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How to Apply for Canada PR Visa from Delhi?

Canada PR

Stunning landscapes, a high standard of living, extensive career opportunities, and immigrant-friendly government policies are a few factors that make Canada one of the most popular countries for immigration. Annually, several thousands of people immigrate to Canada to seek permanent residence and, further, become Canadian citizens.

India, in particular, constitutes the largest source of immigrants to this highly developed country. A lot of Indians immigrate to Canada from Delhi and various other Indian cities. As a skilled worker, if you want to immigrate to Canada from Delhi, you must know about the entry program, the process, documentation, and conditions that govern the PR process. So, here’s more to know how to apply for a Canada PR visa from Delhi?

What is the Canada Permanent Residence (PR)?

Canada PR is a visa that gives you permanent resident status in Canada. It is valid for five years and renewable. However, as against the common belief, Canada PR does not refer to Canadian citizenship. With a PR, you would still remain a citizen of India. Nevertheless, as a PR holder, you get the below benefits while staying in Canada.

  • Protection under Canadian law
  • Permission to apply for a Canadian citizenship.
  • Entitlement to healthcare facilities and social benefits as enjoyed by Canadian citizens.
  • A PR status allows you to live, study and work anywhere in Canada.

How to Apply for a Canada PR Visa from Delhi?

One of the most popular entry programs for skilled workers to apply for a Canada PR is the Express Entry Program. The program works on a point-based eligibility system, wherein you earn points for each of your qualifications. Express Entry Program comprises three categories. It includes the following.

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

As a skilled worker, you must apply for a Canada PR through FSWP and earn at least 67 points out of 100 to qualify for further process relating to PR. The points-based system is dependent on the following eligibility.

Age Between 18-35. If you are above 35, you get lesser points. The age limit to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry Program is 45.
Education Equivalent to higher secondary education based on Canadian standards.
Language Ability Six bands under IELTS. The score must be less than two years old. You get extra points for your proficiency in French.
Arranged Employment You can earn up to ten points if you have a valid employment offer from a Canadian employer.
Adaptability You are entitled to ten extra points, should your spouse or common-law partner also want to immigrate to Canada with you.
Work Experience You must have a minimum one year of full-time working experience. Your occupation must be listed as Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of NOC (National Occupational Classification).


What happens when you qualify for Canada PR through the Express Entry Program?

If you qualify for a PR through the Express Entry Program, you can be selected from the group of eligible candidates based on your Express Entry profile. After that, you get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR status. Once you get the ITA, you can begin the documentation process.

What are the documents required to apply for Canada PR Visa from Delhi?

  • Valid passport
  • Language test results
  • Provincial nomination (if you have it)
  • Education credential education report
  • Written employment offer from a local Canadian employer (if you have it)
  • If you get ITA, you must produce police certificates, proof of funds, and a medical examination report

How much is the fee to apply for Canada PR from Delhi?

Currently, the fee for the main candidate to apply for Canada PR from Delhi is CAD 550.

Apart from the Express Entry Program, are there any other programs to apply for Canada PR from Delhi?

  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Family class Immigration
  • Experience class Immigration
  • Business Immigration Program

Some of the popular PNPs are Saskatchewan PNP, Manitoba PNP, Alberta PNP, Ontario PNP, and New Brunswick PNP. However, with PNP, you must remember that the PR application evaluation process varies with the province. Apex consultants can provide guidance on each of these PR application programs.