Canada PR

What is Canada Permanent Residency ( Canada PR )?

A Canada permanent resident ( Canada PR ) is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. A person in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent  resident

Canada Permanent Residence Visa is one of the most Popular visa category for skilled professionals in India and abroad. It is a 5 year Permanent residency visa that provides skilled foreign workers an opportunity to work and settle in Canada.

After 3 years of stay and work on the PR card of Canada, you can change the Canadian PR status to Canadian citizenship. As a permanent residentyou may travel outside Canada after you arrive. However, you must meet certain residency obligations to maintain your status as a permanent resident. To meet these residency obligations, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) in last 5-year period.

Canada Immigration is attracting many through its Current Immigration Programs.

Benefits of Having a Canada PR?

Major benefits for those who become Canadian permanent residents:

  1.  A booming economy with lots of jobs

  2.  Excellent medical and health care treatment for free

  3.  Free high-quality education ( To All Children Under Age of 18)

  4.  A safe country with a lot of space

  5.  Social services and social security benefits

  6.  A multicultural and welcoming society

  7.  Opportunity to invite parent’s post-settlement.

What are the Requirements for PR Visa of Canada

Note:- There will be different Requirements according to different Candidates but those mentioned Below is mandatory.


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  • Education Transcripts
  • Employment Experience Letters
  • Qualifying WES Report
  • IELTS Score Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Medicals & Police Clearance Certificate
  • Proof of Identity

Other Documents that may be necessary:-

  • The Copy of the Birth Certificate for the purpose of age verification
  • The Proof of Studies both Canadian and non-Canadian education
  • The Provincial or Territorial Certificate of nomination if you manage to get a nomination for yourself
  • The Letter of Offer from the Employer in Canada if any
  • The Use of a Representative Form [IMM 5476] along with application
  • The Evidence of being spouse to someone if you are married
  • The Marriage Certificate or other certifications validating your relationship with your spouse/common-law partner/same sex partner
  • The Divorce Certificate (if divorced) or the Legal Separation Agreement (or living separately)
  • Disclosure of any dependent kid coming/ not coming with you
  • The Adoption Certificate if the kid is adopted
  • The Proof of Relationship with the relative putting up in Canada as a PR holder/citizen
  • Proof of the Status of that relative in Canada and the Residency/Citizenship Status of that Relative presently in Canada
  • Sponsorship deed if sponsored by that relative in Canada
  • Digital Photographs in the prescribed format
  • Any other ADR (Additional Documentation Requirement) as asked by CIC


Apart from Above Documents Requirements there are some eligibility criteria of minimum requirements to immigrate to Canada:

  1. You need to score 67 points out of 100 points in Federal Skilled Worker Points System.
  2. Your work occupation should be listed in Canada’s demand list.
  3. You to score good bands in the IELTS exam.
  4. You need to maintain funds in your account.
  5. You need to produce papers for your employment, Education, Language proficiency, etc.
  6. Work Experience will play Important role when Applying for Permanent Resident Visa.

You must score 67 points out of 100 to meet Canada residence Visa requirements. If you are accompanied by your spouse, his/her points will also be taken into consideration for PR application.
You may coordinate with Our Senior Immigration Consultants  for further clarification or assistance to improve your profile for Canadian Permanent resident visa.

Canada PR Process
Canada Express Entry Immigration Service

“Canada Express Entry Immigration Service “

As of January 2015, Citizenship and Canada PR Immigration(CIC) has a new electronic system called Canada express entry immigration service to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs. This system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under these programs. Potential candidates can complete an EE profile at any time. Note that there is no deadline to complete a profile and there are no caps on the number of candidates that will be accepted to the pool.
Anyone who is accepted into the EE pool could get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. Rounds of invitations to invite candidates to apply will take place regularly over the course of each year. We will only pick the top-ranking candidates no matter when they were accepted into the pool.
If you are invited to apply, you will have 60 days to submit a completed Application for Permanent Residence online. The first round of invitations took place in the last week of January 2015.


It is used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

  • the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
  • the Canadian Experience Class.

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the EE system through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market needs.
Ministerial Instructions set out the rules for governing the EE application management system.
The EE system has two steps:
Step 1:- Potential candidates complete an online EE profile
Potential candidates ( Skilled Workers etc. ) will complete an online EE profile. This is a secure form that they will use to provide information about their:

  • skills,
  • work experience,
  • language ability,
  • education, and
  • other details that will help us assess them.

