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How long does it take to get Canadian PR?

Canada has become a destination for the immigrant world over. The immigration aspirants, who a decade back used to dream about immigration to USA, UK etc. countries, are planning their immigration to Canada. Canada also opened the doors of opportunities for the immigrant workers in the country over the years

The time line of Canada PR is also an attraction point among the worldwide immigration aspirants. While most of the countries take ages to approve the Permanent residency of an immigrant, Canada completes the formalities in minimum time. Let’s take a look at the timeline of Canada PR, i.e.

 

What is the timeline of Canadian PR?

The timeline or processing time of Canada PR depending on the various factors, i.e. Immigration program you have selected to apply. Hence, let’s understand the processing time of Canada PR vide the most popular and fastest Express Entry Immigration System of Canada. The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) claims to process the express entry application within six months of receiving the same from the applicant.

Process before submitting the application to Immigration office

The IRCC has given the approximate time for processing the application once it is received at their end, however, this period doesn’t include the time taken before submitting the application. Let’s explore the steps involved before submitting the application to immigration office, to know the actual timeline.

  • Gathering the documents

An applicant needs to first collect the documents required to apply in the federal express entry system, i.e. Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from a recognized assessing authority, as well as Language Proficiency Test in French or English (i.e. IELTS). Obtaining these documents may take one to two months.

  • Creating Profile in Express Entry

Once the documents are gathered, it’s time to create a profile in online express entry system and obtain minimum 67 points (in FSWP stream) based on age, education, work experience, qualification, etc. parameters.

  • Wasting time for ITA

Express entry is based on a point system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Every registered applicant in express entry pool gets a definite CRS score based on his/her age, education, language skills, etc. criteria. Best ranking profile gets ITA (invitation to apply) from IRCC via periodic draws of express entry. Hence, you must score enough CRS Points to get early ITA (Invitation to apply) for Canada PR. As per the latest Express Entry draw (21st draw of 2017),

  • Submit the Visa Application

Once ITA is received, you need to gather all essential documents required with the visa application and submit the same to immigration office. The medical and PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) needs to be submitted as and when asked by the authorities. So, don’t wait for the 90 days, faster you submit the visa application, sooner the processing of your visa will begun by the immigration authorities.

Lastly, including the time required for gathering initial documents, receipt of ITA, submission of visa application and finally period taken by immigration office for visa processing and issuing approval, it may take from 6-8 months to get your Canada PR visa processed and approved.

Key things that affect Timeline of Canada PR

The above-mentioned timeline is not standard and can be less or more based on certain key factors i.e.

  • Total CRS point score of an applicant
  • CRS score requirement by IRCC
  • Accuracy of submitted application
  • Background verification status
  • Time taken for responding to the immigration office in case a query is asked by the office
  • Hiring a genuine and trusted Immigration Consultant

Hiring a genuine, trusted and registered Canadian immigration consultant can help decrease your timeline or early processing of Canadian PR. To get professional advice and assistance to apply Canada PR, you may contact the certified Canada Migration expert at 011-48447777, 011-46194650 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), 080-46668222 (Bangalore) and Mumbai-022-26813600 or can send your queries and details to e-mail idinfo@visasavenue.com.

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