After acquiring study in Canada, it is most likely that students become accustomed to the trends and lifestyle of Canada and are unwilling to return back to their home country. It is no longer a matter of concern, neither for the international students nor for the Canadian Government as in modern globalised world the nations are following a perspective of global unity and appreciate achievement of common objectives by overlooking community differences.
Canada is a developed country with bilingual and multiculturalism imbued in its roots. The country is welcoming towards people of different nationalities and allows them to settle down in the country with all the rights that are available to a Canadian citizen. Now, let us understand how international students can acquire PR in Canada.
There is a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) under which score and ranking is provided to the candidates on the basis of personal information they provide. The interested candidates are required to apply through a formal ‘Expression of Interest’ and for that they need to create an online Express Entry Profile.
Canadian Experience Class – The candidates who have at least one year of skilled work experience in Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Type A (Professional Occupations) and Skill Type B (Technical Occupations) can apply for PR in Canada. The candidate should have been paid for the work experience and meet the language eligibility requirements.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program – Under this, only the candidates who have acquired an Offer Letter from an Opportunities Ontario Approved Employer in Ontario region and that too within Skill Type A, O & B are nominated by Ontario province for PR in Canada. There are several categories within the nomination program and one such category is international students’ category. The students with a degree or diploma from an eligible educational institution fall under this category.
The students can earn PR under any of the above mentioned options as per eligibility. For all the candidates who want to acquire PR in Canada must achieve at least minimum score in Comprehensive Ranking System. The System allows score on the basis of performance in several factors which are explained below.
- Age – The students below 18 years of age get zero score. For the age group 18-30 years; score granted is between 99 and 105. For the age group 31-40 years; the score provided is between 50 and 99. With the rise in age subsequent to 31 years, the score goes on reducing.
- Level of education – For senior secondary education; 30 points. For one year post secondary program and 2-years post secondary program; 90 and 98 points respectively. For 3 years post secondary program; 120 points. Master’s or professional program; 135 points and for doctoral program; 150 points.
- Canadian Language Benchmark – Canada has two official languages – English and French. The international students are required to attain fluency in communication so as to acquire PR in Canada. For CLB 4 and 5 -> 6 points are granted. For CLB 6 -> the candidate gets 9 points. For CLB 7, 8, 9 and 10 or higher –> the points granted are 17, 23, 31 and 34 respectively.
- Work Experience in Canada – The students with one year work experience get 40 points. The students with 2, 3, 4 and 5 or more years of work experience get 53, 64, 72 and 80 points respectively.
Apart from these, there are additional points for candidates performing well in two areas. At the most, 50 points are given for each combination of two well performing factors. Hence, it is a progressive system and easy to follow. For any kind of information regarding study in Canada, the students can seek advice from West Highlander Consultancy. West Highlander is a renowned name in Immigration industry in Chandigarh region. Contact no. – 9915999677, 9915999766.