Those who meet the criteria of one of the federal immigration programs listed above will be accepted into a pool of candidates.

Anyone who does not already have a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) (if you need one), or a nomination from a province or territory, must register with Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank. Job Bank will help connect EE candidates with eligible employers in Canada.
Candidates are also encouraged to promote themselves to employers in other ways, such as using job boards, recruiters etc.
In most cases when there is a job being offered to a candidate, employers will need an LMIA from ESDC. The LMIA process ensures employers have made an effort to hire Canadians for available jobs. There will be no LMIA fee for permanent resident applications.

Note: Entry into the Express Entry pool does not guarantee a candidate will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Invited candidates still have to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements under Canada’s immigration law (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act).

Step 2:- The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence
Candidates will be ranked against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points are awarded using the information in their profile.
Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply.
Candidates will be awarded points for:

  • a job offer, and/or
  • a nomination from a province or territory, and/or
  • skills and experience factors.

A candidate can get additional points for:

  • a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment, or
  • a nomination by a province or territory

These additional points will make a candidate rank high enough to be invited to apply at the next eligible round of invitations.
If someone is invited to apply, they will have 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete applications (meaning those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six months or less.

Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an EE profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool. This will prevent backlogs and ensure quick processing times.

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“Federal Skilled Worker Program”

 Federal skilled workers Program (FSWP) is one of the best immigration programs to get Canada PR in 2018. FSWP is a key category in Canada’s Express Entry Immigration System. The EE is an online point based immigration system launched by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the January 2015.
The FSWP under Express Entry Program provides the pathway to get Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) as part of Economic immigration programs of Canada. The skilled workers can apply in Federal Skilled Workers Program in 2018 to obtain Canadian permanent residency.
The FSWP of Express Entry Program is a popular Canada Immigration program designed by the government to provide permanent settlement option for people on the basis of their abilities and skills. It is a point based visa which requires you to earn or score at least 67 points to qualify based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency, etc. parameter.

“Provincial Nominee Programs” 

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to Canadian regions and domains to designate people who wish to move to Canada and who are keen on settling in a specific region. These outsiders must have what it takes, instruction and work involvement to contribute to the economy of that area or domain, and must need to live there. Each region and region has its own “streams” (migration programs that objective certain gatherings) and criteria for their PNP. For instance, in a program stream, areas and domains may target understudies, representatives, gifted laborers or semi-talented workers. If you are selected under a region or region’s Express Entry stream,

you must:

  • Meet their requirements
  • Meet the base criteria of EE To apply for the PNP you must:
  • Apply to a region or region for a nomination
  • be named by that region or region, then
  • apply to IRCC to wind up a changeless resident. Under a PNP EE stream, you should finish an Express Entry profile and demonstrate that you meet the base criteria for Express Entry.
Check Processing Times If you apply through EE  (Express Entry streams), most total applications for lasting habitation will be handled in a half year or less. Since EE is another framework, normal preparing times are not yet available. Details for every Provincial Nominee Program in Canada Find out about the Provincial Nominee Programs on offer for each partaking area and territory below.
About the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)Ontario has a standout amongst the most fluctuated and dynamic of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs. Gifted laborers, graduates, and businessmen can design their movement to Ontario. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) enables the administration of Ontario to name people for migration to Ontario. The OINP is a standout among the most shifted and dynamic of Canada’s PNP, with streams and classifications intended to welcome talented laborers, graduates, and business settle

What are the advantages of immigrating to Canada with family in 2020?

  • Canada is an immigrant-friendly country with zero discrimination against immigrants.
  • The government promised to provide equal rights, opportunities, and legal support to foreign immigrants similar to the citizens.
  • Subsidized education, medical benefits for the entire family makes the country extremely favourable for raising kids.

A  Canada Permanent Resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen and for that a Canada Permanent Resident Visa is required Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. A person in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident. Refugees who are resettled from overseas become permanent residents through the Government-Assisted Refugee Program or the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

Someone who makes a refugee claim in Canada does not become a permanent resident at that time. To become one, the Immigration and Refugee Board must first approve their claim. Then, they must apply for and get permanent resident status.

