all over the world. Better career opportunities, social securities, better educational systems, world-class medical systems, and prosperous life with a stable future attracts people to immigrate to Canada. Canada is a young country and is often called the “paradise for immigrants”. It has one of the most positive and valuable immigration policies throughout the world. It admits over 200,000 immigrants every year. Here are the reasons why you should choose to immigrate to Canada.

  1. Free medicals and education.
  2. Successful immigration including family members.
  3. Dual citizenship.
  4. Eligibility for citizenship after 3 years stay in Canada.
  5. Access to the markets of Mexico and the United States based on the NAFTA Agreement.
  6. More opportunities for software professionals in the Information Technology Sector.
  7. Immigration possibilities for Investors and skilled workers.
  8. Minimum government regulations for a business start.
  9. Unemployment insurance, social welfare allowance, pension plan, old age insurance, medical and education benefits, and childcare benefits under welfare programs by the Canadian government for permanent residents.
  10. Canada is a multicultural country so it welcomes immigrants from all corners of the world wholeheartedly.
  11. Canada is a self-governing country. So every resident can play a key role in the economic and social life of Canada.
  12. Applicants can include their spouse and children till 19 years of age in their visa application. They can sponsor their parents for Canada Permanent Residency or a Canada Super-Visa.

Immigration to Canada is possible through the following ways:

  1. FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program – The Federal Trained Proficient Migrant Program.
  2. PNP – Provincial Nominee Program – For Provincial Sponsorships.

The Federal Skilled Migration is the popular pathway from India to immigrate to Canada. It offers freedom to travel and work anywhere in Canada. This is undergoing a transformation now to make the program more efficient towards the Canadian economy. It’s going to encourage the younger people to participate in the labour pool of Canada for a longer period.

The language proficiency is kept on priority in the new system because it’s the most important factor for the immigrants and their family to adapt in Canadian society.

The evaluation of your academic credentials from a specified assessment agency is the most important step of the new system. The candidates with the neutral and positive verification advice can file for Canada Permanent Residence.

A new classification for the Federal Skilled Trade has been introduced which is planned to appreciate the needs of the provisional requirements of the labour pool of Canada. The candidates need to have a job offer of at least 1 year to qualify for this new scheme.

Another pathway to Canada immigration if through the provincial sponsorship. Different province runs different sponsorship programs in coordination with CIC – Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The critical aspects needed for any program no matter its Federal or PNP are:

  1. Language Skills
  2. Work Exposure
  3. Financial eligibilities
  4. Adaptability factors
  5. Contribution capacity as per economic aspects

A job offer in hand can be an additional advantage.

Canada Skilled Worker Immigration

The primary motive of Canada immigration is to welcome skilled immigrants who will contribute to the growth of Canada’s economy. The Skilled professionals who got settled down in Canada as permanent residents are the most valuable assets to Canada’s economy and strength for Canada’s workforce.

The successful applicants under the Skilled Worker Immigration programs will receive permanent residence visa for Canada which allows them to immigrate to Canada with their family.

You will have several options to be considered if you are a skilled professional or worker. If your preferred destination is Quebec, then the pathway for you and your family would be the Quebec Skilled Worker program. Similarly, you might be eligible to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Class of Canada. Moreover, if you are planning particularly for a province to reside, then you can apply under the Provincial Nominee programs of Canada. Here are the pathways to immigrate to Canada:

CIC defines skilled workers as people selected based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English or French, and other criteria.

There are three economic immigration programs under the skilled workers:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): It’s for people who have specific work experience and intend to live in any province or territory outside of Quebec. You will need a minimum of 67 points to be eligible to apply under FSW by factors like education, age, work experience, language ability, adaptability, and arranged employment. The occupation list under FSW should fall under Skilled type O, A, and B.
  2. Federal Skilled Trade Class: This is a program for skilled workers who are qualified under Skilled Trades. The NOC under this program falls under the Skilled Type C. You must have a certificate of qualification in skilled trade issued by a province/territory, and have a full-time employment offer for a total of at least one year.
  3. Canadian Experience Class: This is an immigration program that allows individuals who have worked in Canada for at least one year (Continuously 12 months).

This program is for the individuals who are planning for Quebec immigration.

This immigration program allows Canadian provinces/territories to nominate people who wish to immigrate and settle down in Canada in a particular province. Every province/territory have created their skilled worker immigration programs with their criteria for the people who want to live and work in their choice of province/territory. PNPs are fast-track Canadian immigration programs that allow the participating applicants to receive a provincial nomination certificate. This nomination certificate prioritizes the immigration process and makes it quicker than any other Canadian immigration programs.

Quebec and Northern Canada Territory of Nunavut don’t have any PNP. Instead, they have established their own selection criteria for all economic immigrants who want to reside in Quebec.

