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The process of applying for the  Canadian permanent resident visa in order to immigrate to Canada involves the following steps –

Canada FAQ

What is WES/EA?

Educational assessment(EA) is when the government wants to know what quality of your education is. So, it decides to check the quality of your certificates which is done through world education services(WES).

This process of educational assessment is extremely compulsory when you have taken degrees not from Canada but from other countries. IRCC has mandated the process for such candidates.

Pharmacists and physicians are also required to undergo this assessment for immigration here. The world education services greatly assist you in getting this assessment.

This kind of assessment is only recognized for the permanent residency visa but also is required for the study permits as well. The WES does its educational assessments and provides a grade point average which is similar to your percentage of an Indian degree. So, this translates your degree to a grade point average equivalent. WES also lets you know what the honesty of the educational documents is.

 A candidate gets his evaluation report from WES quite quickly in a week after his university applies for the same and sends his transcripts. The candidate just has to bear the charges and everything is done because the documents are sent back to him by WES after verification.

Do we need to show the fund's as well? If yes how much?

Yes, there is fund required for the visa of Canada. These funds are important because otherwise, the approval for the Canada immigration process becomes tough.

The funds are required respectively under the Federal Skilled Trades and the federal skilled worker both of which are a part of the express entry program. In fact, showing such money is a mandatory part of getting qualified under these streams.

The need for the funds increases once more family members are going to gain permanent residency with you in the country of Canada. The other conditions where no such funds are needed is in those situations where you already have employment ready for you in this country.

There are more than 4 members you can have with you on a PR in this country. You will be glad to know that for one member, you need only 12,474 CAD funds as the required proof. So, there are many ways to show these funds. They can be present in the joint account of you hold with your spouse.

If I/We don't get that much of score after submitting the file, what would be the next step?

The next step is to wait, for the passing of one year since the express entry profile got created. It’s because once the profile has been created, it can be in the pool for one year.

The candidate can wait for the scores to go down and wait for his profile to get shortlisted. After one year, it’s relevant to get rid of the old profile and create a new one. This has better chances of getting shortlisted because during the duration of one year, your experience increases. This increased experience increases the possibility of you getting the approval under the federal skilled worker program. There are also chances that your profile gets taken up by any state from the pool as per the rules of its respective PNP. PNP is a valuable way to immigrate, provided you have the required professional qualifications to get such state sponsorship.

With the eligible credentials, the client can go to Canada quite easily. It is quite simple to get this visa because the federal skilled worker program just looks at the experience of a candidate, so its no harm to let your application stay in the pool, even if it does not get shortlisted. But after one year has elapsed, please make a second profile because your first profile gets elapsed.

If I would be going through the PNP, what would be the salary package?

The PNP is a great program to get you to Canada. The PNP programs of different provinces need different requirements from the client.

The candidate needs to get job offers in some state to get the state sponsorship. So, when he gets the job, his salary will be as per the ongoing salary standards of that state. For example, the province of Saskatchewan requires someone to already have gotten future employment in this province as per the immigration program of the International skilled worker-employment offer. His employment should be in an occupation which is skilled. Apart from that, the score in the IELTS exam can be low but not less than CLB4. So, the salary package which you should be getting for this job offer should be as per the rules and regulations of this province. The province also needs someone to have the license once the employment pertains to a trade.

Even if the employer is getting you on a job offer, he is required to get the labor market impact assessment(LMIA) done for you. However, he needs to conform to certain obligations to get you there:

  • He should have to provide you with a contract of service.

His wage standards should not be less than those in Canada for the same job and this he proves in the LMIA. So, there is no way he can offer you a lesser salary.

Is there any hidden charges after paying each and every fees?

There are no hidden charges which have to be paid to a consultancy. The consultancy informs you about everything as to how much you have the competence to go abroad. Without the competence, the candidate cant get to be in Canada. without the competence, a candidate will have to stay outside because his immigration won’t be approved.

At Nile Migration, all kinds of charges are told to you including your IELTS fees and fees for the Educational assessment which is mandatory. Rest there are fees for filing the visa which is equivalent to 550 CAD.

There is no way a candidate has to pay more than these fees.

There are other fees which are required once you are fortunate enough to get the ITA. This fees equals 490 CAD and is known as the Right of permanent residency fee. There is a fee for the medical exam(250 CAD) also which are levied once the candidate has become an ITA recipient. A client’s visa application fee increase once his kids are also ready to get Australia PR. For every kid he gets along with him, he has to pay an extra sum of 3,435 AUD.

A credit card surcharge fees of 1.08% is also levied on this amount.

How many bands's do we need to get in IELTS.