The permanent resident (PR) card

Your Permanent Resident Card (PR card) can be used to show that you have permanent resident status in Canada. If you travel outside Canada, you will need to show your card and your passport when you come back on a commercial vehicle, like an airplane, boat, train or bus.

Canada PRs traveling outside Canada who do not have a valid PR card, or who are not carrying it, need to apply for a permanent resident Card travel document before returning to Canada by commercial vehicle.

What permanent residents can do

As a permanent resident, you have the right to:

  • get most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage,
  • live, work or study anywhere in Canada,
  • apply for Canadian citizenship,
  • protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

You must pay taxes and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

What permanent residents cannot do

You are not allowed to:

  • vote or run for political office,
  • hold some jobs that need a high-level security clearance.

Time Lived in Canada

As Already discussed, To keep your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days during the last five years. These 730 days don’t need to be continuous. Some of your time abroad may count towards the 730 days. See what time abroad counts towards your permanent resident status.

To help you track your time in Canada, use a travel journal. Other ways to know how long you’ve been in Canada:

Losing your permanent resident status

You don’t lose your permanent resident status when your PR card expires. You can only lose your status if you go through an official process.

You can lose your permanent resident status if:

  • an adjudicator determines you are no longer a permanent resident after an inquiry or PRTD appeal;
  • you voluntarily renounce your permanent resident status;
  • a removal order is made against you and comes into force; or
  • you become a Canadian citizen.

Even if you don’t meet the residency obligation, you are still a PR until an official decision is made on your status.

Voluntarily giving up (renouncing) permanent resident status

Losing your permanent resident status does not happen automatically.

There may come a time when you no longer want to be a permanent resident of Canada.  If so, you can apply to voluntarily give up (renounce) your permanent resident status.

For example, if you:

  • know you have not met your residency obligations by being outside of Canada for a long period of time, and
  • would like to visit Canada, and
  • do not want to wait for a visa officer to do a formal assessment of your permanent resident status


  • would like to avoid processing delays at the Port of Entry

You may not be able to enter Canada until your permanent resident status is resolved either by receiving a permanent resident travel document or by voluntarily giving up your permanent resident status.

Migrate to Canada might proved to be one of the best decision for you because of the benefits  residency in Canada can provide you after Immigration to Canada. Immigration to Canada might seems easy for you if you will go through our latest blog which covers the praise for residency in Canada and its Quality of Life. So If you wish to migrate to Canada then 2020 can be a very good time to finalize on this decision. Canadian Government has increased the target PR applicants for this year and it might be a possibility that Canadian Government want to end this program at earliest once its Population reach a stable point. So if you plan on Migrate to Canada, This is the best time.


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Canada – Best Place to Live in 2020

Best Place to Live in the World - Canada made it again and made to Best Countries with Quality of Life.

A Proud moment for Canadian Government and its residents as for the fifth year in a row people from around the world named Canada as the top country for quality of life.

Out of all the countries surveyed and were in the list, Canada ranked number one overall for being politically stable, number two for having a good job market ( This is the main reason which will attract all the Canada PR Aspirants even more) , and number four for having a well-developed public education system. Global citizens also ranked Canada high for having a well-developed public health system. 

Having fourth well-developed public education system means a lot. This can put a contrast on how serious Canada government is about education system in the Country. For Canada Visa Aspirants, This is the best time to Apply for a Study Visa and to Visit the country.

The 2020 Best Countries rankings were conducted by U.S. News & World Report. A total of 20,548 people from 36 countries were surveyed on their perceptions of 73 countries. Countries were assessed in nine different categories that were weighted to produce an overall score:

  1. Quality of Life
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Adventure
  4. Citizenship
  5. Cultural Influence
  6. Heritage
  7. Movers
  8. Open for Business
  9. Power

Canada came in second place overall, falling behind Switzerland, which came in first overall but did not place on top in any one category.

In the “Citizenship” category, Canada placed second behind Sweden. Countries that scored high in this section were perceived to care about human rights, the environment, gender equality, and religious freedom. They were also seen as progressive, as respecting property rights, being trustworthy, and having well-distributed political power.

