Getting Canadian permanent residency (Canada PR) is not a cake walk. It requires patience, discipline, dedication and a lot of efforts. Because the basic procedure of moving in Canada is complex and extensive, going along sequenced steps is the best one can do.
We will try to break down this long procedure into 10 comprehensive steps. Tracing them one after another will help you keep the track of your progress and move forward without feeling lost.
So, let’s get started with the 10 steps in getting Canada PR through express entry.
Step 1: Find Your NOC Code
This is a core step of confirming your suitability to apply for express entry. Visit NOC (National Occupational Classification) website to find the suitable NOC job code. This code should define your current or former job status. Having NOC code is vital to see whether your work experience aligns with the express entry requirements.
Step 2: Receive an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)
ECA is needful to know that your qualification in a foreign country corresponds to Canadian equivalent.
Without ECA you cannot look forward to getting a PR. IRCC has designated many ECA service providers that can help you get an ECA. One of the widely used is WES (World Education Services) especially if you are not a pharmacist or physician.
Step 3: Take Language Test
For Canada PR, being proficient in either English or French is mandatory. For English, IRCC approves IELTS and CELPIP tests. Having said that, IELTS is more popular and accessible. For French competency Canada accepts, TEF Canada and TCF Canada.
Step 4: Eligibility for Express Entry
Opt for whichever class from the three mentioned below you belong to:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
- Federal Skilled Workers (FSW)
Step 5: Calculate Your CRS Score
CRS aka (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is calculated based on diverse factors. These include core human factors, work experience, language proficiency, spouse factors, and others. Candidates with a maximum CRS score will receive an invitation to apply (ITA).
Step 6: Create Express Entry Profile
Once you are ready and confident about your CRS score, you can successfully enter the express entry pool by creating a profile. Now you have to wait for getting an ITA in the upcoming express entry draw.
Step 7: Acquire an ITA
If your CRS score is high enough you will be issued an invitation to apply (ITA). IRCC will give you 60 days to either fulfil their documentation requirements and or deny ITA. Getting an ITA was foremost the most crucial step in getting PR.
Step 8: Upload Your Documents
Keeping all the documents ready before getting an ITA is suggested ideally. Inviting a last-minute panic moment for a lost document can cause damage to the intensive efforts you have put in ‘mission Canada’ so far. Form a checklist of the documents and keep them piled together for easy access.
Step 9: Getting Confirmation of PR (CoPR)
It’s a long wait after receiving an ITA and submission of documents. You get an Acknowledgment of Receipt (AoR) which serves as a confirmation from IRCC. It implies that IRCC received your application. From there you can keep track of your application in the process. After approximately 6 months of wait, you will be emailed regarding confirmation of permanent residency.
Step 10: Fulfil Your Canada Dreams
Now you can prepare for your landing in Canada. Learn how Canada’s systems work, their lifestyle, and things you need to do once you land. This will help you start this new turn of your life peacefully.
These steps involve a lot of documentation and timely submission. We, at CosmosImmigration have helped thousands of aspirants to enter Canada by easing the application process with our experienced experts. Schedule a call with us today!