What is PPR in the Canadian immigration process? How long does it take to get PPR? What is the next step after PPR Canada?

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What is PPR?

PPR stands for passport request, it is the final stage of the Express Entry program to immigrate to Canada. Receiving PPR, AKA passport request, means you have successfully passed through all the immigration processes to Canada and your passport is ready to get the visa to enter Canada.

How long does it take to get PPR?

It takes approximately 6 months to get PPR or passport request, but it varies from application to application.

What is the next step after PPR? 

You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your passport.

What is the Express Entry Program in Canada?

The express entry program is the easiest and fastest immigration program to Canada. The express entry program is a point-based program created by the federal government that gives you Canadian permanent residency if everything goes well.

By means of Express Entry, the Canadian government manages the application flow for skilled workers interested in immigrating to Canada and obtaining permanent residence.

Three major economic programs are managed through the Express Entry Program: 

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Different types of Express Entry Programs in Canada

The Federal Skilled Worker program or FSW

Foreign nationals without work experience in Canada can apply to this program if they qualify.

The Federal Skilled Trade program or FST

Canadian job offers or certifications are required for professions requiring trade skills.

The Canadian Experience Class or CEC

FSW profiles that have worked in Canada for at least one year are converted into CEC profiles.

How does the Express Entry Program work?

After meeting the eligibility requirements, you will open a profile. You will then wait for a draw to occur. You will be invited to apply if your CRS score exceeds the minimum score required for the draw. You then submit your documents and await the outcome of your application. Highly ranked candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residence as skilled immigrants. This usually takes about 6 months.

Who is eligible for Express Entry?

Ideal candidates for Express Entry are those with university degrees, skilled work experience, and moderate proficiency in English and/or French.

In addition to submitting an Express Entry profile, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the following federal programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker or FSW
  • Federal Skilled Trades or FST
  • Canadian Experience Class or CEC

They also have a free assessment tool online that you can use to see if you should apply here.

Is Canada still doing Express Entry?

To address Canada’s backlog of immigration applications, all Express Entry draws have been restricted to province nominees since late September 2021. As Canada’s immigration officials work through their backlog, the Express Entry numbers have been reduced, but they are anticipated to come back up as they get through them.

How much does it cost for Express Entry to Canada?

Creating an Express Entry profile is free of charge. It’s only upon receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and submitting a complete application that you will need to pay the CAD $825 processing fee per adult. As an added bonus, if you have dependent children accompanying you to Canada, you will need to pay CAD $225 per child.

What is a good score for Express Entry Canada?

Express Entry profile requires an express entry candidate to have a minimum of 67 points out of 100 in order to qualify for the program

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