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How to Secure Canadian Permanent Residency (PR)!


How to Secure Canadian Permanent Residency (PR)!

Canada, over the years, has proven to be the choice country for immigration for many Nigerians. With these easy guides, you can obtain a Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

a.) You have to start this process by first ascertaining your eligibility to apply. Make in-depth research on this so as to know if you can even move forward on this course.

b.) Canada has a variety of immigration programs, (Express Entry system, Family Sponsorship, etc.), so, it is best that you go for the one that suits you and your conditions the most. When choosing your preferred immigration program, take into consideration some factors like qualifications, job skills, and financial status.

c.) Language proficiency is an immigration requirement in Canada. If you are neither a native English or French speaker, then, you will be required to undergo and pass a language proficiency exam (IELTS for English and TEF for French). When preparing for the exam, focus more on improving your spoken, written, listening, and reading abilities.

d.) As was earlier stated, there are a number of immigration programs set up by the Canadian Authorities. If you choose to go via the Express Entry System, you will have to create a profile on the recommended website. On submission of your profile, you will automatically be entered into the Canadian PR pool where you get a chance to be picked out by the government to apply for residency. To increase your chances, consider certain factors like age, language proficiency, education, and work experience when creating your profile.

e.) If you have gotten to this stage, then, it is expected that you have all the required documents intact. You should begin by getting your educational qualifications evaluated by an authorized organization. This evaluation is necessary as it helps to determine your equivalent qualification in Canada. Other documents like international passports, language test results, Proof of Funds, etc., must also be readily available. Proof of Funds is a very vital document. Although, it may differ from family to family based on the family size. The higher the amount above the expected minimum amount in your proof of funds, the higher the chances of getting the PR. For instance, $16,570 is needed for a family of two, $20,371 for a family of three, $24,733 for a family of four, and $28,052 for a family of five. All these figures are in Canadian dollars, at the time of compiling this report. You will be required to submit your pay slip if your proof of fund is stated you are an employee. Otherwise, be ready to submit your CAC, tax clearance certificate, and business registration certificate among other documents to show that you are self-employed. Your statement of account should have a description related to your business.

f.) If you receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply), immediately begin the application process. Fill out all the necessary forms and upload the required documents. Proceed to pay the requisite application fees and submit your application within the specified timeframe. You have 90 days to apply for PR after getting an ITA, so ensure that you beat the deadline by a large margin. It is important to make sure that all forms are properly filled out and attachments are in order. The PR application process takes about 6 months or less if done completely and accurately.

g.) After the submission of your application, it takes a while for it to be reviewed by the relevant authorities, so, wait patiently for feedback: Also, be ready to attend interviews or go through certain medical checks as this may be requested of you.

h.) If you are lucky to get an approved application, you will be given what is known as a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and (if applicable) a Permanent Resident Visa (PRV). Upon your arrival in Canada, you will be granted permanent resident status and will be issued Canadian citizenship after three years in Canada.

This report is a general guide and is accurate at the time it was compiled. Kindly submit any further questions in the comment section, otherwise, you can tell us how relevant this post has been to you in the comment section.


Question: What are the benefits of Canadian PR?

Answer: Free universal healthcare, free education for Children, Societal security benefits, Right to work anywhere in Canada, Family sponsorship, right to live or move anywhere in Canada, high quality of living, freedom to participate in politics, travel to about 29 countries VISA free and freedom to start a business.

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