Canada PR Visa: Eligibility, Requirements, Costs from India | Apply in 3 Steps (2023)

Discover how to apply for Canada PR Visa from India in 2023. Learn about eligibility, requirements, and costs. Explore your options for permanent residency and immigration in Canada in just 3 simple steps.

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What is Canada PR Visa?

  • Canada Permanent Resident Visa grants PR status in Canada.

  • Valid for 5 years, allowing candidates to live, study, and work freely.

  • Eligible PR holders can apply for Canadian Citizenship.

Why apply for Canada Permanent Residency Visa?

  • High demand for workers:

1M+ jobs open for 100+ days.

  • Better income:

Earn 5-8x your current salary.

  • Healthcare & Education:

Access to universal healthcare & free education for kids.

  • Retirement benefits:

Secure your future.

  • Citizenship path:

The easiest way to become a Canadian citizen.

Canada PR Eligibility:

1. 67 points in Canada Points Grid: 

Meet the minimum score based on factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency, etc.

Check your eligiblity using this Canada's 67 Points Calculator.

2. Age below 40 years: 

Be under 40 years old to maximize points for age.

3. IELTS / PTE Score: 

Demonstrate English or French language proficiency through standardized tests.

4. Educational Credential Assessment: 

Get foreign education credentials assessed to ensure they meet Canadian standards.

5. Proof of Funds: 

Show sufficient funds to support yourself and your family in Canada.

6. Job offer in Canada (optional): 

While not mandatory, a job offer may earn additional points.

Planning to get a job in Canada? Read this guide on how to get job in Canada from India in 7 steps.

Canada PR Requirements:

  1. Age:

18-35 years get max points. Max age to qualify is 45.

2. Education:

Equal to Canadian high school education.

3. Work Experience:

Min 1 year full-time in NOC Skill Type 0/A/B.

4. Language Ability:

IELTS 6 bands (less than 2 years old), extra points for French.

5. Adaptability:

The spouse's willingness adds 10 points.

6. Arranged Employment:

 An offer from a Canadian employer adds up to 10 points.

To apply for Canada PR through the PNP program, you need a connection to the province (work/study/job offer). Score at least 67 points in the above factors. Age, education, language, work experience, adaptability, and a job offer are crucial for eligibility.

How to get Canada PR (for Indians):

  1. Language Proficiency:

Take IELTS and possibly a French test, and meet the required scores.

2. Choose an Immigration Program:

Submit an application based on the selected program.

3. Document Submission:

Provide genuine documents, and authenticate education and work experience.

4. Proof of Funds:

Gather required funds proof, complete medical checkup, and police verification.

5. Application Examination:

The immigration officer reviews your documents and provides additional info if needed.

6. PR Confirmation:

Receive PR status and COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) card.

7. Apply for a PR Card:

Obtain a PR card and prepare for your move to Canada.

Canada PR via Express Entry:

  • Points-based selection system for skilled workers.

  • Consists of three sub-categories: FSWP, FSTP, and CEC.

  • FSWP for overseas skilled workers to settle in Canada.

  • Introduced in 2015 to attract and retain skilled talent.

Canada PR via PNP:

  • 80 Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) with individual eligibility criteria.

  • PNPs help provinces address labour shortages and fill in-demand jobs.

  • Most PNPs require a connection to the province (work/study/job offer).

  • Some PNPs allow direct application without a prior province connection.

  • Popular PNPs: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia.

Job in demand for Indians and their salary ranges.

Canada has 1 million jobs for skilled professionals. Top in-demand occupations and average salary ranges are as follows:


Salary Range (CAD)

Salary Range (INR Approx.)

Sales Representative

$52,000 to $64,000

₹3,235,000 to ₹3,984,000


$63,000 to $75,000

₹3,919,750 to ₹4,668,750

Engineering Project Manager

$74,000 to $92,000

₹4,601,500 to ₹5,721,000

Business Analyst

$73,000 to $87,000

₹4,530,750 to ₹5,414,750

IT Project Manager

$92,000 to $114,000

₹5,721,000 to ₹7,089,000

Account Manager

$75,000 to $92,000

₹4,668,750 to ₹5,721,000

Software Engineer

$83,000 to $99,000

₹5,153,250 to ₹6,146,750

Human Resources

$59,000 to $71,000

₹3,668,750 to ₹4,419,750

Customer Service Rep.