Express Entry is the selection system for Canada immigration. It’s completely an electronic process that is designed specifically for selecting skilled candidates for Canada immigration. The process involves Provincial, Federal governments, and Canadian employers. The express entry process is unique and has brought a big transformation in the way Canada chooses skilled immigrants for immigration to Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has started the Express Entry System effectively from 1st January 2015 which allows the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to attract eligible candidates to process for Canada permanent residency.

The eligible candidates may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). For EOI, they need to create an online Express Entry profile and enter into the Express Entry Pool, where they are given a score towards the CRS ( Comprehensive Ranking System)

Candidates are assigned a score out of 1,200 under the CRS. This score is used to rank the federal economic candidates for immigration to Canada. Candidates can improve their rankings and can increase their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

IRCC performs draw around twice or thrice per month from this pool of Candidates. The top-ranked candidate will receive an ITA accordingly.

CRS is not a selection criterion but it’s a ranking system for candidates who are eligible under the three primary immigration programs of Canada, “the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class”.

The key features of the unique Express Entry System:

  1. The candidates who will be selected under the Canada Express Entry System will be granted the status of Canada permanent residency.
  2. The Express Entry Program includes the following Schemes:
    • FSW – Federal Skilled Worker, FSTC – Federal Skilled Trade Class, CEC – Canadian Experience Class, and all of the former Federal Skills Migration Initiatives.
    • Some of the provincial nomination schemes.
  3. The system allows the candidates to create an online free of charge profile that can be retained for a period of 1 year. Candidates can relaunched after 1 year, subjected to validity of documents like IELTS.
  4. Before online profile creation, the candidates must go through a preliminary process. They must get their educational accomplishments assessed from a Canadian designated evaluation body like WES and must write a language test (approved) to ensure their linguistic skills in either French or English.
  5. The profiles of the candidates are then measured for eligibility by CRS. CRS assess the candidates on the basis of several pre-determined criteria like:
    • Language Skills
    • Age
    • Educational Qualifications
    • Professional Exposure, and
    • Other important profile traits that can be the evidence of new entrants in settling down in the Canadian environment.
  6. After profile check, CRS ranks the candidates on the basis of their profiles.
  7. Candidates can score additional marks through the two conditions below:
    • Earning a sponsorship from a wiling Canadian State called a provincial nomination; or
    • Full-time work experience from a Canadian employer.
  8. Canada conducts draws for selection at regular intervals to select eligible candidates with highest scores, or with a provincial nomination, or with a permanent employment offer from a Canadian employer.
  9. Selected candidates will get 60 days of time to submit their application. Failing to do within this time period will cancel their invitation.

Contact us for a free assessment, eligibility for submission of your profile, follow-ups, and for the next set of actions for Canada Immigration.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is the ranking system for the eligible candidates for Canada Immigration. 1,200 total points are available under CRS. Comprehensive Ranking System points have 3 different factors.

  1. Core Human Capital Factors with the maximum claimable points of 500
    In this factor, points are claimed based on:
    • Age
    • Level of Education
    • Language Ability,
    • Canadian Work Experience (if any)
    • Spouse level of education, spouse language ability, and spouse Canadian work experience (if married).
  2. Skill Transferability Factors with the maximum claimable points of 100
    This is a combination factor based on the below five areas:
    • Education and Canadian Work Experience
    • Education and Language Ability
    • Language Ability and Non-Canadian Work Experience
    • Canadian and non-Canadian Work Experience
    • Certificate of Qualification in a Trade and Language Ability
    Maximum 50 points are awarded for each of the above five combinations. Only 100 points will be awarded to the candidates under the Comprehensive Ranking System even if the Candidate score more than 100. No points will be awarded for the skill transferability of the candidate’s common-law partner or spouse.
  3. Additional Factors with the maximum claimable points of 600
    Candidates under this factor can claim based on the below areas:
    • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) – Candidate will get an additional 600 points for an enhanced nomination certificate from any Canadian Province except Quebec.
    • Qualifying job offer in any skilled occupation (NOC 0, A or B level) – 200 points will be awarded from a Canadian employer if the occupation is included in the Major Group 00 Senior Management Occupations.
    • Study experience in Canada – Candidates will get additional 15 or 30 points based on the eligible credential from a study program.
      • 15 points if the eligible credential from 1 or 2-years post-study program in Canada.
      • 30 points extra if the eligible credential is:
        • from a post-secondary study program of 3 years or more, or
        • from a university-level program at the level of any entry-to-practice professional degree or the master’s level for any occupation listed in NOC level A, or
        • from a university-level decorate level Canada program.
    • French ability of CLB 7 or better & English ability of CLB 4 – 15 points
    • French ability of CLB 7 or better & English ability of CLB 5 or more – 30 points
    • Sibling in Canada on PR or Citizen – 15 points

The candidates in the Express Entry Pool who are ranked the highest, are often guaranteed for an Invitation for Canadian Permanent Residency. So you should increase your chances of receiving an ITA.

Look below for the table showing the number of Express Entry invitations issued under a CRS score this year in regular Express Entry Draws. We keep on updating the number of invitations with the CRS score. Keep visiting us to stay updated.

