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Canada Immigration Eligibility Criteria- FAQs


Who is eligible for immigration to Canada?

Canada has a few key immigration programs, i.e. Express Entry System (three key streams of economic immigration), Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The entire mentioned programs have different eligibility parameters for immigrant selection. Hence, an applicant meeting the eligibility criteria for any of these Canadian Immigration programs can qualify for immigration to Canada.

What are general requirements for Canada Immigration?

The key requirements for immigration to Canada are:

  • Provide the ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) by a relevant authority, i.e. WES.
  • Provide proficiency test with appropriate score for English or French language, i.e. IELTS.
  • Apply in a particular immigration program and achieve minimum point score to qualify as an approved applicant.
  • Provide Health and character certificates.
  • Meet the basic criteria of the applied immigration program.

As a primary applicant who all I can include in a Canada Immigration Application?

You can include your Spouse/Conjugal Partner/Common-law partner and dependent children can be included in your immigration application. The dependent children included in application need to be under 19 years. In case they are above 19, then must be fulltime students. Their education must not have interrupted since 19 years of age.

However, the dependent’s eligibility for Canada immigration is also subject to their health and character certifications. Parents can be sponsored only via Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) that opens every year to accept 10,000 applications as per recent amendments. The next PGP will open on January 3, 2017.

  • What are the key documents needed to apply for Canadian visa?

Here are the key documents to apply for visa in Canada:

  • You need to provide the Language proficiency test (English or French) with appropriate score. For instance if you are mentioning English as primary language IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the popular test. You need to clear this test with Level 6 in all aspects, i.e. speaking, reading, writing, and listening (CLB 7).
  • The Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report is another key document that you need provide to authenticate your qualifications obtained outside Canada. World Education Service (WES) is a recognized entity that provides the ECA report.

Are there different Eligibility Criteria for diverse Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada?

Almost every Canadian Province is allowed to accept immigration applications through its separate Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in collaboration with federal government. All the key PNPs have their own eligibility criteria.

The province of Quebec has its own immigration program, i.e. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) that also has its own selection criteria.

How to determine my eligibility status for Canada Immigration?

If you want to confirm your eligibility for immigration to Canada, you can fill the free assessment form at Visas Avenue website to get your profile assessed by the certified immigration expert. The expert will assessed your profile and update you about your eligibility status for immigration to Canada within 48 hours.

The expert at Visas Avenue provide you the key consultation as to where your profile is lacking and what steps you can take to enhance your profile for the particular immigration program of Canada.


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