The Express Entry Program is a welcomed development designed by the Canadian Government for people who wish to immigrate and become Permanent Residents of Canada. It was started in January 2015 and has since proven to be a very simple way of obtaining Permanent Residency in Canada. The Permanent Resident visa is a family visa that allows individuals to enjoy all the benefits offered to citizens of Canada. The Permanent Resident status of Canada expires after 5years but is very beneficial to both the country and the Immigrants.
Eligibility Requirement for Indians
There is a minimum score set in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the Express Entry Program which an applicant is expected to exceed so as to be qualified for a visa. These points are allotted on the basis of age, education, adaptability, fluency in language and work experience.
The point-based system of selection helps determine how useful an immigrant will be to the population. Based on the new rules for immigrating to Canada as determined by IRCC, 2020 might see over a million immigrants seeking permanent Residence visas invited to the country by Canada’s Immigration Authority.
Age: Maximum points in this criterion are allocated to applicants who are within the age range of 25 to 35 years of age. Applicants are expected to be above 17 years to earn points here.
Education: It is expected that Indians should at least have a Bachelor’s Degree as it is a sign that the applicant is competent and able to contribute positively to the growth of the nation’s economy.
Adaptability: Adaptability is indicated by the applicants’ relationship with people living in the country. For example, applicants who have friends and family members in Canada are said to be adaptable to the place. Knowing someone in the country increases points earned and applicants’ chances of getting a visa.
Fluency in Language: This is a very important criterion as your success in the country will largely depend on your ability to communicate. It is required that applicants should be fluent in French and/or English, and they will undergo a language test to earn points.
Work Experience: Professionals who have had more than 6 years’ experience will be given the highest points under this criterion. Applicants with more than 3years’ work experience stand a chance of obtaining a visa.
How much will it cost Indians to Immigrate to Canada?
The financial cost of getting a Permanent Residence visa from India to Canada through the Express Entry Program is cheap and considerate. Here’s a quick breakdown of what it will cost an Indian to start enjoying the privileges allotted to citizens of Canada.
ECA approximately $280
IELTS approximately 12,650 rupees
PNP Decided based on the Province
Proof of Funds Approximately $12,475
Medical Certificate Approximately 1500INR
Police Clearance Approximately2000 INR
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