This post lists all the best and easiest possible ways to Immigrate to Canada and get a Canadian PR in 2021. 2020 was really a very tumultuous year and immigration targets could not be met by Govt. As a result, the Canadian Government has committed to raising the targets in 2021 and beyond. This brings a lot of hope and opportunity for anyone looking to make Canada their home in 2021.
Over the past few years, the process for Canadian Immigration has been really streamlined and most of the time it’s just a matter of choosing the right category/stream to apply in. Canada has opened its doors really wide open since early 2017 and there are many ways to make Canada your new home as of 2021. While this sounds exciting at first, it also confuses people on which stream to apply and what the path to PR in that particular stream is. With that said, there is no better time for aspirants looking to Immigrate to Canada, lets quickly take a look at each of the Canadian immigration streams and their prospects …
Express Entry System
Express Entry is one of the most popular immigration streams amongst skilled migrants. It started off in 2015 and has been a source of a growing number of skilled immigrants for the Canadian Govt.
Canada’s Express Entry is a point-based system where candidates are ranked on a pre-decided set of parameters which ultimately converge to a final score. Candidates are then invited based on their score in Express Entry Pool.
Who Can Apply?
- Anyone having a undergraduate (or Bachelor’s), graduate (or Master’s) or post graduate (or PhD) degree can apply. The higher the degree, more the points.
- At least 2 years (within last 5 years) of Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B (Federal Skilled Trades Program).
- If you have 1 year (within last 3 years) Canadian Experience in NOC 0, A, B (Canadian Experience Class), then you get more points.
- Candidates aged below 29 gets more points, 5 points are deducted per year of age after that.
Note: A full-time job offer letter with positive LMIA from an eligible Canadian employer will add substantial points to the candidate’s application. Thus, candidates with skills in demand are advised to reach out to prospective employers first.
Processing time: Varies with the country (though 6-8 months is a good estimate)
Fees: $1040 per person
Path to Citizenship: Almost certain. Since you get a PR after you get invited and approved in express entry, you become a Canadian citizen after living 3 out of the past 5 years of Canada