In the “Open for Business” category, Canada finished third behind Luxembourg and Switzerland. Business and Human Rights played a big role for Canada to be One of the Best Place to Live in the World but that is not all, Canada’s community are very welcoming and considered to be one of the most polite country in the world. This category is for countries that are perceived to be “business-friendly”. Countries were assessed based on their level of bureaucracy, manufacturing costs, corruption, tax environment and government practices. Canada ranked high for scoring zero out of 10 for perceived level of corruption and a perfect “10” for transparent government.

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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program 2020

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Issued another 249 Candidates

The new year welcomes another 249 Invitations under Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. Recently, Manitoba has Issued another 249 invitations to immigration candidates with Expression of Interest profiles.
Manitoba in total has issued 435 invitations to apply for provincial nominations this month, which in itself is a piece of very good news for Canada immigration Aspirants.

Manitoba Draw 81 Skilled workers both in Manitoba and abroad, in which international student graduates were also invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 17.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 249 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to candidates in the following three streams:

  •  Skilled Workers in Manitoba
  •  Skilled Workers Overseas and
  •  International Education Stream.

Invitations were distributed as follows:

  • Skilled Workers in Manitoba – 192
  • Skilled Workers Overseas – 34
  • International Education Stream – 23

This was Manitoba’s 81st draw since the program began in April 2014. Sounds Amazing?

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Invitations to Express Entry candidates

A total of the 249 invitations issued in Manitoba’s latest draw, 22 went to candidates in the Express Entry pool.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main Economic-Class immigration categories:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  •  Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
  •  Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates are given a score based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that measures human capital factors such as:-

  1.  Age,
  2.  Work experience,
  3.  Education, and
  4.  Language ability.

The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 CRS points as this applies for all the PNP programs, Which effectively guarantee an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

If you want to be considered for a provincial nomination from Manitoba, Express Entry candidates must have eligible work experience in one of Manitoba’s in-demand occupations, among all the other requirements.

They must also submit a separate Expression of Interest to the MPNP.

Expression of Interest

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Manitoba through both the Skilled Worker in Manitoba and Skilled Worker Overseas categories. Candidates need to register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is an online profile that is ranked out of a score of 1,000. Points are awarded for a candidate’s:-
-> Education,
-> Work experience,
-> Connections to Manitoba and
-> Proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

A determined number of the highest-scoring candidates receive an LAA, allowing them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence from Manitoba.

In the latest draw, the lowest-ranked candidate invited under the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Stream had a score of 545. which is quite less if we think so.

The lowest-ranked candidate invited from the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream had a score of 708.

Skilled Worker Overseas and Skilled Worker in Manitoba

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP’s) Skilled Worker Overseas Category allows the MPNP to select and nominate skilled foreign workers who can help support Manitoba’s labor market.

Candidates must have an established connection to Manitoba such as close family or friends, previous education or work experience in the province, or an invitation through one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives, among all the other requirements.

It is not mandatory to be in Manitoba at the time of application in order to qualify.

The 34 candidates invited through the Skilled Worker Overseas Stream were invited directly by the MPNP under a Strategic Recruitment Initiative.

Those Candidates who are invited through the Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category must be working in Manitoba and have a full-time, permanent job offer from their employer, among other criteria.
International Education Stream.

Manitoba graduates with in-demand skills may be invited under the International Education Stream.

This stream includes three sub-categories:
-> Career Employment Pathway,
-> Graduate Internship Pathway, and
-> the Student Entrepreneur Pathway.

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Australia PR 2020

Australia PR 2020

Australia PR 2020 - Latest Changes and updates in Australia PR Process


Are you Looking for Australia PR 2020 Upcoming Updates ? Are you prepared for the Australian Immigration changes in 2020? Many changes were introduced to the Australian Skilled (GSM) , Employer Sponsored visas (ENS) and Family Visa Program last year. We look at what is planned for 2020 in Australian Immigration.

Australian Associated Press published an article which included the following: Migrants allowed to live and work in Australia if the invest at least $1.5 million could soon need to spend more money. The Morrison government is looking at increasing the investment thresholds for business innovation and investment visas. Encouraging more investment in regional areas will be a key priority. The government is also looking to “streamline” the program, which currently includes three visas and nine visa streams.

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Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Review for Australia PR 2020 – This does not represent a decision of Government.

OccupationANZSCO CodeVisaListAssessing Authority

These are some of the examples of occupation accepted in Australia for Australia PR Process. To know If You Qualify for Australia PR Please Give us a Call or mail us to get your free Evaluation.

