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3 Easy Ways to get Permanent Residency in Canada

Taking on the task of applying for your Canadian Visa, on your own, is a difficult and lengthy process, especially with all the numerous forms to fill in, supporting documents to submit and strict deadlines to adhere to. But it doesn’t have to be. We’ve selected the 3 easiest Canadian immigration programs to set you on the path to starting a new life in one of the most diverse and multicultural countries worldwide.

Our Top 3 ways to get permanent residency in Canada in 2019 include:

1. The Express Entry System

2. The Provincial Nominee Program

3. Family Sponsorship

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1. The Express Entry System

The Express Entry System was initiated in 2015 to speed up and simplify the Candian immigration process for skilled foreign applicants who want to live and work in Canada. The great thing about the Express Entry system is that you don’t require a job offer to apply, not to mention that the processing time has now been reduced to approximately 4-6 months, making it one of the easiest and quickest ways to immigrate to Canada. Candidates can apply under one of 3 Federal Immigration Programs:

All eligible visa applicants are scored according to factors such as their age, work experience and educational qualifications according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They are then entered into a draw pool and ranked against other applicants. Express Entry draws usually occur every 2 weeks, from which the highest-scoring applicants are chosen by the Canadian government to apply for permanent residency.

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2. The Provincial Nominee Program

The Provincial Nominee Program is aimed at enticing experienced workers to move to the province in order to fill the current gap in the Canadian labour market. Certain provinces and territories have specific occupations that have high shortages, which means that should your job title be listed on a particular province’s In-demand Occupation list, you will be placed above other applicants to receive a provincial nomination. Receiving a nomination almost guaranteed permanent residency candidate are awarded 600 extra points to add to their CRS score.

But that’s not the best part. Certain PNPs have Express Entry streams, which means that if you have an Express Entry profile and have expressed interest in that province, they are able to select your profile from the draw pool. Not only will your application be fast-tracked but you will receive extra points, making certain PNPs extremely easy to receive PR through.

Below are the PNPs that have Express Entry streams or categories.

Visit our blog for more information on the main differences between the Express Entry system and the Provincial Nominee Program.

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3. Family Sponsorship

The Family Sponsorship Visa allows permanent Canadian residents and citizens over the age of 18 years of age to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner, a relative or dependant to live and work in Canada. There are 4 streams under this visa, including the following:

  • Spousal and Family Sponsorship Visa;
  • Spousal and Common-law Sponsorship Program;
  • Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program; and
  • Super Visa

Other programs worth mentioning are the Working Holiday Visa and The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program assists immigration by connecting foreign nationals wanting to relocate to Atlantic Canada with government-designated employers. There are 3 programs to apply through, each with their own set of requirements:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program;
  • Atlantic High-skilled Program; and
  • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

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How We Can Help

By using a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), the immigration application process will be effortless and can also be fast tracked. Not only will your chances of success increase but you can rest assured that we will assess which Canada immigration programs you are eligible for as well as verify and submit all documents for you. Simply sign up with our service today for your evaluation and increase your chances of success.

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