Permanent Residency

(I) PNP: Out of the thirteen provinces in Canada, 11 offer Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). This is a unique pathway for the provinces to allow immigrants to enter their territory who meet certain eligibility requirements. For example, a province who requires IT professionals can select profiles who meet other requirements as well to visit Canada. It is a bridge program for immigrants to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. Each province has its own set of requirements to be met by an applicant.

(II) Express Entry: It is the fastest route for any immigrant to receive a permanent resident status in Canada. It follows an online system to organize and process application in CEC- Canadian Experience Class. Eligibility criteria- Applicant must have NOC-A,0,B Job with one year Experience. If he/she is doing NOC-A,0 Job required CLB-7, else required CLB-5.

(III) RNIP Program: It is a community driven immigration plan and a step towards achieving a permanent resident status. An applicant must have received a job offer from an approved employer for a position in a priority occupation as determined by the concerned authorities. There are other requirements like academics, language skills, financial establishment, and community specific criteria.

(IV) TR to PR Pathways: In order to attract talented immigrants, IRCC announced Permanent Residency (PR) to Temporary Residents (TR) in Canada. A person is eligible for the same if he/she is a temporary worker in healthcare or essential services, or a graduate from a post-secondary institution. Broadly, six categories of people are eligible - Workers in Canada in healthcare, Workers in Canada in essential non-healthcare, International Graduates, French-speaking workers in Canada in healthcare, French-speaking workers in Canada in essential non-healthcare, and French-speaking International Graduates.

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