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General Information on Canada's Permanent Resident Card

Canadian Permanent Residency Card is issued for 5 years. The PR card allows the residents to work and settle anywhere across Canada.

After 3 years of stay in Canada and if all the other eligibility requirements are met, you will be able to change the Canadian PR status to Canadian citizenship.


What are the documents required for the Canada PR visa application?


Depending on your status in the country that you currently reside in or other reasons, additional documents might be requested by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada officers.

What is the Processing time for Canada Permanent residency visa?

There are no certain timelines to get a permanent residence visa for Canada. The selection and approval of your visa application depend on your CRS score. However, the processing times after receiving ITA takes about 6 months.


Best Immigration ways to obtain a Canada permanent residency and get a PR of Canada:

       A.    Canada Express Entry;

       B.    Provincial Nominee Programs;

       C.    Quebec Skilled Worker visa;

       D.    Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

What are the requirements to get Permanent Resident Visa for Canada?


The basic requirements to get Permanent residence in Canada are:


  • Proof that you have adequate funds to support your application and stay in the country;

  • Educational credential assessment (ECA);

  • Original copies and official translations of documents supporting your visa application;

  • Educational degrees and certificates along with personal identification documents and sponsor letters

  • Language test results

  • Documents relevant to specific visa categories

Here is the step-by-step procedure to apply for Canadian Residency:


  1. Complete your Education credentials assessment (ECA);

  2. Get the required IELTS score;

  3. Create a profile for Express Entry and lodge your application the online pool;

  4. Register with the Job Bank (optional);

  5. Apply for Provincial Nomination program (optional);

  6. Receive your Invitation to Apply (ITA);

  7. Submit medical and criminal background checks to Citizenship and Immigration Canada;

  8. Receive your confirmation of PR status

How to proceed?

  1. Email us ( Your  CV/Resume, 4-5 sentences about Yourself/Family Situation, If you or your spouse took IELTS – Test results, family in Canada (if any)

    * If Business Immigration / Employee Relocation / Investments - Short description of the issue

  2. We review your documents and appoint a consultant/lawyer to contact you with the brief assessment

  3. You decide whether to proceed.


All our cases are handled by experienced lawyers and RCIC immigration professionals.

We adhere to the highest standards of client relationship and service.

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