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Canadian Immigration Requirements, Points & Process Time from Pakistan 

February 17, 2021BY Highbrow ( 0 ) Comment

Moving to another country is indeed inevitably a daunting task and without the assurance of knowing how to proceed, it can sure be tiresome. For Pakistanis looking forward to shifting to Canada permanently or temporarily, here is all you need to know about the process of Canadian immigration.

Canadian immigration from Pakistan

There are currently many Pakistanis integrated into the Canadian community and professions. As the link between the two countries continues to grow, more and more Pakistanis move across the border. For Pakistanis who wish to become permanent Canadian residents, there are three paths from which to choose; to immigrate as a worker, refugee, or to migrate with family sponsorship. Which program you choose depends on your reason for migrating and eligibility.

Types of Canadian immigrations

  • Skilled workers 

Skilled workers are eligible to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry program that comprises of the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Provincial Nominee Programs. One can also immigrate with a start-up visa or as an investor. Pakistani professionals or students are assisted by organizations like Canada Pakistan Professionals upon their arrival in the country.

  • Family sponsorship 

If you have a family member, including a parent, spouse, grandparent, or child in Canada makes it more likely that your immigration will be a success. A Canadian resident or citizen can sponsor the immigration of their relative but there are other eligibility criteria to be considered too. Consulting an immigration professional can help.

How many points are required for Canadian immigration? 

Canadian immigration pointscalled a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scoreare another important component of the eligibility criteria for Canadian immigration under the Express Entry Program. 67 immigration points are a necessity to qualify for immigration and these points are generated taking into consideration a number of factors.

The maximum points for education are 25, 21 for experience, 10 for age, 10 for adaptability, and 24 for language skills. Additionally, candidates need to meet the criteria for security and a medical test in order to proceed.

Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC) awards candidates immigration points which signify their ability to adjust and thrive in Canadian society. A minimum score of 67 is needed to ascertain acceptance. If a candidate fails to meet this criterion, there is only a little chance that their application for permanent residency will be accepted.

How to calculate CRS online 

Online CRS calculating tools can be used to generate this score. These tools use a series of score based questions to produce a score and rank it in the Express Entry pool. The skills typically assessed are work experience, language ability, education, skills, among other factors.

When is Express Entry Draw?

Candidates who are deemed eligible for Canadian immigration according to all the aforementioned measures are nominated and sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA). On 6th August 2021, the latest Express Entry Draw was announced, offering 250 ITAs to candidates who met the cut off CRS score of 415.


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