Build A New Life In Canada
Multicultural Canada is one of the world’s best destinations for migrants. Its cosmopolitan cities, a stable economy and high quality of life make it one of the best countries to live in. Canada also has a huge demand for migrants and has opened its doors to individuals with the skills and talent to give it a global edge. As India’s #1 immigration consultant Y-Axis has the experience and credibility to help you with your Canada immigration process.
Why Migrate To Canada?
- Huge demand for skilled immigrant talent
- Less rigorous immigration process compared to other English speaking nations
- Free healthcare and education for permanent residents
- Safe, comfortable country with welcoming people
- Vibrant cities that are home to migrants from multiple countries
Canada Immigration Process
Canada has one of the world’s most forward thinking immigration programs. There are multiple programs by which one can apply to migrate to Canada. These include:
The list of programs is dynamic and can change at any point of time. Each of these programs comes with its own set of application criteria and is designed for different types of applicants. Y-Axis helps applicants in making the right decision to migrate to Canada by helping them choose the right program and assisting them throughout their migration program. Our experienced counsellors will be with you at every step of the way as you plan and navigate your migration journey.
Who Is Eligible To Apply To Canada?
While each program to migrate to Canada has different criteria, there are a few things in common. Canadian immigration officials will typically assess migration applications based on:
- Educational profile
- Professional profile
- Your IELTS score
- French language skills if migrating to Quebec
- References & legal documentation
- Canadian employment documentation
This is not an exhaustive list and subject to change. Talk to a Y-Axis counsellor to assess your eligibility and increase your chances of migrating to Canada.
Migrate to Canada through Express Entry
Express Entry Programs
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Canadian Experience Class
Federal Skilled Trades Program
|Language skills: |
(English or French skills)
|✓CLB 7||✓CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A |
✓CLB 5 if your NOC is B
|✓CLB 5 for speaking and listening |
✓CLB 4 for reading and writing
|Work Experience: (Type/Level &Amount)||✓Canadian or foreign experience in one of these NOCs: O A & B |
✓One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation)
|✓Canadian experience in one of these NOCs: O A & B |
✓One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
|✓Canadian or foreign experience in skilled trade under key groups of NOC B |
✓Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
|Job offer:||Not Applicable. But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.||Not Applicable||A valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year [OR] a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority|
|Education:||• Secondary education required. |
• You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.
|Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|IRCC Time Lines:||• ECA Credential Assessment: Upon submission of documents to designated authorities 8 to 20 weeks. |
• Express Entry Profile: Express Entry Profile is valid for 1 year from the date of submission.
• PR Application: Upon receiving ITA client must submit supporting documents within 60 days.
• PR Visa: Upon submission of PR application the visa processing time is 6 months.
• PR Visa: PR visa is valid for 5 years.
Phase wise Process Timelines & Costs:
TAT (Turn Around Time)
|Phase 1||Step 1||ECA – Educational Credential Assessment||WES||6-8 Weeks||CAD$ 305|
|IQAS||20 Weeks||CAD$ 275|
|An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify your foreign education is valid and equal to a completed credential in Canada.||ICAS||20 Weeks||CAD$ 285|
Your education must be assessed against Canadian standards by one of the organizations designated by IRCC.
Valid for 5 years from the date it is issued
|ICES||8 – 10 Weeks||CAD$ 200 per educational credential + CAD$ 75 for International Courier|
|CES||12 Weeks||CAD$ 210 per educational credential + CAD$ 102 for International Courier|
|MCC(Doctors)||15 Weeks||CAD$ 285 Registration Fee + CAD$ 165 per medical credential (SVR) + CAD$ 106 ECA Report Fee|
|PEBC(Pharmacists)||15 Weeks||CAD$ 325 Registration Fee + CAD$ 650 Document Evaluation|
English/French Language Test
IELTS /CELPIP /TEF
Within 4 weeks
INR 13,250 (Variable)
|Must book the test date for IELTS soon after you register with us, Y- Axis Alliance team can help you to book the test date.|
|Aim for higher bands CLB-9.|
|IELTS is valid for 2 years from the date of test taken.|
|Phase 2||Step 1||EOI – Expression Of Interest [Express Entry Program]||IRCC||Your Profile will be valid for 12 months.||No Fee|
|Upon receiving valid ECA report and IELTS scores, we can assist you on submitting your application in Express Entry Pool.|
|Step 2||PNP – Provincial Nomination Program||Provincial Authorities||Varies based on Provinces.||Varies based on Provinces.|
|Every province has its own eligibility criteria and the list of occupations in demand. Your designated consultant will check your profile and assist you on filing your application for a suitable Provincial Nominee Program.|
|Phase 3||Step 1||Invitation To Apply – ITA||Main Applicant||60 Days||Visa Fees –CAD$ 550|
|RPRF Fees –CAD$ 490|
|Applicants whose applications are in the pool and selected through draw process are expected to receive Invitation to apply for permanent residence.|| |
Bio Metrics –CAD$ 85
Medical Fee- As applicable
|Applicant who receives Invitation will have 60 days to submit complete application for permanent residence.|| |
|Visa Fees – CAD$ 550|
|Our consultant will assist you on submission of PR application with complete set of supporting documents, Proof of funds, Medicals & Police checks within 60 days.||RPRF Fees – CAD$ 490|
Bio Metrics –CAD$ 85
Medical Fee- As applicable
|Children||Visa Fees – CAD$ 150|
Bio Metrics –CAD$ 85(Only for Child above 12Yrs)
Medical Fee- As applicable
|Step 2||Passport Submission and P R Visa||Main Applicants & accompanying dependents||Up to 30 days, it may also depend on the number of applications being processed||VFS fee as applicable|
|Applicants will receive Passport request letter to submit original Passports through VFS within 30 days for the final stage of P R Visa stamping on original Passport|
Job Trends in Canada
|Occupation||Average 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|
What is the maximum age to immigrate to Canada?
