How to Apply for the Permanent Residence in Canada after Study


Applying for the Permanent Residence in Canada after Study

Every student who chooses to study abroad in Canada also dreams to get PR status. The question of how to apply for the permanent residence in Canada after study always lurks.

In terms of area, Canada is the second largest country in the world. It is also the 10th largest economy of the world. But, in contrast to its size this country lacks in human resources and is very sparsely populated. With barely 39 million people, the country is struggling to meet its ambitious target to rise on the ladder of development.

Canada Experience Class:


Canada meets its labor shortage by flexible immigration policies. The most famous and easy ones are express entry system and Canadian experience class (CEC) which also falls under express entry system.

Out of these, IRCC prefer Canada experience class system because the applicant is already is in Canada and has sufficient work and culture experience.

In this article, we will discuss step by step process to acquire permanent residence (PR) status after completion of study in Canada.

Most of the overseas students who wish to go to Canada do also have an intention to get there settled by acquiring PR status. This journey starts with the seeking admission in one of the Canadian education institutes. While selecting the college and the course, please take a note that these colleges and courses are”PGWP eligible”. And, it should be for minimum of two years duration. If yes, then, there will be no problem in acquiring the post graduate working permit (PGWP).

Full Time Job Experience

The candidate can initiate the process of for PR only after completion of one year of job under PGWP. The first condition is minimum work experience of 1560 hours in the jobs with NOC code 0, or A or B. While calculating the number of hours, IRCC does not count:

  • The part time jobs in Canada done during study times;
  • Next, the work done more than 30 hours per week;
  • The volunteered work or unpaid work; and
  • Any job done without valid permit

A candidate can also apply if he has part-time jobs and with more than one job his total work hours come to 1560.

Alternatively, if a candidate does not accumulate necessary hours from the first full-time job, he can give details of the second full-time job.

Language proficiency Test:


During the first year of PGWP, an aspirant of PR should take the language test CELPIP General. The test is like IELTS and one has to qualify in all the four abilities namely Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

A higher score in the test increases the CRS score. The Minimum score under NOC Code 0 and A is 7.0 while for code B is just 5.0

So, soon after completion of prescribed number of hours (1560 hours), a PGWP holder can start the PR process by creating profile through an online portal on IRCC website.

Before login in and register, it is suggested to arrange all your documents such as PGWP, Employer’s Appointment letter, SIN number, Passport, Transcripts and Valid score of CELPIP test.

Though, you will not need them to upload but you will need this information while creating profile. As the profile is valid for 12 month, make sure the language proficiency score should also be valid for the same period.

As per the Canadian Immigration policies the Canadian Experience Class entertain application only from the NOC 0, A, and B.

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code means

  • Managerial Jobs – NOC 0
  • Professional Jobs – NOC A
  • Skill Jobs – NOC B

The successful filing of PR application may lead to the receipt of Invitation to apply which is also called as ITA. The issuance of ITA solely depends on your comprehensive ranking system (CRS) Score. Here you may get 90 days to submit the required documents and the fee.

The advantage of applying PR through experience class is that you need not to show the proof of fund. And, your education and work experience in Canada support in getting higher CRS points.

After uploading the all necessary documents to the profile one has to wait for about 6 months for getting the COPR .Which is a letter of confirmation of permanent residence. And, it finally followed by the Permanent residence card.

PR status is a coveted status as it comes with a lot of benefits for example:

  • PR gets social and medical benefits
  • After getting PR status one can apply for Canadian Citizenship in Future.

The whole process of getting the PR status can be summed up in the following points:

  • After completion of study in Canada, get a full-time job under PGWP.
  • Get a work experience of at least one year which means 1560 hrs of job under legal permission.
  • Score well in language proficiency test
  • Get the educational certificate and transcript assessed
  • Fill the profile online, and wait for ITA.
  • Upload the required documents
  • Wait for the COPR – Confirmation of Permanent residence letter.
  • Receive PR card.

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