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ANZSCOAustralian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
STSOLShort Term Skilled Occupation List
MLTSSLMedium Long Term Strategic Skills List
ROLRegional Occupation List

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Review

This does not represent a decision of Government.

Please note: This Traffic Light Bulletin contains all occupations flagged for a change to their status and/or recommended for a salary caveat. If an occupation does not appear on the Traffic Light Bulletin then no change is proposed to the current status of that occupation. Stakeholders may make a submission in relation to any occupation, even if no change is proposed at this time.

REDFlagged for removal from the lists
ORANGEFlagged for movement between lists – direction of movement is indicated in the Recommended Status column
GREENFlagged for addition to the lists
ANZSCO codeOccupation NameCurrent Status on SMOLsRecommended Status for Traffic Light Bulletin
1272111Careers CounsellorSTSOLOFF (RED)
2324212Vehicle TrimmerSTSOLOFF (RED)
3342311Business Machine MechanicSTSOLOFF (RED)
4361199Animal Attendants and Trainers necSTSOLOFF (RED)
5362211Gardener (General)STSOLOFF (RED)
6391111HairdresserSTSOLOFF (RED)
7394213Wood MachinistSTSOLOFF (RED)
8411611Massage TherapistSTSOLOFF (RED)
9411711Community WorkerSTSOLOFF (RED)
10452311Diving Instructor (Open Water)STSOLOFF (RED)
11452312Gymnastics Coach or InstructorSTSOLOFF (RED)
12321111Automotive ElectricianMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
13321213Motorcycle MechanicMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
14323313LocksmithMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
15332211Painting Trades WorkerMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
17333411Wall and Floor TilerMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
18394111CabinetmakerMLTSSLSTSOL (ORANGE)
19142115Post Office ManagerROLSTSOL (ORANGE)
20312511Mechanical Engineering DraftspersonROLSTSOL (ORANGE)
21612115Real Estate RepresentativeROLSTSOL (ORANGE)
22234411GeologistSTSOLROL (ORANGE)
23131112Sales and Marketing ManagerSTSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $120,000) (ORANGE)
24135112ICT Project Manager
(includes Blockchain Planner/Manager)
STSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $120,000) (ORANGE)
25224999Information and Organisation Professionals nec
(includes Data Scientist)
STSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $90,000) (ORANGE)
26599612Insurance Loss AdjusterSTSOLMLTSSL (with salary caveat of $80,000) (ORANGE)
27133612Procurement ManagerROLMLTSSL (ORANGE)
28231213Ship’s MasterROLMLTSSL (ORANGE)
29221212Corporate TreasurerOFFSTSOL (GREEN)
30423111Aged or Disabled CarerOFFSTSOL (with mandatory skills assessment) (GREEN)
31423312Nursing Support WorkerOFFSTSOL (with mandatory skills assessment) (GREEN)
32423313Personal Care AssistantOFFSTSOL (with mandatory skills assessment) (GREEN)


Occupations that are staying on their current list but have been recommended for a salary caveat
 ANZSCO codeOccupation NameCurrent Status on SMOLsSalary caveat
33121321Poultry FarmerSTSOLSalary caveat of $65,000
34351111BakerSTSOLSalary caveat of $65,000
35351112PastrycookSTSOLSalary caveat of $65,000
36361112Horse TrainerMLTSSLSalary caveat of $65,000
37323212Fitter and TurnerMLTSSLSalary caveat of $65,000
38452499Sportspersons necSTSOLSalary caveat of $120,000

New Regional Visas with PR pathways

The Australian government announced 2 new regional visas and made changes to the points test which became available from November 2019.

Australia PR 2020

The two new regional (provisional) visas are:

Extra 1 or 2 year visa for international graduates from regional institutions

The Department of Home Affairs has announced a new initiative for an additional Temporary Graduate visa with an extra one or two year of post-study work rights for international students who:

  • graduate from the regional campus of a registered university or institution with a higher education or postgraduate qualification; and
  • maintain ongoing residence in a regional area while holding their first Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

The second Temporary Graduate visa will require ongoing residence in a regional area.

The definition of regional Australia for this purpose will be the same as the definition for skilled migration – all of Australia excluding Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Important change: Perth and Gold Coast are classified as regional areas.


