What is the best way to apply for Permanent Residency?
Are you considering moving to Canada in the future? Have you started looking into how this could be done, and come to the realization it feels like there are a million ways to become a permanent resident of Canada, so you now have no idea where to even begin? This is the case for many individuals who wish to become permanent residents of Canada. It is VERY hard to know what route to take to apply for permanent residency. Though, the most important thing to know is the best route for you may not be the best route for someone else. The best place to start is by assessing your own specific circumstances to determine which path to permanent residency is the most applicable for you. Therefore, if you are married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you’ll probably want to consider spousal sponsorship as your path to permanent residency. In other cases, you may assess your skills and qualifications to engage in the Canadian working economy, and see that you are in fact an asset to the Canadian economy. If this is the case, you could be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the express entry program. In this article, we will focus on the ways an individual can qualify and apply for permanent residency under the express entry program.
What is Express Entry?
Since 2015, the Canadian government has made it a priority to use immigration as a tool to help balance the Canadian economy. Therefore, the express entry program was introduced as a way to allow qualified applicants to apply online by uploading a profile of their skills, abilities and work experience to a Canadian database which is accessible to immigration officers. Profiles are assessed, and candidates who are considered an asset to the Canadian economy will receive an invitation to apply. Therefore, once you receive an invitation to apply, you have 90 days to complete and submit an application for permanent residence.