The official website of the Government of Canada does not specify any age limit to apply for Canada PR. However, an age ceiling is defined generally. This is because, after a specific age, applicants find it tougher to meet the criteria for 67 points. This is because they will not obtain any points for their age.
The maximum age limit to apply for Canada PR will be 46 years. This is because applicants above this age do not get any points. It must be noted here that Canada PR is based on a system of points.
How much money is needed for immigrating to Canada?
According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you will have to prove to have settlement funds of minimum $10,000 CAD per individual. Additional $ 2,000 CAD will be required for each dependent accompanying the immigrant to Canada. The exception for this is if you have a pre-arranged job offer in Canada.
It must be noted here that the threshold settlement funds required can vary. This is depending upon the location in Canada and is based on the size of the family.
Whereas, the needs of every family are diverse and diverse cost of living can be found in different regions in Canada. The below basic guidelines can be followed to determine the budget of a newcomer to Canada excluding airfares and moving costs:
- 1 Adult immigrating individually: $ 25,000 CAD
- 1 Couple moving together: $ 30,000 CAD
- 1 Couple with 1 kid below 10 years: $ 33,000 CAD
- 1 Couple with 1 kid above 10 years: $ 35,000 CAD
- For each extra kid below 10 years: add $ 1,000
- For each extra kid above 10 years: add $ 2,000
Essentially, the above-explained sum of cash will offer you adequate breathing space to settle in a new nation. This is prior to getting a job and starting to earn an income. It must suffice for basic living expenses for 4 to 6 months depending on how well you budget. Any amount lesser than this will make it really tough.
How can I immigrate to Canada from India?
There are a range of immigration programs if you wish to immigrate to Canada from India. You can apply for PR Visa or Provisional Residency Visa through these programs. The chief among them are:
- Federal Express Entry System
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Quebec Skilled Workers Program
Majority of the immigration programs of Canada are based on points. The applicants must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility requirements of these programs. They must score adequate points based on diverse factors of their profile. This includes Language Proficiency, Work Experience, Education, and others. Only then they can qualify for a specific immigration program or system.
What are the requirements to immigrate to Canada?
Immigration to Canada has 6 major streams. These are:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Provincial Nominee Program
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program
- Business Immigrant
- Canada Experience Class
- Family Sponsorship
Each stream caters to a diverse group of immigrants and has unique eligibility requirements. Here we will consider the requirements for the FSWP:
Skilled work experience
You must possess a minimum of 1 year of work experience that is full time and continuous. This is out of the last 10 years prior to your submission of PR application. Equivalent continuous part-time work will also qualify. This must be in the Skill Type B, A, or 0 in the Canada NOC – National Occupational Classification.
You must demonstrate that you possess language proficiency of minimum CLB 7 – Canadian Language Benchmark. The test results must be from an organization that is designated by IRCC for language testing.
You must offer either an overseas educational credential or a Canadian educational credential. An Educational Credential Assessment – ECA Report must be offered from a designated agency. This is to prove that the overseas certificate/degree/diploma is on par with the Canadian credentials.
What is the minimum score for immigration to Canada?
The minimum points for basic eligibility for FSWP are 67 out of 100. Those who score below 67 will not qualify. It must be noted here that basic eligibility factors score and CRS score (Comprehensive Ranking System) are different.
All the qualified candidates must create a profile in the Express Entry System. ECA and IELTS score is mandatory for this. The profile is then offered ranking out of 1200 for diverse factors. This includes Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Education, Age, etc.
CIC holds regular draws from the Express Entry pool and specifies minimum CRS score for the draw. All the qualified candidates in the pool with scores above the specified CRS minimum score are offered an ITA. They can submit an application for Canada PR Visa. The CRS minimum score has remained at 450 and above so far in 2019.
How can I get an ACS assessment done for 2 different job codes for migrating to Australia?
ACS assessment can be got done under diverse occupation codes in ANZSCO. Nevertheless, it is always advisable to be careful while submitting the second application under different occupation codes in ANZSCO. This is if the applicant has already received a positive ACS report under one of the occupations assessed under ACS.
Applicant must also be in a position to demonstrate with evidence. It is that they are also performing the roles of the new occupation under ANZSCO code. Additionally, they also fulfil the requirements specified by ACS.
Moreover, it is worthwhile to take an opinion from the ACS prior to filing an application under the new occupation. Applicants can link the second application to the previous application or submit a new application.
How long does it take for a Visitor Visa for Australia applied in India via an IMMI account to come?
The processing time for Australia Visitor Visa depends on various factors. It can around some days to some weeks in case of some applications.
I got overall band 5 in IELTS (General Training) and trying to get PR via consultancy. Am I eligible to migrate from India to Canada?
Yes, application for Canada PR Visa can be submitted by applicants with IELTS 5 bands score. There are several immigration pathways such as Atlantic Pilot Program, PNP or if you have a valid job offer.
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