The exam of IELTS requires the candidates to get entirely 6 in the bands. However, his score can be higher once the candidate is not of the right age. In case,  a candidate cant get the score acceptable for immigration, he can opt for this exam again after 1 month. This score is also less once you have a job offer in the province of Saskatchewan which requires only 4.0 in bands of speaking and writing and the score of 4.5 in listening and even lesser 3.5 in reading. This is quite attainable, but for that its mandatory to get a job offer in Saskatchewan. There are 4 segments in IELTS about which everyone is, aware. The longest segment is reading which requires the candidates 1 hour for completion. It has 40 questions in it. The next long section is listening (40 minutes) which includes 40 questions. The section of speaking takes a candidate 11-14 minutes in completion. There is some preparation required for the IELTS test to get ahead in this exam and get the required band score. The IELTS score is also required mandatorily for the university admissions in foreign countries. Sometimes, universities also require a threshold band in a certain IELTS segment.

How much points do we need to score for this Canada PR visa.

A PR visa for Canada requires the candidates to get 6 in all the exam’s sections. However, the score also differs if the candidate has applied for a PNPs. Its because the PNPs choose candidates based on their specific requirements for different occupations.

One of such provinces is Saskatchewan which also does not need CLB 5  score if you want to immigrate under certain streams which include a job offer in this province. So, you don’t need to bother yourself about getting CLB 7 in IELTS in this province.

Australia FAQ

Can I be Sponsored by Someone?

Yes, you can be sponsored by someone while getting the Australia PR visa. This sponsorship can be provided by, a relative through a relative visa to you. The sponsor can be a partner of someone who is the holder of PR from Australia, or himself a PR holder of this country.

In case, an employer is ready to sponsor you, who has been into a Labor Agreement with the designated Department Of Home Affairs, you are also likely to get the 186 visa. This visa is applicable to you under the “Labor agreement Entry” stream of the 186 visa. This visa is also applicable under the “Direct entry" stream of the 186 visa, where the employer is not in a labor agreement with the department of home affairs, but can still provide you with the sponsorship for the PR.

However, there are many subclasses which are available for the relative visa. As per these subclasses, there are different kinds of categories which exist for the kind of sponsored relatives. For example, the subclass 114 visa applies to a relative, who is alone and is in the pension receiving age. So, if your spouse has deceased in India and your progeny is living in Australia, you are eligible for this visa. The other category of this visa, visa 115 applies to those kinds of sponsored relatives whose only close relatives live in Australia.

In case, your spouse is living in Australia and is a PR holder or a citizen of that country, you can get the PR on the basis of 820 and 801 visas.

To receive a nomination from the state government, under the 190 visa category, you should have your occupation to be a part of the occupation in demand lists of any one of the states.

Do I need an Employer First to Apply for PR?

Yes, if an employer wishes to hire you, he or she needs to sponsor you for the PR. This visa is only provided to you, once your employer is willing to give you sponsorship. Once the employer sponsorship for this visa has been approved, it’s time for the applicant to put his application for the 186 visa in a time gap of ½ a year. If the employee makes the application for the 186 visa after this time gap, his application meets with a denial.

The candidate should not be 45 years of age when he gets such nomination from the employer.

What is the Last Age to Apply for the Australian PR

The last age for which a candidate can get the Australia PR is the age of 44. The candidate does not get points if he is older than 44. It’s because this is the last age at which he is eligible to receive 15 points. After this age, no points are given to him.

However, immigration is allowed to you, even when you have not turned 50. However, you have to get the point score of 60 which is required for immigration as per 189 and 190 visas.

For you to get the Australia immigration, visa its better for you to take, the IELTS test. This test is required for one to prove the ability to talk in English. Without this ability, you cant be declared eligible to be in this country. So, to prove this ability, you ought to get 6 overall in IELTS.  A candidate should have the requisite work experience of 3 years before application for this visa.

Is it Necessary for My Spouse to give IELTS while applying for the Australian PR

It depends on the points which you require for the Australia PR. Once the candidate already has 60 points, he still needs his/her spouse to appear for the IELTS. However, the score gained by the spouse in the IELTS can be less, if the main applicant’s points are 60 or more. The partner, who is accompanying him or her, must need to prove functional English in that case. The band score for each of the bands should not be less than 4.5.

However, when the main applicant has not been able to collect 60 points on his own, then his partner has to score a good score in the IELTS level exam. He needs to have as much as 6 points in every band and his occupation should be in the nominated occupation list which includes yours. That’s when you can get 5 points for the IELTS score of your partner, provided his score is not less than 6 in any of the IELTS bands.

Will I get a Job After Applying for PR

Yes, if you did not receive a job offer, before PR. After PR your chances are quite bright to get a job in Australia. This kind of job is available to you when you have the, 189 visa granted to you.  The Australian recruiters prefer those kinds of employees who are based in this country. So, when you are in Australia, on the PR visa, you can attend interviews. Apart from that, you also don’t face any delays in getting the job.

Also, once you are on a PR visa in this country, everything gets sorted out for you. You get to meet people through whom you can get information about which positions are empty. Such people know about positions about which no advertisement is there on the internet. So, physical relocation to Australia helps when you are not able to get the job in Australia by being in India.