Draw noDateNumber of ITA issuedMinimum CRS points
Express Entry Draw 2021
Draw 176February 1327,33275
Draw 175February 10654720
Draw 174January 214,626454
Draw 173 (PNP)January 20374741
Draw 172January 74,750461
Draw 171January 6250813
Express Entry Draw 2020
Draw 170December 235,000468
Draw 169December 95,000469
Draw 168November 255,000469
Draw 167November 185,000472
Draw 166November 054,500478
Draw 165October 144,500471
Draw 164September 304,200471
Draw 163September 164,200472
Draw 162September 024,200475
Draw 161August 23,300454
Draw 160 (PNP)August 19600771
Draw 159 (FSTC)August 06250415
Draw 158August 053,900476
Draw 157July 233,343445
Draw 156 (PNP)July 22557687
Draw 155July 083,900478
Draw 154June 253,508431
Draw 153 (PNP)June 24392696
Draw 152June 113,559437
Draw 151 (PNP)June 10341743
Draw 150May 283,515440
Draw 149 (PNP)May 27385757
Draw 148May 143,371447
Draw 147 (PNP)May 13529718
Draw 146April 303,311452
Draw 145April 29589692
Draw 144April 163,782455
Draw 143 (PNP)April 15118808
Draw 142April 093,294464
Draw 141 (PNP)April 09606698
Draw 140March 233,232467
Draw 139 (PNP)March 18668720
Draw 138March 043,900471
Draw 137February 194,500470
Draw 136February 053,500472
Draw 135January 223,400471
Draw 134January 083,400473

Effective 01 January, 2015, following occupation are eligible to apply under the new Express Entry Program.

Management occupations (Skill level A)

011 Administrative services managers
012 Managers in financial and business services
013 Managers in communication (except broadcasting)
021 Managers in engineering, architecture, science and information systems
031 Managers in health care
041 Managers in public administration
042 Managers in education and social and community services
043 Managers in public protection services
051 Managers in art, culture, recreation and sport
060 Corporate sales managers
062 Retail and wholesale trade managers
063 Managers in food service and accommodation
065 Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
071 Managers in construction and facility operation and maintenance
073 Managers in transportation
081 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
082 Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aqua culture
091 Managers in manufacturing and utilities

(Occupations usually require university education)

111 Auditors, accountants and investment professionals
112 Human resources and business service professionals
211 Physical science professionals
212 Life science professionals
213 Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers
214 Other engineers
215 Architects, urban planners and land surveyors
216 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
217 Computer and information systems professionals
311 Physicians, dentists and veterinarians
312 Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals
313 Pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists
314 Therapy and assessment professionals
411 Judges, lawyers and Quebec notaries
415 Social and community service professionals
416 Policy and program researchers, consultants and officers
511 Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators
512 Writing, translating and related communications professionals
513 Creative and performing artists

(Occupations usually require college education or apprenticeship training)

121 Administrative services supervisors
122 Administrative and regulatory occupations
124 Office administrative assistants – general, legal and medical
125 Court reporters, transcriptionists, records management technicians and statistical officers
131 Finance, insurance and related business administrative occupations
221 Technical occupations in physical sciences
222 Technical occupations in life sciences
223 Technical occupations in civil, mechanical and industrial engineering
224 Technical occupations in electronics and electrical engineering
225 Technical occupations in architecture, drafting, surveying, geomatics and meteorology
226 Other technical inspectors and regulatory officers
227 Transportation officers and controllers
228 Technical occupations in computer and information systems
321 Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
322 Technical occupations in dental health care
323 Other technical occupations in health care
421 Para professional occupations in legal, social, community and education services
431 Occupations in front-line public protection services
521 Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries
522 Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
523 Announcers and other performers, n.e.c.
524 Creative designers and crafts persons
525 Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations
621 Retail sales supervisors
622 Technical sales specialists in wholesale trade and retail and wholesale buyers
623 Insurance, real estate and financial sales occupations
631 Service supervisors

632 Chefs and cooks
633 Butchers and bakers
634 Specialized occupations in personal and customer services
720 Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers
723 Machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades
724 Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
725 Plumbers, pipe fitters and gas fitters
727 Carpenters and cabinetmakers
728 Masonry and plastering trades
729 Other construction trades
730 Contractors and supervisors, maintenance trades and heavy equipment and transport operators
731 Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
732 Automotive service technicians
733 Other mechanics and related repairers
736 Train crew operating occupations
737 Crane operators, drillers and blasters
738 Printing press operators and other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.
821 Supervisors, logging and forestry
822 Contractors and supervisors, mining, oil and gas
823 Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related occupations
824 Logging machinery operators
825 Contractors and supervisors, agriculture, horticulture and related operations and services
826 Fishing vessel masters and fishermen/women
921 Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations
922 Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
923 Central control and process operators in processing and manufacturing
924 Utility equipment operators and controllers

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