Canadian PR Process: What To Expect After Being Nominated By A Province
🏅 Acknowledgement of Nomination
Once you have been nominated by a province, you will receive an official notification acknowledging your nomination. This letter is an important document that confirms your eligibility for PR and serves as evidence of your nomination by the province. Here are some key points to understand about this document:
The acknowledgement of nomination serves as an official confirmation that you meet the eligibility criteria set by the province. It validates that you have been selected as a nominee and have the potential to become a permanent resident of Canada.
The acknowledgement of nomination is a significant supporting document for your permanent residency application. It demonstrates to the federal government that you have been endorsed by a province and have met the requirements specific to that program.
The acknowledgement of nomination helps establish your legal status in Canada. It confirms that you have been selected by the province as a potential candidate for permanent residency, which may provide you with certain rights and privileges during the application process.
The acknowledgement of nomination is typically required to proceed with the next steps of your permanent residency application. It may be requested by the federal immigration authorities as part of your application package.
The acknowledgement of nomination will specify the validity period of your nomination. It is important to be aware of this timeframe and ensure that you complete the necessary steps within the given timeframe to maintain the validity of your nomination.
The acknowledgement of nomination serves as proof that you have been nominated by a province. It may be required to demonstrate your eligibility for certain provincial nominee benefits, such as access to provincial healthcare or other support services.
The acknowledgement of nomination may be subject to verification by the federal immigration authorities. They may review the details of your nomination to ensure its authenticity and accuracy before proceeding with the assessment of your permanent residency application.
🗃️ Express Entry Profile Creation (If Applicable)
If you have been nominated through a PNP stream that requires participation in the federal Express Entry system, you will need to create an Express Entry profile. The profile will include information about your skills, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors that determine your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
This score will determine your ranking among other candidates in the Express Entry pool. Here’s what you need to know about the profile creation process:
The Express Entry profile will require you to provide detailed information about your personal background, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other relevant factors. This information is used to assess your eligibility and determine your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Skills and Qualifications
The profile will ask for information about your skills, qualifications, and work experience. It is essential to provide accurate and comprehensive details to showcase your expertise and maximize your CRS score.
You will need to include information about your educational background, including degrees, diplomas, and certificates. It is important to provide accurate details and supporting documents to validate your educational qualifications.
The profile will require you to indicate your language proficiency in English and/or French. You may need to submit language test results from designated testing agencies to demonstrate your language skills.
You will need to provide a detailed account of your work experience, including job titles, dates of employment, job duties, and the name of the employer. This information is used to assess the relevance and skill level of your work experience.
CRS Score Calculation
The information provided in your Express Entry profile will be used to calculate your CRS score. The CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other adaptability factors. A higher CRS score increases your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.
Profile Submission and Ranking
Once you have completed your profile, you will need to submit it to the Express Entry pool. Your profile will be ranked against other candidates based on your CRS score. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for permanent residency during regular draws conducted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
📩 Invitation to Apply (ITA) For Canadian PR
If your Express Entry profile receives a high enough CRS score, you may receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian PR. This ITA will be issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Receiving an ITA signifies that you can proceed with the final stages of the PR application process. Here’s what you need to know about the ITA and the subsequent stages of the PR application process:
✔️ Completing and Submitting the PR Application
Upon receiving an ITA, you will need to complete the PR application within a specific timeframe (usually 60 days). This application will include detailed information about your personal background, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other required documents. You must ensure that all information provided is accurate and supported by the necessary documentation.
🩺 Medical Examination and Police Clearance Certificates
As part of the PR application process, you will be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by a designated panel of physicians.
This examination is to ensure that you meet the health requirements set by the Canadian government.
Additionally, you will need to provide police clearance certificates or proof of good conduct from the countries where you have resided for a specified period.
💰 Paying the Fees
Along with the PR application, you will need to pay the required processing fees. These fees may include the application fee, right of permanent residence fee, and biometrics fee (if applicable). It is essential to ensure that you submit the correct fees within the designated timeframe.
📝 Document Verification and Background Checks
Once your application and supporting documents are submitted, IRCC will initiate the process of verifying the information provided and conducting background checks. This process may involve verifying your educational credentials, work experience, language proficiency, and other relevant details. It is important to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of all submitted documents.
🔚 Final Decision and Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR)
After reviewing your application and conducting the necessary checks, IRCC will make a final decision regarding your PR application.
Confirmation of Permanent Residency
If approved, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR). The COPR will include important details such as your Confirmation of Permanent Residence document and the validity period of your PR status.
🛬 Landing in Canada and Activating PR
Upon receiving the COPR, you can make plans to travel to Canada and activate your PR status. At the port of entry, an immigration officer will validate your COPR, collect any applicable fees (e.g., PR fee), and issue your PR card or permanent resident travel document. Here’s what you need to know about the process:
After receiving the COPR, you can start making plans to travel to Canada. Ensure that you have all the necessary travel documents, including a valid passport and any other identification required by the Canadian government.
🍁 Permanent Residency Nomination
Being nominated by a province for Canadian Permanent Residency is a significant achievement. Understanding the PR process after nomination is crucial to ensure a smooth transition to permanent residency. By following the outlined steps, submitting accurate documentation, and adhering to the timelines and requirements set by IRCC, you can embark on your journey towards a new life in Canada. Remember to stay informed, seek guidance when needed, and be prepared to embrace the opportunities that Canadian PR offers.