Global Talent – Employer Sponsored program (GTES) and Independent program (GTIS)

The Department of Home Affairs announced it will make the Global Talent program (Employer Sponsored) permanent to attract the world’s best and brightest. Australian businesses and start-ups will have streamlined access to the best and brightest talent from around the world with the continuation of the Global Talent – Employer Sponsored program (GTES), formerly the Global Talent Scheme.

The Government recognises there is fierce competition globally for high-tech skills and talent, and that attracting these people helps to transfer skills to Australian workers and grow Australian-based businesses – Australia PR 2020

The Global Talent Scheme will consist of two components. Established businesses with an annual turnover of more than $4 million and the start up stream explained below.

The Department also announced the the Global Talent – Independent program offers a streamlined, priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to work and live permanently in Australia.

VETASSESS changes can be seen here.

Courses with good PR prospects in 2020

Australia is a top destination for students mainly because of  stable and open economy, attractive career choices and universities, highly rated infrastructure, multicultural society and beautiful landscapes and English language.

International students aiming to study, work and live in Australia after their studies should firstly apply for a Australia Student Visa to come and study in Australia. After 2 years of studies in Australian universities/ Vocational schools/ colleges offering higher education (and CRICOS approved), an international student could be eligible to apply for an Australian post study work visas under subclass 485. An Australian post study work visa may issued for varied time periods depending on your qualification.

The student can then look for a permanent residency pathway in Australia if they meet the points test and other eligibility criteria.  Alternatively if they have an employer willing to sponsor them for a TSS visa or the permanent ENS 186/RSMS 187 visa. If applying through General Skilled Migration, the applicant must have a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority and have an occupation that is listed as eligible for the visa type.

An important thing to note here is, your study area and your nominated occupation must match even though in some cases relevant work experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Please note that the occupations list changes often and according to the needs of the economy and labour market.

Planning the permanent Migration Program for 2020

Australia’s Migration Program settings are designed to ensure that migration is beneficial for the current and future economic and social development of Australia. The Migration Program is currently planned and managed annually, with the Program set at an annual planning ceiling of 160,000 places for four years from 2019-20.

The permanent Migration Program consists of three streams:

  • Skill stream improves the productive capacity of the economy and fills skill shortages in the labour market, including those in regional
  • Family stream allows Australian citizens and permanent residents to reunite with close family members, including partners, and certain dependent
  • Special Eligibility stream provides visas for those in special circumstances that are not provided for in other streams, including former residents, and visas granted under Ministerial
  • Child category allows parents to sponsor their child who is outside Australia to come to Australia. 

Changes to the 2019-20 Migration Program settings provided a greater focus on allocating more places to the State/Territory Nominated and Employer Sponsored visa categories, including setting aside 25,000 dedicated places for regional Australia. To support this, the Government introduced two new skilled regional provisional visas (491 and 494 visa), that commenced on 16 November 2019, which encourage migrants to live and work in regional areas.

Migration Program 2019-20 Planning Ceilings




Planning Ceilings

Skill Stream
Employer Sponsored30,000
Skilled Independent16,652
State/Territory Nominated24,968

Regional Category

Skilled – Employer Sponsored Regional- 494 visa

Skilled – Work Regional- 491 visa



Business Innovation and Investment Program6,862
Global Talent Program5,000
Distinguished Talent200
Skill Total108,682
Family Stream
Other Family562
Family total47,732
Special Eligibility236
Total Migration Program156,650
Child (outside the Migration Program ceiling)3,350
Total permanent migration places160,000
Australia relaxes English requirement for migrant farm workers, offers pathway to permanent residency – Australia PR 2020

Horticulture farmers around Australia will now receive more support to resolve labour shortages with the signing of a new Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement. The new agreement means horticulture growers will have access to a skilled and semi-skilled workforce to help deliver the fruit and vegetables enjoyed by all Australians. The Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement follows the success of labour agreements in other industries such as the dairy, meat and pork industry.

The HILA will allow Australian businesses in the industry to sponsor overseas workers across 31 occupations, and provides concessions to standard skilled visa requirements.

