Canada has a plan to welcome 1.3 million immigrants by 2021. In order to achieve this record target, it is necessary for IRCC to process more and more applications in a quick manner.
With more spots available, the chance to obtain the Canadian Permanent Residence has become easy. Canada has 70 routes with a design to attract a particular person. This diversity of programs allows Canada to select the right candidates possessing good skills and rich experience. In order to get the PR in 2019, determine which program is suitable.
Additionally, the track record of the Express Entry for processing applications is good and it is below six months. It was introduced in 2015 for streamlining the immigration process and also to undertake fast processing. The aim was assisting the aging workforce. Moreover, in 2017 the average for processing an application was 4 months in Express Entry.
The system administers the pool of candidates for Federal immigration programs. These are the
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program, and finally
- Canadian Experience Class
Presently their combined target is 81,400. This additionally gives many opportunities for applicants in immigration.
Furthermore, the candidates meet the requirements for a program and also create a separate online EE Profile. This profile is assessed as per the Comprehensive Ranking System which gives a score from 1,200 points. Subsequently, the profile enters the EE pool where it gets a rank in comparison to other profiles depending on the CRS score.
The IRCC conducts regular draws every two weeks from this pool for finding the candidates having the top CRS score. Selected profiles get the Invitations to Apply to seek permanent residence in Canada within 60 days of obtaining the invitation. The profile also returns to the pool to compete for the subsequent draw in case it is not selected. Candidates can update it at any time to get more CRS points.
A feature of the federal immigration system is that the Candidates selected in the Express Entry draw receive the direct invitation for PR in Canada. The persons acquiring permanent residence in Express Entry need not settle in any specific province but can do so anywhere in Canada.
The Provincial Nominee Programs offer applicants with a more graded route to get the PR. They allow the territories/ provinces of Canada to exercise better control over the quality of immigrants they welcome. Each region has unique features and its own set of requirements to address the intake of foreign labor. Additionally, there are several categories, subcategories, paths and streams for selecting the right candidates for their area.
Furthermore, there is variance in the application process in the provinces but a candidate has to submit an Expression of Interest. The province evaluates EOI based on their specific requirements. Afterward, it invites the top scoring EOI profiles to submit the application to seek the provincial nomination.
In case of immigration through the provincial nomination, the candidate has to remain in that province. The main requirement of all PNPs is that you have to commit to settling in that province itself. The PNP quota for 2019 is 61,000 nominations.
Advantages of a Provincial Nomination
The CRS score requirement in a few PNP categories is 300 if the candidates meet the program requirements. Provinces have one stream dedicated to students graduating from Canadian institutions. Moreover, the persons intending to immigrate by opening, buying or investing in a business, have a PNP stream allowing them to go ahead.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program was extended into 2019. It presently has an added quota of 2,000 candidates because of great popularity. This program had an aim to attract overseas workers to Maritime Provinces. These include:
- Nova Scotia,
- New Brunswick,
- Newfoundland and Labrador, and finally
- Prince Edward Island
These provinces are keen to have economic growth by attracting more foreign labors. This program pairs candidates and local employers to ensure a job when people arrive in Canada.
Finally, the present government favors immigrants and has a welcoming attitude for them. In case there is a change in the government it will affect the immigration policy in a big way.