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One who leaves one location for another in quest of better economic prospects is said to have migrated.

Migration can be transient or permanent. "Permanent residents" are those who move abroad to live permanently.

A permanent resident is not the same as a citizen because they have a foreign passport.

Immigration to Canada from India

Canada’s immigration system is one of the most streamlined in the world. Indians can enter Canada through a number of different channels. The following lists of programs each have their own requirements for who can participate:

Express Entry

Provincial Nominee Program

Quebec Selected Workers Program

Family Sponsorship

Investor Program

Express Entry

Express Entry, offered by Canada, is the most competitive immigration system in the world. Express Entry, which began accepting applicants in 2015, is the first Canadian immigration programme to use a points-based system to determine who is allowed to immigrate to the country.
In order to qualify for Express Entry, you’ll need 67 points.
Under this programme, visa processing may take up to six months.
Express Entry applications are managed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), a federal department.
Express Entry Draws in 2023
Total draws: 10
Total ITAs issued till date: 41,059
Draw No.Date of DrawType of DrawITAs issuedCRS cut-off
#246April 12, 2023All Program Draw3500486
#245March 29, 2023All Program Draw7000481
#244March 23, 2023All Program Draw7000484
#243March 15, 2023All Program Draw7000491
#242March 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program667748
#241February 15, 2023Provincial Nominee Program669791
#240February 2, 2023Provincial Nominee Program3300489
#239February 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program893733
#238January 18, 2023No Program Specified5500490
#237January 11, 2023No Program Specified5500507

Canada Provincial Nominee Programme

Procedures to apply for PR visa through the PNP:
Apply in the state or territory where you hope to eventually make your permanent home. If your background and qualifications are sufficient, the province may nominate you to apply for a PR visa. After being nominated by a province, you can apply for your PR visa.
In Canada, the Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP) offers two benefits:
It Allows you to submit an application for permanent residence to IRCC.
Help you gain an instant 600 ‘extra’ Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
All PNP draws in 2023
Total no. of candidates: 20,180
Total draws: 50
MonthProvinceNo. of drawsNo. of candidates
New Brunswick1144
British Columbia4909
British Columbia51,122

Canada Quebec Skilled Worker Programme

If you want to move to Quebec permanently for job purposes, you need apply for the Quebec Skilled Worker Programme, formally known as the Regular Skilled Worker Programme (RSWP).

The first step in becoming a permanent resident of Quebec is declaring that you want to do so. Quebec then extends invitations to those who they believe have the education and experience necessary to successfully integrate into the province’s workforce.
1 – The Arrima Portal is where Quebec hosts its invitational rounds. Thus, the Arrima draw is synonymous with Quebec’s provincial lotteries.
2 – The QSWP is where qualified workers can submit their applications for the CSQ, or the Quebec Selection Certificate. Migrants to Quebec are not required to have a current employment offer in order to apply. Those who already have a job offer, however, are prioritised.
3 – Similar to the Express Entry System, the QSWP uses a point system to determine eligibility.
4 – The federal Express Entry system and the Canadian PNP do not include Quebec.

Canada 2023–2025 Immigration Plan

People looking to make a permanent international move are increasingly drawn to Canada. Canada is a popular destination for newcomers for a wide variety of reasons, including the country’s friendly, open culture, high quality of life, cosmopolitan ethos, millions of job openings, room for professional advancement, dozens of immigration routes, and relaxed citizenship regulations. You won’t believe its immigration blueprint for 2023–2025. Canada plans to invest $1.6 billion in the settlement of 1.5 million newcomers by 2025.
Immigration Class202320242025

Canada Visas for Immigration

Processing Times for Canadian Visas

Visa processing times for Canada are calculated from IRCC wait times. Visa types and processing times are detailed in the table below.
Type of Canada VisaProcessing time of Canada Visa
Express EntryMost of the Express Entry applications, on average, get processed under 6 – 27 months from the day the IRCC receives the application.
FSWP via Express Entry Processing time is up to 27 months
FSTP via Express Entry Processing time is up to 49 months
CEC via Express Entry Processing time is up to 19 months
PNPs via Express Entry (online) Processing time is up to 14 months
Canada PR VisaAn applicant will receive a Permanent Resident visa in at least 107 days
Canada PR Visa RenewalThe Canada PR visa renewal sometimes might take several months. The general processing time for PR card renewal is around 90 days.
Canada Work VisaCanadian work visa processing has the widest range. It takes at least 14 weeks to process the work visa or work permit.
Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)Depending on the LMIA the applicant chooses, the processing time for LMIA takes 8 – 29 business days to process the application
Study visaThe Canadian study visa or permit gets processed in around 12 weeks
Canadian CitizenshipTo obtain Canadian Citizenship, it takes at least 24 months.
Canada Visitor visaCanada visitor visa will get processed in a minimum of 164 days
Canada Spousal sponsorship (Dependent visa)The average time Canada Spousal sponsorship processing takes up to 20 months
Super VisaMost of all Super visa applicants in just a few weeks, but usually, it takes around 31 months
Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP)Canadian PGWP applies after completing studies; the processing time usually takes 2 – 6 months.
Start-Up VisaThe processing time usually takes 31 months.

How to Immigrate to Canada

The process is straightforward. If you want to immigrate to Canada, you can apply for a PR visa. Things required to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

1 – The Making of an Express Entry Profile
2 – Find an ECA
3 – Submit your results from the language proficiency test.
4 – Take a look at your CRS rating.

5 – Submit an application to the PNP.
6 – The ITA (Invitation to Apply) Process
7 – Put in a Visa Request for Canada Visa
8 – Get ready to do Canada


The eligibility requirements for each of Canada’s immigration programmes vary. When applying for permanent residency in Canada, candidates must meet the following requirements:


To apply for a permanent resident visa in Canada, you must meet the following criteria.

Immigration Points for Canada

Factors that affectScore points
AgeMaximum 12 points
EducationMaximum 25 points
Language ProficiencyMaximum 28 points (English and/or French)
Work ExperienceMaximum 15 points
AdaptabilityMaximum of 10 points
Arranged employmentAdditional 10 points (not mandatory).

Vacancies in Canada

Statistics Canada claims that there are currently one million vacant seats available across the country. Salary ranges and job outlooks for some of Canada’s most in-demand professions are listed below.
OccupationAverage Salary in CAD
Sales Representative$52,000 to $64,000
Accountant$63,000 to $75,000
Engineering Project Manager$74,000 to $92,000
Business Analyst$73,000 to $87,000
IT Project Manager$92,000 to $114,000
Account Manager$75,000 to $92,000
Software Engineer$83,000 to $99,000
Human Resources$59,000 to $71,000
Customer Service Representative$37,000 to $43,000
Administrative Assistant$37,000 to $46,000

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