$37,000 to $43,000

₹2,298,250 to ₹2,674,750

Administrative Assistant

$37,000 to $46,000

₹2,298,250 to ₹2,858,500

Please note that these salary ranges are approximate and may vary depending on various factors. The conversion rate used is 1 CAD = 62.25 INR as of July 2023.

IT Jobs in demand in Canada.

These IT jobs are in high demand under Express Entry for foreign workers in Canada.

IT Job

NOC Code


NOC 21232

IT Project Manager

NOC 21311

Business System Analyst/Administrator

NOC 21221

Data Analyst/Scientist

NOC 21223

Quality Assurance Analyst

NOC 21222

Security Analyst/Architect

NOC 21220

Cloud Architect

NOC 20012

Network Engineer

NOC 22220


Total Cost for Canada PR from India:

Single applicant: 2,500 CAD - 3,000 CAD (₹1,55,000 - ₹1,86,750 in Indian rupees)

Couple (no kids): 4,680 CAD (₹2,91,150 Indian Rupees)

Couple (one kid): 5,285 CAD (₹3,32,100 Indian rupees)

Includes application fees, medical exams, language tests, ECA, PCC, etc.


The below table gives the breakdown of costs for Canada PR from India In Indian rupees.



Single (CAD)

Couple with NO kids (CAD)

Couple with ONE kid (CAD)

Single (INR Approx.)

Couple with NO kids (INR Approx.)

Couple with ONE kid (INR Approx.)

Application Processing Fee

850 CAD

1,700 CAD

1,930 CAD




Right of Permanent Residence Fee

515 CAD

1,030 CAD

1,030 CAD




Educational Credential Assessment

300 CAD

600 CAD

600 CAD




Language test

300 CAD

600 CAD

600 CAD




Medical exam

200 CAD

400 CAD

600 CAD




Other expenses

175 CAD

350 CAD

525 CAD





2,340 CAD

4,680 CAD

5,285 CAD





Please note that the conversion rate used is 1 CAD = 62.25 INR as of July 2023. The total cost may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates and specific fees.

Proof of Funds for Canada PR:

Candidates must show settlement funds to support themselves and their dependents until they earn income in Canada. Letters from banks confirming the funds are required. The required amount varies based on the number of family members.

Here's the table with the funds required for Canada PR in both CAD and INR:

Number of Family Members

Funds Required (CAD)

Funds Required (INR Approx.)


CAD 13,757



CAD 17,127



CAD 21,055



CAD 25,564



CAD 28,994



CAD 32,700



CAD 36,407


More than 7

CAD 3,706


Canada PR Processing Time:

  • General processing time: 6 to 8 months.

  • CEC program: 3 to 4 months.

  • Express Entry: Apply within 90 days of receiving an invitation.

Latest Canada PR News;

Date: Octomber 5, 2023

Latest Express Entry draw 2023

  • Invitation Round - #267

  • Type of Draw: category-based (Transport occupations)
  • Express Entry Latest Draw Date and time - September 28, 2023

  • Number of Invitations - 600

  • Lowest CRS score - 354

Know about the next expected canada express entry draw date in 2023.

Date: July 26, 2023

Canada to welcome 600 new Permanent Residents via the Start-Up Visa Program. The program saw a 4.2% increase in new PRs during the first five months of the year, totalling 250 individuals compared to 240 last year. The projected number for 2023 is 600 new PRs if the trend continues. 

Date: July 25, 2023,

Canada to welcome 600 new Permanent Residents through the Start-Up Visa Program. The program saw a 4.2% increase in new PRs during the first five months of this year, reaching 250 individuals compared to 240 last year. The projected total for 2023 is 600 new PRs if the trend persists.,

Date: July 24, 2023,

IRCC to process spousal Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs) within 30 days with a 90% approval rate. Canadians or PRs with overseas spouses and dependents can reunite sooner and start settling in their communities.