How to Apply For Canadian Immigration From Pakistan

How to Apply For Canada Immigration From Pakistan

After the downturn of Pakistan’s economy many people are trying immigration to different countries in order to give themselves and their child a secure future. Pakistan is the top source country from where Canada is getting most of their immigrants. However, there are various things you need to fulfil in order to get the visa and immigration of Canada. In this article we have discussed the step by step process you need to apply for Canada immigration.

Steps to Apply for Canada Immigration from Pakistan

There are various ways by which you can apply for immigration; however we are going to discuss some of the most common ways to get the immigration visa of Canada from Pakistan.

  • Parental Sponsorship
  • Spousal Sponsorship
  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Federal Immigrant Self-Employed Program
  • Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program
  • Quebec Investor Program
  • Student Direct Stream
  • Startup Visa Program

Parental Sponsorship

The program is designed for enabling parents and grandparents to get permanent residence in Canada. To get this sponsorship you must have a child or grandchild in Canada, who is a Canadian citizen or has permanent residence in Canada. Moreover, your sponsor should be 18 years old. Your sponsor should be financially independent and does not need any type of social assistance from the government.

Spousal Sponsorship

Spousal Sponsorship is the another one in the list and it is one of the most used methods in the list. The program is designed to sponsor your spouse, or dependent child to get Canadian citizenship. The requirement for Spousal Sponsorship are:

  • The sponsor should be 18 years old.
  • You must have enough resources to financially support your spouse.
  • You need to be sure that the people you are sponsoring do not need any financial support from the government.

You should be financially strong enough to support the people you are sponsoring in food, clothing, other daily necessities of life and shelter.

Federal Skilled Worker

All the professionals around the world can use the Federal Skilled Worker opportunity as the program is designed to enable the professionals all around the world to get permanent Canadian citizenship.

The process could be done by using the Express Entry route. It is done through the Express Entry route, a draw system that handles applications from persons wishing to immigrate to Canada from all around the world. Many of our Pakistanis come to Canada utilising this route from Pakistan.

If you are unfamiliar with the system’s operation, know that it is a points-based system that awards points for applicants’ profile information. Age, education, work experience, language competence, and adaptability are just a few of the variables that are taken into account when allocating points. Those who have more points are given the invitation to apply for immigration before those who have fewer points.

Express Entry

It is the application management system of the federal government for high skilled immigration programs and also some of the provincial nominee programs and it is sometimes called Express Entry Pool.

However, in order to enter your profile in the express entry system you must need to be eligible for one of the federal high skilled programs:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • The Canadian Experience Class
  • The Federal Skilled Trade Program 

If you are eligible for any of the above mentioned programs opens up the door for your Express Entry Aligned PNPs. Moreover, it is not necessary to be in Canada to be eligible, nor do you need any Canadian job offer.

After you submit your profile, a score will be given to you based on the Comprehensive Ranking System, the score will be given out of a total score of 600. You get CRS points for various factors such as:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Language
  • Proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in French
  • Skills
  • Work Experience

Moreover, you can get additional 600 points if you secure a provincial nomination through PNP. Hence, the total number of points Express Entry Candidates may get is 1200.

After every two weeks the Canada Immigration Department holds invitation rounds by which Express Entry Candidates are being invited for permanent residence. During this process the candidate with the top score received Invitations to apply. These candidates have 60 days to respond with the complete application. This is the final step before the decision was made by an officer about the permanent residency through express entry. 

In order to qualify for the visa process the applicant must have:

  • Good health
  • Valid passport and travel documents
  • No criminal convictions
  • Have no immigration related issues 
  • Ties to the home country that includes any job, financial asset, or family that works as an incentive for applicants to return to their home country after the permitted stay.
  • Sufficient funds with which s/he can manage his expenses while living in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Program 

The program allows Canadian provinces to nominate various people from all round the world who wish to immigrate to those provinces. However, there is no compulsion to reside in that province because after getting the residency you can live anywhere in Canada. This program also utilises the express entry system. Additionally, you will find less competition in the Provincial Nominee Program hence this will open doors for the immigration of lower profile scorers.

Federation Immigrant Self Employed Program

Moving by self employment is another option you can do to use the Federal Immigrant Self Employed program. In order to be eligible for this program, you must have:’

  • 2 years of experience in the relevant field/ cultural activities and athletics.
  • To be able to contribute to the cultural activities and athletics of canada.
  • Additionally, you are also required to pass the medical exam.
  • Police certificate is also required.
  • You also need to pass the criteria of the program in order to qualify.

Your selection is made, depending on the following:

  • experience
  • education
  • age
  • language abilities
  • adaptability

One of the most important criteria is to show that you have enough money to take care of yourself in Canada.

Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program

If you are a business person and looking to manage or own a business in Quebec then this program is perfect to help you but you need a total of 5 years experience of profitable business.

You need a minimum net worth of CAD 900,000. If you have been chosen for the program, you are required to make a security deposit of CAD 200,000, that will serve as insurance for the business you will create when you move to Quebec.


Another important factor of your application are.

  • Age
  • Language Proficiency
  • Education
  • Financial Self-sufficiency

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program enables investors from all around the world to move to Quebec and in order to qualify you must have a net worth of CAD 2 million that can include the assets of your partner as well. You are supposed to give a one time and non-refundable CAD 320,000 to the government of Quebec. You must have at least 2 years of experience in management or business experience. 

Student Direct Stream Program

This is also the most commonly used program that enables students from all around the world to come to Canada for studying purposes. A large number of students all around the world come to Canada to study. The process as a whole takes around 21 working days in order to get the visa. 

All you need to take care is about having good grades in the last program you have completed in your country. Whereas, grades are not solely responsible as other factors can also influence the decision of your visa, such as:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Language Proficiency

Whereas, this is the easiest way to immigrate to Canada from Pakistan.

Visiting Visa

You can never be sure if you are able to change your lifestyle according to the lifestyle of Canada so before making any permanent move you can always apply for a visit visa and see the possibilities there and by spending some time in Canada and then apply your visa accordingly.

Documents Required to Apply for Canada

When we talk about the documents you must know that there are 2 types of document one should provide in order to get the visa easily:

  • Government Forms
  • Personal Documents

Government Forms

  1. Application for temporary resident visa
  2. Family information form
  3. Statutory Declaration of Common Law Union
  4. Use of Representative
  5. Authority to Release Personal Information to a designated individual.

Personal Documents

  1. Receipt of paid fee to the visa centre or visa application centre.
  2. Photocopy of information page of travel document.
  3. Proof of all your financial means
  4. Photocopy of marriage certificate
  5. Purpose of travelling
  6. Photocopy of documents includes current immigration status

You need to have the complete documents in order to apply for the visa, so make sure you complete all your documents before applying or visiting the office.

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