January 8, 2020

Benefits of Permanent Residency in Canada | Canada PR Visa

What is Permanent residency in Canada?

Permanent residency in Canada is the right offered to a non-Canadian citizen to live & work in Canada for a maximum of five years. Several programs are offered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to foreign nationals for acquiring permanent residency status. 

ICCRC offered programs for receiving Permanent Residency in Canada

For getting a Canada PR visa, the first step is completing an Express Entry profile under any of these programs.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

Selection factor points are used to assess the eligibility of the applicant for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. An overall score out of 100 is given and if the applicant scores 67 points or higher, he\she is qualified for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. If the score is lower than 67 points, the applicant is not qualified.

Selection Factor Eligibility Maximum Points
Language skills  Based on the applicant's ability to write,
read, listen & speak. Minimum of Canadian
Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in each
module of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
28
Education Based on certificate, diploma or degree
from Canada or abroad with the report
for Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
25
Work Experience

Based on the NOC code for each job with
the applicants having the same
National Occupational Classification(NOC)
as the job for his/her immigration application.
Other Minimum Requirements:
- Applicant's work experience will be within
the last 10 years from the date of
submission of the application.
- Applicant should have a paid job
rather than an internship or volunteer.
- Applicant should have at least 1 year of continuous work or 1,560 
hours total (30 hours per week)

The points based on the number of years:
1 year: 9 points
2 - 3 years: 11 points
4 - 5 years: 13 points
6 or more years: 15 points

15
Age Under 18: 0 points
18 - 35: 12 points
36: 11 points
37: 10 points
38: 9 points
39: 8 points
40: 7 points
41: 6 points
42: 5 points
43: 4 points
44: 3 points
45: 2 points
46: 1 point
47 and older: 0 points
12
Arranged Employment Based on the job offer of at least 1 year
from a Canadian employer before coming to Canada
10
Adaptability Based on the spouse or common-law partner who will be immigrating
with the applicant to Canada
Spouse language level: 5 points
Applicant's past studies(Canada): 5 points
Spouse past studies(Canada): 5 points
Applicants past work(Canada): 10 points
Spouse past work(Canada): 5 points
Arranged employment: 5 points
Permanent resident relative(Canada): 5 points
10
     

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

This program is for those skilled workers who wish to become permanent residents of Canada.

Selection Factor Eligibility
Language skills A minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark(CLB) 5 for speaking and listening, and Canadian Language Benchmark(CLB) 4 for reading and writing
Education No education requirement but those with certificate, diploma, or degree from Canada or abroad with the report
for Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) will have improved ranks in the express entry pool
Work Experience Minimum 2 years of full-time work experience/ equal amount of part-time work experience in a skilled trade within the 5 years before applying. The eligible occupation categories are Transport, Cooks and Chefs, Manufacturing, Industrial, Maintenance, and Equipment operations, Electrical and Construction, Processing, Bakers and Butchers & Agriculture and Production
Proof of Funds The funds must be available both when applying and after receiving the permanent resident visa. The applicant should also prove to an immigration officer with official letters from any banks or financial institutions where the money is being kept. The money required is based on the costs of living for your family (even if they aren’t coming with you). If the applicant is joined by the spouse, a joint account can be shown.
1 member: $12,960
2 members: $16,135
3 members: $19,836
4 members: $24,083
5 members: $27,315
6 members: $30,806
7 members: $34,299
For each additional family member: $3,492
The applicants don't need to show that they have enough money to support themselves and their family if
they are applying under the Canadian Experience Class or are authorized to work in Canada with a valid job offer.
Admissibility The applicant can be found inadmissible for:
Security reasons
Subversion
Violence or Terrorism
Membership in illegal organizations
Crimes against humanity
International sanctions
Committing a crime, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Organized crime
Medical conditions that endanger public health,
endanger public safety or causes excessive demand on health or social services. 
Failure to comply with any provision of IRPA or
having an inadmissible family member.
Faking the information of the applicant or any family member
Assessment by Province Find the occupation profile allocated by each province and apply accordingly.
Ontario
Saskatchewan
Alberta
Manitoba
British Columbia
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Yukon
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
   

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Those with skilled Canadian work experience can make use of the Canadian Experience Class(CEC) for getting their Canada PR visa.

Selection Factor Eligibility
Language skills A minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or Canadian Language Benchmark 5 for NOC B jobs
Education No education requirement but those with certificate, diploma, or degree from Canada or abroad with the report
for Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) will have improved ranks in the express entry pool
Work Experience Applicant should have gained the work experience by working in Canada legally with a minimum 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before applying. The work experience should be full-time or with an equal amount in part-time.
Admissibility The applicant can be found inadmissible for:
Security reasons
Subversion
Violence or Terrorism
Membership in illegal organizations
Crimes against humanity
International sanctions
Committing a crime, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Organized crime
Medical conditions that endanger public health,
endanger public safety or causes excessive demand on health or social services. 
Failure to comply with any provision of IRPA or
having an inadmissible family member.
Faking the information of the applicant or any family member
   

Benefits of Permanent Residency in Canada

Being just a resident of the second-largest country in the world with spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping landscapes is in itself awe-inspiring then imagine getting a permanent residency?

Canada is a dream to many but with permanent residency, that dream is just an application away. With its open culture and warm multicultural societies, Canada is a safe haven for immigrants. The immigration policies in the country also ensure that immigrants with a permanent residency enjoy benefits close to their own citizens. Let us look at the benefits of permanent residency in Canada.

  • Live, Work & Study Anywhere in Canada
  • Access to the Canadian Education System
  • Financial Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Family Benefits
  • Housing Benefits
  • Healthcare System

Live, Work & Study Anywhere in Canada

Permanent residency grants the immigrant and his/her dependants the legal right to live and work anywhere in Canada. Got a better job offer from Manitoba while you are in Ontario? Move to Ontario. Planning for your higher studies? With a permanent residency visa, you have to pay only the same tuition fees as Canadian citizens while for an international student, the tuition fees are higher.

Access to the Canadian Education System

Canada invests strongly in education and has some of the world's best universities like the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia etc. Each province of Canada has its own curriculum and manages its own system of education with policies and regulations varying from province to province. For permanent residents, the tuition fee is the same as the Canadian citizens and their children can avail free education up to the age of 18.

Financial Benefits

The Canadian economy offers a number of benefits to its immigrants and helps them better settle in their multicultural society. Starting from the employee benefits to housing benefits, an immigrant will have no difficulty choosing between Canada and any other country.

Employee Benefits

Employees in Canada receive up to average pay of $1,011 per week along with training expenses, vehicle allowances, group life insurance, health & dental insurance, and gifts & awards.

Family Benefits

Maternity benefits can be utilized by those who are pregnant or those who have recently given birth. They are also entitled to parental benefits. In both cases, financial assistance of weekly $573 can be availed. Families can also apply for Canada Child Benefit (CCB), a tax-free monthly payment for raising children under age 18.

Housing Benefits

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation help those new immigrants coming to Canada to buy their new home based on how much they can afford. More details on how to buy a home in Canada can be downloaded from here.

Healthcare System

Only a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can apply for public health insurance and with it, most healthcare services are paid. Canada's healthcare system is one of the best in the world but when signing up for a health insurance card, it is important to understand what that particular plan offers since each province and territory in Canada has its own health insurance plan.

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