Over the years, Canada has come to be regarded as a safe haven for immigrants and refugees. With ever-growing tensions about immigration in both United States and Europe, immigrants seem to have gained an affinity for Canada. Canada definitely has liberalized and eased up the immigration process by introducing various amendments. These amendments make it easier for immigrants from different backgrounds and with diverse profiles to easily acquire their Invitation to Apply (ITA.)
A permanent resident status is granted to an immigrant so that they can indefinitely reside and work inside the country that granted the PR. Permanent residency for Canada can be received in myriad ways. Further, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) regularly makes changes to these permanent resident categories.
Types of PR Visas
You can apply under one of the following categories to receive a Canadian Permanent Residency:
- Express Entry Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class Program
- Family Nomination Program
- Provincial Nomination Program
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
Express Entry Program is the most renowned among all of the aforementioned programs. This program amalgamates three other programs that applicants can apply through. By combining all these branches under one umbrella, the Canadian officials have ensured that all applicants will be able to apply to multiple programs through Express Entry. Also, Express Entry can be coupled with Family Nomination, provincial Nomination and Quebec Skilled Worker Programs.
Express Entry works on Comprehensive Ranking System, in which each applicant is awarded points on the basis of various parameters some of which have been mentioned below:
- Job Offer
- Educational Qualification
- Work Experience
- Language proficiency
While nominations can significantly boost scores, IRCC has still reduced the amount of score allotted for Job Offers. Since this change, CRS scores for receiving ITA have declined substantially to the delight of many applicants.
Why Immigration is important for Canada?
Canada’s aging population is a problem that even John Maccallum acknowledged. Immigration seems to be the only solution to this ticking time bomb. Also, Canada seems to be prepared for dealing with these problems as they have substantially lowered the immigration criteria. Further, rules and regulations have been simplified.
Benefits provided to Canadian Permanent Residents
There are many perks of being a Canadian Permanent Resident, some of which have been mentioned below:
- Get complete protection under Canadian Law
- Take benefits from social welfare and healthcare programs
- Apply for citizenship after few years of residency in Canada
Still there are some restrictions imposed on permanent residents. These restrictions include:
- Cannot Vote until PR becomes a citizen
- Cannot Run for any political office
- Cannot get jobs that require a high level security clearance
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