Multicultural Canada is one of the world's best destinations for migrants. Its cosmopolitan cities, a stable economy, and high quality of life make it one of the best countries to live in. Canada also has a huge demand for migrants and has opened its doors to individuals with the skills and talent to give it a global edge. As India’s #1 immigration consultant Beabroad has the experience and credibility to help you with your Canada immigration process.WHY MIGRATE TO CANADA?

Huge demand for skilled immigrant talent
Less rigorous immigration process compared to other English speaking nations
Free healthcare and education for permanent residents
Safe, comfortable country with welcoming people
Vibrant cities that are home to migrants from multiple countries


Canada has one of the world’s most forward-thinking immigration programs. There are multiple programs by which one can apply to migrate to Canada. These include:

  • Migration to Canada through Express Entry program
  • Migrate to Canada through the Quebec Selected Workers Program
  • Migrate to Canada through Provincial Nominee Program
  • Migrate to Canada as an Entrepreneur/self-employed person
  • Migration to Canada for family
  • Migrate to Canada as an Investor

The list of programs is dynamic and can change at any point in time. Each of these programs comes with its own set of application criteria and is designed for different types of applicants. Beabroad helps applicants in making the right decision to migrate to Canada by helping them choose the right program and assisting them throughout their migration program. Our experienced counselors will be with you at every step of the way as you plan and navigate your migration journey.

Express Entry Program:

The Express Entry program is one of the most popular ways to migrate to Canada. It was the first immigration program to use skills and points to assess the eligibility of individuals wishing to migrate.

The visa processing time under this program can extend up to six months or less.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP):

If you opt for the PNP to apply for your PR visa, these are the steps:

  • You must apply in the province or region where you desire to settle.
  • You could be nominated by the province to apply for a PR visa if your profile meets the eligibility criteria.
  • You can apply for your PR visa after you are nominated by a province.


While each program to migrate to Canada has different criteria, there are a few things in common. Canadian immigration officials will typically assess migration applications based on:

Educational profile
Professional profile
Your IELTS score
French language skills if migrating to Quebec
References & legal documentation
Canadian employment documentation
This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change. Talk to a Beabroad counselor to assess your eligibility and increase your chances of migrating to Canada.


Federal Skilled Worker Program Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Trades Program
Eligibility Criteria:
Language skills: ✓CLB 7 ✓CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A ✓CLB 5 for speaking and listening
(English or French skills) ✓CLB 5 if your NOC is B ✓CLB 4 for reading and writing
Work Experience: (Type/Level &Amount) - ✓Canadian Experience in NOCs ✓Canadian Experience in a skilled trade
✓One year continuous within the last 10 years ✓One year in Canada in the last 3 years ✓Two years within last 5 years
Job offer: Selection criteria (FSW) points for a job offer. Not Applicable A full-time job offer for at least 1 year
Extra points for your post-secondary education.
Secondary education is required. Not Applicable Not Applicable
IRCC Time Lines: ECA Credential Assessment: Upon submission of documents to designated authorities 8 to 20 weeks.
Express Entry Profile: Express Entry Profile is valid for 1 year from the date of submission.
PR Application: Upon receiving ITA client must submit supporting documents within 60 days.
PR Visa: Upon submission of PR application the visa processing time is 6 months.
PR Visa: PR visa is valid for 5 years.


Phase Process Description Designated Authority TAT (Turn Around Time) Fees Applicable
Phase 1 Step 1 An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify your foreign education is valid and equal to a completed credential in Canada. It is valid for 5 years. WES 6-8 Weeks CAD$305
[CAD$ 220 for report + CAD$ 85 for international courier]
IQAS 20 Weeks CAD$ 275
[CAD$ 200 for report + CAD$ 75 for international courier]
ICAS 20 Weeks CAD$ 285
[CAD$ 200 for report + CAD$ 85 for international courier]
ICES 8 – 10 Weeks CAD$ 275
[CAD$ 200 for report + CAD$ 75 for international courier]
CES 12 Weeks CAD$ 210 + CAD$ 102 for Courier
MCC (Doctors) 15 Weeks CAD$ 285 Fee + CAD$ 165 SVR + CAD$ 111 for ECA
PEBC (Pharmacists) 15 Weeks CAD$ 325 Fee + CAD$ 675 Evaluation
Step 2 English or French Language Test IELTS /CELPIP /TEF Within 4 weeks IELTS: INR 14,000
CELPIP: INR 10,845 [plus taxes]
TEF: variable
Phase 2 Step 1 EOI – Expression Of Interest IRCC Your Profile will be valid for 12 months. No Fee
Step 2 PNP – Provincial Nomination Program Provincial Authorities Varies based on Provinces. Varies based on Provinces.
Phase 3 Step 1 Invitation To Apply – ITA Main Applicant + Spouse + Children 60 Days Application Fees per Applicant – CAD$ 825
RPRF Fees for Applicant & Spouse – CAD$ 500
Biometrics – CAD$ 85 per person
Medical Fee – As applicable

Note: Table last updated on 5th Feb 2021

Disclaimer: For IELTS/CELPIP fees may change without prior notice.


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Accountant $63,000 to $75,000
Engineering Project Manager $74,000 to $92,000
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IT Project Manager $92,000 to $114,000
Account Manager $75,000 to $92,000
Software Engineer $83,000 to $99,000
Human Resources $59,000 to $71,000
Customer Service Representative $37,000 to $43,000
Administrative Assistant $37,000 to $46,000

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