Canada is a popular destination for immigrants around the world, thanks to its high standard of living, strong economy, and welcoming attitude towards newcomers. If you’re thinking about applying for permanent residency in Canada, one of the most popular ways to do so is through the Express Entry system. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for PR in Canada under the Express Entry system. We have compiled all the relevant details in one place.
Now with this information, you can do everything by yourself you don’t need to hire any agent or pay consultancies. Here we will cover the eligibility, process, duration, and fees required to apply for Canada PR especially if you are applying from Nepal. We all know Canada is in huge demand for workers in different industries and launched IEC under which 1.4 million workers are provided PR without IELTS and much effort. But sadly Nepal is not eligible for the same. So is there any way to apply for PR, yes there is and you will get PR as well. So here are the steps you need to follow to apply for PR in Canada from Nepal everything is easy and straightforward.
1. English/French Language Test (IELTS or CELPIP)
You have to prepare well for all these tests as the test is pretty expensive and better to score high on the first attempt. The official language of Canada is English and French so you have to complete IELTS or CELPIP. You can find the best IELTS training institutes in Nepal from where you can study or can prepare by yourself if you think you can do it on your own. If you have already given one of these and scored 6 in each band then you are eligible in language and can proceed further. You can prepare and give exams while applying for these. These tests cost you anywhere between Rs. 25000 to Rs. 35000 Nepali rupees. You Can also check the IELTS Exam dates available in Nepal in 2023 from our website.
You can appear for both to increase your CRS Score. Complete these in 1.5 months -2 months, the better score in language better CRS score. Your Spouse if going with you will get more points from your spouse’s language test minimum of 5 bands are required for your spouse. The validity of the language test is 2 Years.
2. CRS Score Calculation
CRS Score is a parameter that is calculated based on your Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Test Score, Spouse’s Language Test Score, Skills, Blood Relation Living in Canada, etc. If your CRS score exceeds the current draw cut off the ceiling then you are eligible to apply for it. CRS score can be calculated using tools that are available on the Canadian government’s official website. CRS Score and FSWP Score are two different things that do not mix and get confused with the same.
If the cutoff is 387 or less I will be eligible for applying PR in Canada. A PNP invitation will add additional 600 points to your CRS score.
Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
To qualify for the FSWP, you must score at least 67 out of 100 on the points calculator. The Canada 67 Points Calculator is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
- The maximum score for language proficiency is 28 points, and you must score at least a level 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark for all four language abilities.
- The maximum score for education is 25 points, and you must have a completed foreign credential equivalent to a Canadian high school diploma or higher.
- The maximum score for work experience is 15 points, and you must have at least one year of full-time work experience in a skilled occupation within the last ten years.
- The maximum score for age is 12 points, and you must be between the ages of 18 and 35.
- The maximum score for arranged employment is 10 points, and you must have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer.
- The maximum score for adaptability is 10 points, and you must show that you have the potential to adapt to life in Canada through factors such as having a close relative living in Canada, having completed previous studies in Canada, or having arranged employment in Canada.
Under this FSWP one must have to obtain 67 points to qualify and be eligible for PR in Canada.
3. ECA (Education Credential Assessment)
The third step is to do ECA from WES or another relevant assessment authority. Here you have to gather all the educational and academic documents with you. If you completed your education outside Canada, you will need to get an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to determine how your education compares to Canadian standards. For this, you can get your ECA evaluation from CES, IQAS, ICAS, ICES, and WES. You can apply these online by paying a fee if your spouse is applying with you her/his ECA is also required.
The Validity for ECA is 5 Years.
4. Create An IRCC Online Express Entry Profile
If you’re eligible, the next step is to create an online profile on the IRCC website. You’ll need to provide information about your work experience, education, language skills, and any other relevant details. Once you’ve created your profile, you’ll be placed in a pool of candidates, and you’ll receive a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on the information you provided. As I said your CRS score must exceed or equals the cutoff score determined. Language test and ECA required for IRCC Profile. Here you will require your NOC code which you can find on the IRCC website. It is completely free and is a validity of 12 months. Make sure you get an ITA during this.
After your CRS score cutoff, you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR in Canada by completing the below steps. Here is the link to calculate CRS Score. Obtain a good score in language and make sure your CRS score exceeds the required cutoff before doing ECA to save money.
At this stage, you must gather all your documents. After your IRC profile assessment immigration officers will send you an ITA if your CRS score exceeds the minimum cutoff. Now one thing also you can do is you can directly apply for a Job listed on Job Bank Canada and get a job offer from an employer. this will add further points to your CRS score. A job offer is not mandatory though.
Make sure you have prepared these two before applying for the Job.
CV in Canadian Standard Fromat (you can contact us if you need any help)
- Educational Documents & IDs (you and your spouse)
- Proof of Funds
- Work Experience
- Bank Statements for at least 6 months
- Marriage Certificates
- Job offer letter if you have any from a Canadian employer.
5. Submit Your PR Application
Upload all the scan copies of your documents, you’ll need to submit your complete application for permanent residency. You’ll need to provide supporting documents, such as your passport, police certificates, educational transcripts, language test results, and proof of funds. You’ll also need to pay the application fees and submit your application online. It’s important to ensure that all your information and documents are accurate and up-to-date. IRCC will review your documents and conduct a background check. This process can take several months, so be patient. You can check the status of your application online.
You will now receive an instruction to submit your biometrics in your registered email and IRC profile. Proof of funds required which is 17000 Canadian dollars equivalent for the last 12 months in liquid in the bank. Waiting time is 15 days to 6 months for verification.
6. Get a medical exam and police certificate If your application is approved
You’ll need to complete a medical exam and provide a police certificate. IRCC will provide instructions on how to complete these requirements.
7. Receive your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)
If your application is approved, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) by mail. This document confirms that you’re now a permanent resident of Canada. You’ll also receive a Permanent Resident (PR) card by mail within a few weeks of your arrival in Canada. You need to visit your nearest VFS center for Visa Stamping.
Fee required Or Total Cost to Apply For PR In Canada Along With Other FEE
Here is the total cost or various fees you need to pay while applying for these steps in Nepal.
- IELTS 250-300 Canadian Dollars Equal to 25000-35000 NPR
- ECA 200-250 Canadian Dollars Equal to 25000-35000 NPR
- Biometric 85 Canadian Dollar Equal to 8500-10000 NPR
- Visa Fee 850 Canadian Dollars Equal to 85000 to 95000 NPR
- PR Application Fee 1365 Canadian Dollars Equal to 140000-155000 NPR
The total cost you incur is around 2850 Canadian dollars for a single applicant and 5615 Canadian dollars for you and your spouse. Which is equal to 290,000 to 310,000 NPR for a single applicant. This may vary if you took the help of Consultancies. All the information provided and researched and you can get these on Canada’s official immigration website.
Final thoughts on how Apply For PR In Canada from Nepal?
Hope you get a gist idea of how to apply for PR in Canada from Nepal with or without a job offer. Now if you have any queries don’t hesitate to contact us we will help you with documentation and the CV and the application process.