PR Stands for Permanent Resident. Canada PR is a status awarded to a person who is not a citizen of Canada but under PR they have the right to live and work in Canada without any time limitation. The ultimate goal for most of the immigrants is to get Canada PR. Canada is a huge country hence Canada pr process is also vast. It is basically divided in two categories:
- Express Entry
- PNP (Province Nomination Program)
Canada PR Express entry is a program introduced in 2015 and is designed by Canadian government to offer permanent residence to the aspiring candidates who are interested in becoming the permanent resident of Canada. It is the fastest way of getting Canada PR. This Canadian federal immigration program assesses your eligibility for permanent resident of Canada through various factors like:
Age of the candidate
The education of the candidate
The Skills and work experience of the candidate (must fall )
Marital status (Spouse education, work experience, language skills, age)
For an applicant to be eligible for Canada Express Entry program they must be eligible for one of the following immigration program that assesses your application on the bases of your Skills. These categories are:
Federal Skilled Workers (FSW)
Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Also some of the PNP are also accepted through Express Entry. These three categories evaluate candidates’ profile on the bases of the skill they have. Moreover these categories also have certain common eligibility criteria such as:
The skill of the candidate:
For Express Entry a candidate must have the required skills which fall under the Canadian Skill parameters. NOC (National Occupation Classification): it is used by Canadian Government to assess the eligibility of the skill possessed by the candidate. They have categorized the skill in three levels: Level O, level A and Level B. These skills which fall under these levels are considered as skilled work experiences.
This is one of the basic requirements for most of the visa categories. In Express entry all the programs required a certain level of language proficiency; it varies for the program to program. But it is imperative for the candidate to submit a valid language proof.
Apart from above mentioned details there are few other requirements that candidate should give full disclosure of their travel history, if they have been rejected for any visa before, if they have any criminal record or any medical problem.
Work Experience or Skill:
This is the core requirement for Express entry. As the whole program is based on the skill possess or the work experience of the candidate: it becomes important for the candidate to prove that they have certain skill or has the sufficient experience that can be considered for visa process. Although all the programs under Express entry have their own guidelines for required work experience but at least a minimum of one year work experience is required. It will vary from program to program though.