Australia PR 2020

Key features include:

  • additional occupations not on existing Skilled Occupation Lists
  • salary concession (10 per cent discount on the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold, currently $53,900 per annum)
  • age concession (up to 50 years of age)
  • English language concession
  • pathway to permanent residence

While the HILA is not a new visa product it will complement existing temporary and permanent migration programs to support regional horticulture employers and communities, including the Working Holiday Maker Program, Seasonal Worker Program, the Pacific Labour Scheme and Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs). Australia PR 2020

A full summary of approved occupations, terms and available concessions are available, see New Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement.

Australia PR 2020

From 1 January 2020 , horticultural employers will be able to access the conditions under the Industry Horticulture Labour Agreement by lodging a Labour Agreement Request

Australia PR 2020

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Alberta Immigrant nominee program

Latest Express Entry draw of 2020

Latest Express Entry draw of 2020

Latest Express Entry draw of 2020 has issued 3,400 invitations to apply for permanent residence

Minimum CRS score in the latest draw rises to 473

Canada’s Latest Express Entry draw of 2020 has issued around 3,400 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The fact that the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an invitation in the January 8 draw was 473 could be due to the total of 20 days elapsed between these successive invitation rounds.

We are aware that the Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers, The other one comprises of the PNP’s (Provincial Nominee Program).
It was first introduced in 2015 to manage the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s three federal high-skilled immigration programs

  1. The Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class, and
  3. Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates who apply for each program are issued a score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which awards points for factors such as

  • age,
  • education,
  •  skilled work experience and
  • proficiency in English or French.

As we are aware that a job offer is not required to be eligible under the Express Entry system, the CRS does award additional points to candidates who have one.

An already determined number of the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITA) through regular draws from the pool, which typically take place every two weeks.

The Government of Canada has a defined processing standard of six months for permanent residence applications filed through the Express Entry system.

As it was announced at the end of the year 2019 Canada has higher admissions targets for 2020 and 2021 for the various programs managed by the Express Entry system. You can check our last blog for more information.

The target for new Canada permanent resident (PR) admissions through the three federal high-skilled programs is slated to rise to 85,800 this year and 88,800 in 2021.

The Other major Source of Canada skilled foreign workers which are PNP’s, It is told that the target for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a portion of which is also managed by the Express Entry system, is set to rise to 67,800 in 2020 and 71,300 in 2021.

Nine Canadian provinces and two territories have what is known as “enhanced” PNP streams that are linked to the Express Entry system.

These streams — many of which have lower or even no CRS score requirement — allow participating provinces and territories to select Express Entry candidates and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

We are Aware that Express Entry candidates who obtain a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an ITA.

Today’s draw was slightly larger than the previous invitation round held on December 19, which issued 3,200 ITAs. The minimum CRS score was also up compared to the December 19 draw, which had a cut-off score of 469.

The higher minimum score in today’s draw could be explained by the fact a total of 20 days elapsed between these invitation rounds. When more than two weeks pass between draws, the minimum score tends to rise.

The Government Council of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie-break time and date of December 27, 2019, in this draw. This Applies that all candidates with a score of 473 who submitted their profile before this date and time will receive an ITA on 8th Jan 2019.

How to get an Invitation?

The following are some examples scenarios of candidates who would have obtained an ITA in today’s draw: By Analysing it we can determine what Canada Express Entry 2020 Can Promise in the future.

Suppose you are a 30-years-old, you hold a master’s degree, and have been working in one of the fields which are listed in Canada NOC list for three years. You wrote your IELTS and scored an 8 in each category. While you have never worked or studied in Canada, Your CRS Score of 473 would have been high enough for you to obtain an ITA in the January 8 Express Entry draw.

Another Scenario Could be,

You and Your Partner are married and are 34 and 29-years-old respectively. You Both hold a bachelor’s degree, speak French at an advanced level, and have been working as accountants for four years. While neither has ever worked or studied in Canada, Your Wife has a sister who is a Canadian permanent resident residing in Ontario. You have entered the pool with Your wife as the principal applicant and your CRS score of 473 would have been high enough to obtain an ITA during the January 8 Express Entry draw.

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Canada Immigration 2020

Canada Immigration in 2020

Phoenix GRS Wish you a Very Happy New year 2020.

Canada Immigration 2020 – Latest Updates and Canada PR requirements

Our Team Recently recieved new updates on Canada Immigration 2020 which we will be sharing with our Readers in This Post. Another Year Awaits great opportunities for Canada PR Aspirants. This Year will allow new Canadians to arrive through Canada’s various immigration programs during new decade and several expected policy updates will help to pave the way in 2020.

