Want to move to Canada from USA? Well, it’s absolutely wise decision considering the ambiguity H-1B Visa holders are facing at the moment about their pending Green Card application in the USA. Canada is a perfect alternate for the US in view of its proximity to the United States of America and other parallels in terms of lifestyle, infrastructure, professional opportunities, and cultural diversity, etc.
Canada, unlike USA offers relatively easy and direct pathway to permanent residency to the skilled workers. Let’s take a look as to how you can obtain PR in Canada as a skilled worker from the USA.
Pathways to Apply Canadian Permanent Residency Visa from USA
Canada takes pride on its one of the most organized point based online immigration systems in the world, i.e. Federal Express Entry System. It is the fastest and hassle free way of moving to Canada as permanent resident.
PR through Express Entry System
Express Entry System is a point based online immigration system launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in January 2015. It has been designed to select the suitable skilled workers to meet the demand of Canadian labour market.
Express Entry is based on point system called CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). The CRS allocate points to the registered applicants based on their key profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language proficiency (English or French), etc. The IRCC launch a draw every fortnight to choose the candidates with top CRS score. It announces cut off marks or CRS score requirement for each draw and candidates, who achieve the same get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency Visa from IRCC.
Other pathways to obtain Canada PR
Express Entry is not the only pathway to get PR in Canada if you are a skilled worker. Canadian provinces also invite the applications from overseas skilled workers through their respective Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Quebec – a major Canadian province also has its own immigration program, i.e. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) to invite application from the foreign skilled workers.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Almost every Canadian province has a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through which it invite application from foreign skilled workers and subsequently, nominate them for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). Provincial Nominee Programs nominate the skilled workers as per the annual nomination quota allocated to them by the federal government.
Some popular PNPs of Canada are:
Almost every PNP has two main sub-categories, i.e.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
The Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is the immigration program of Quebec province in Canada. If you apply in QSWP and get selected, you will receive CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate), which in turn makes you eligible to apply Canada PR visa directly to IRCC.
If you seek complete documentation procedure support, assistance and help to apply Canadian permanent residency through any of the Canada immigration programs, you may call certified Canadian Immigration expert at Visas Avenue. You may call Visas Avenue expert at Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to [email protected].
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