Posted on February 26, 2021
Canada is one of the favourite destinations for aspiring immigrants worldwide. Amidst beautiful landscapes and serene lakes, Canada has a lot to offer! Many reasons will never make you regret moving to Canada, for instance, a stable economy and job market to multicultural communities and immigrants’ friendly policies.
Moreover, between 2021 and 2023, Canada will welcome approximately 1.2 million newcomers as permanent residents under various categories. There are many pathways by which an individual or family can easily immigrate to Canada and obtain Canada’s permanent resident status.
With more than 100 Canadian immigration pathways, it could be difficult for you to make the right choice.
Therefore, to keep things as simple as possible, we came up with the top two easiest and most popular permanent residency pathways in Canada.
Federal Express Entry System
Canada’s Express Entry system process PR applications from skilled foreign workers under the following economic immigration programs:
It follows a points-based selection system that select and invite eligible candidates from the pool who wish to settle in Canada permanently. All the applicants get points based on their age, work experience, education level, language proficiency, and other additional factors like provincial/territorial nomination.
The higher the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, the better are the chances of obtaining an invitation to apply (ITA) from the IRCC for permanent residency in Canada. As each Express Entry draw has a minimum CRS score and those candidates who meet the cut-off requirement of individual draw receive their ITAs from the IRCC (Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada).
So far, in 2021, the IRCC has already issued 37,986 ITAs, which means that IRCC is readily working to achieve its Express Entry target of inviting 108,500newcomers by the end of 2021.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Canada’s provincial nominee programs (PNPs) make an ideal option for those aspirants who wish to move to any specific Canadian province or territory or those whose points score is not high enough to qualify for Express Entry.
Each Canadian province and territory operate unique PNP streams which are designed to meet specific immigration needs. Therefore, the eligibility requirements and application process also vary.
For Provincial Nominee Program, the IRCC has an annual target of 80,800 for the year 2021. Popular Canadian PNPs like Alberta PNP, Saskatchewan PNP, British Columbia PNP, etc., are regularly opening draws with comparatively low score requirements to meet the numbers. More and more candidates from the pool get a chance to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian PR.
If you are ready to kick-start the process, you may start with discovering your immigration eligibility to Canada.
You may complete our free profile assessment form online, and a member of the Visas Avenue team will connect with you shortly to discuss the best immigration to Canada options.