How to Find the Right Canadian Immigration Program?
To find a suitable Canadian immigration program, you must go through the following steps:
STEP 1: Determine a suitable immigration category
You can immigrate to Canada and apply for permanent residency as an entrepreneur, international student, temporary foreign worker or a family member of a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. Determine which immigration category suits best for your profile. Start your immigration assessment here.
STEP 2: Start an Application Online or Offline
You can apply for a particular Canadian Immigration program online through the IRCC official portal or start a paper-based application. It is advised to consult a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant to represent your case.
STEP 3: Submit the Application and Wait for Approval
After completing and successfully submitting an application, you must wait for the processing. It can take from 12 to 26 months for an application to process, depending on the Canadian immigration pathway you choose.
STEP 4: Receive an ITA
Once you get approval, IRCC will invite you to apply for permanent residency by sending you an ITA. You must submit your Canada PR application within 60 days of receiving an Invitation to Apply.
STEP 5: Get Confirmation of Permanent Residency
You get an email from IRCC mentioning a Confirmation of Permanent Residency (CoPR). This is the final step before you can move to Canada, or if you’re already in Canada, you get the freedom to stay permanently without worrying about your status. It takes about 45 days to process your PR card via mail.