Again, when you are in Australia, you have the highest potential of getting a job. First, you can visit the various companies and contact their HRs personally and such meetings can only be fixed when you are in Australia. You can fix several meetings for a single day. This helps you to personally meet company HR and providing them with your resume, rather than providing it online through job portals.

What is the Duration of the PR Visa

The duration of the Australia PR visa is 5 years after which you have to submit it for renewal. After the duration of the PR visa of this, 5 years is over, you can another visa which will allow you to leave and get into this country again. This second visa is the Resident Return Visa(RRV).

This visa is actually needed for the going in and out of the country an indefinite number of times during 5 years without wasting any time. So, this visa is useful for you once your Permanent Residency visa gets over. For you to get the RRV visa, it’s crucial that you have lived in this country for atleast 2 years out of 5 years, when you have the PR visa. Its important for you to get this visa until your PR visa gets renewed and you have the need to travel out of the country. When you are in Australia, it takes a time period of 1 month for the PR visa to get renewed. However, if you have no such plans of getting the PR renewed, you can get the RRV visa for yourself to enjoy the same facilities as a PR visa. You can leave the country on a RRV visa and get back here to Australia without getting any other visa.

Will my Parents get the PR along with me

No, your parents are not eligible to get the PR visa with you. They can be called by you to Australia, once you have secured the PR visa for yourself.

As per this visa, it’s important that you extend the sponsorship to your parents as per the Parent Category Visas. So, if you have the PR or citizenship of this country, there’s nothing tough for you. You ought to have the residence of this country for 2 years to act as a sponsor. For this visa to be applicable to your parents, it’s important that they have the “Balance of Family” criteria fulfilled. As per this condition, the parents should have the, higher number of children living in Australia than in any other foreign country or in the native country.

For this, the sponsor has to provide a guarantee that they will take care of the financial expenditures of their parents when they get in Australia. This guarantee is important so that the expenditures of parents should not be a financial burden on the government of Australia.  This kind of Assurance of Support is a necessity for your parents to get approval for this visa. The Australian government allows a maximum of three people for such kind of support.

There are different types of this visa varying where the application for them is made, whether in Australia, or from your native country.

After getting the Invitation, How much time does it take to Get the PR

After you have received the invitation from the, Australian government, some time elapses before you receive the PR. The letter of invitation from the government is important for someone to have this visa.

You need a time period of 2-3 months after getting the invitation and then finally getting the, PR from the government. The invitation is only sent to those, whose Expression Of Interest is given a consent by the government. This consent is required by one of the state governments in case of the 189 visa.

The invitation is only applicable once its accepted within 2 months. So, an applicant can apply for his PR within this time period, otherwise his invitation stands cancelled. An applicant can only get his invitation cancelled twice, after two of such cancellations; the EOI is taken off from the Skillselect database.

However, the relaxation for the applicant is that he can make the PR application either from within Australia or from his home country. Nile Migration helps you in getting all the documents collated for this visa once you get the invitation.

The documents are listed below:

  • The proof of your relationship with your dependent such as the ration card where both the names have been included
  • The identity document of the dependent and the primary applicant

The bank statements and income tax return of the main applicant

What is the Total Cost Involved in the Whole Procedure

The visa procedure involves a high cost. First, since the application which is made online consists of documents such as the results for proving your information of the English test, they have to be shown. These costs are required when the candidate has to sit and appear for the exam of IELTS. This exam is needed to prove how much skilled in English you are. The fees of the IELTS test are 330 AUD.

This exam is needed for the government to know whether you will be to handle the requirements in English for this country. The candidates also need the skill assessment to get the approval. This skill assessment also has some costs which vary with the assessing body. The general costs for skill assessment are 880 AUD when the documents are uploaded on the website of the assessing authority.

These costs are even more once the application is made in paper and all the certificates are sent to the assessing authority which is 945 AUD. The assessing authority also charges you 112 AUD for the hard copy of your educational assessment report sent through you by courier.

In fact, after the ITA is obtained, 3,670 AUD are spent. So, the total cost for the Australian visa is approximately 5057 AUD. This excludes the cost of getting the police and the medical clearance certificates from the home country.

When would it be Possible to Apply for the Australian Citizenship after I am Given the PR

Yes, you can get the citizenship after you have spent some of your time on PR in this country. Talking about the time which is needed on the PR, its approximately, 1 year. However, you must have spent, 4 years, on a temporary residency visa in this country which can be a study visa also  but the last 12 months of this time must be a on  PR visa.

Now, when  you are on a PR in this country, only 9 months residence is necessary out of one year. So, after living in this country 1 year on a PR visa and prior to that, 3 years on a temporary visa, you can get citizenship.

You will be happy to know that the fee for this visa is really minimal which is 285 AUD. Without a 4 year residence in this country, citizenship is not possible. After application, you get to know whether you have been selected for the interview for the citizenship. There can be a test(Australia Citizenship Test) also to grant you with the citizenship provided you are between the age group of 18-60.

In this test, there are varied kinds of questions which include whether you know, the English language well and questions about Australia.

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