There are some important and notable developments that we can expect over the next 12 months both in Canada and beyond that could help shape the future of Canadian immigration policy.

There is News that  Canada Immigration 2020 – 2022 Levels Plan will be announced by March

By March, Canada New Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, should be in a position to table the 2019 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration. You will be Aware that Annual report is usually released by November 1 each year, but this was delayed because of the federal election on October 21.

This report is Crucial because it can give us some insights into the federal government’s immigration priorities. Perhaps its most notable aspect will be Canada’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. We already know the federal government’s immigration targets for 2020 (341,000 newcomers) and 2021 (350,000 newcomers) Which are Big Numbers but number of Canada PR Aspirants are also very high. As outlined in Minister Mendicino’s Mandate Letter, we should expect a modest increase to the 2022 target that, based on current trends, could be in the Neighborhood of 360,000 immigrants.

There can also be changes in Canada Immigration 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program which is expected by April at the latest

Our Expectations will be that the federal government can announce their intake process plans for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) by April 2020 at the latest. As we are aware, Earlier the federal government has an annual target of welcoming about 21,000 immigrants under the PGP, It is obvious that managing the intake process has proven challenging for many years now given demand far exceeds the number of aspirants in comparison to available immigration spots. It is likely that the federal government will roll out a new process that seeks to avoid previous intake process shortcomings.

Canada’s province of Ottawa is also committed to regionalization is undeniable

Under the 2019-2021 Immigration Levels Plan, Canada will look to welcome 67,800 immigrants (principal applicants, spouses, and dependents) through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the next year, which is an increase of 11 per cent compared with 2019.

Not only are provinces and territories seeking to attract more immigrants through the PNP, but they are also looking to steer more of them beyond their biggest cities. Most provinces and territories see at least 80 per cent of their immigrants settle in the largest municipalities, which comes at the expense of efforts to promote economic development in smaller cities and rural communities. To counter this, a number of provinces and territories have introduced regional PNP streams. For instance, Ontario recently selected three communities to take part in its new Regional Immigration Pilot.

The federal government is complementing the PNP with additional efforts to promote a broader distribution of immigrants across Canada (a policy known as “regionalization”).

In 2017, it launched the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, which has enabled the four Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick to welcome more than 4,000 more immigrants. Based on the minister’s Mandate Letter, we can expect the AIP to become a permanent program in short order.

In 2019, the federal government launched the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) that will ramp up in 2020 as 11 designated communities across Canada begin to recruit newcomers through the pilot.

The minister’s mandate also entails the launch of a new Municipal Nominee Program. Details are not yet available, but it is reasonable to expect it to operate in a similar fashion to the RNIP whereby designated municipalities will be able to recruit newcomers who meet their labour market needs. The mandate also indicates the federal government will launch an additional pilot to promote more immigration to rural communities.

A noteworthy observation regarding these various programs is the federal government has now opted to provide provinces, territories, and communities across Canada with just over 50 per cent of Economic Class selection powers. This is a recent development and underscores the federal government’s commitment to ensuring the benefits of immigration are spread more equitably across the country.

Over the last few years, Economic Class selection powers have been split 50-50. Prior to the launch of the PNP in 1998, the federal government selected nearly 90 per cent of all economic class immigrants to Canada, with Quebec selecting the remaining 10 per cent.

Will citizenship fees be waived in 2020?

Eliminating citizenship fees is also part of Mendicino’s Mandate Letter. The current cost of becoming a citizen is $630 per adult, which some have argued is prohibitively high for low-income individuals and families. It is unknown when the fees will be waived, but we can expect the citizenship uptake rate to temporarily stagnate or decline as eligible immigrants make the rational decision to wait for this policy to be implemented. When it does come into effect, citizenship rates could increase by about 40 per cent by 2024.

Watch out for Great Britain and the United States
It is clear that 2020 will be yet another eventful year in Canada’s immigration system.

In addition to federal as well as PNP developments, we can expect Quebec to continue to reform its immigration programs—for instance, in late 2019, the province announced major changes to its popular Quebec Experience Program (which it then reversed) and Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.

We should also be mindful of immigration policy developments outside of Canada.

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