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USA Permanent Residency Visa

USA had become one of the most preferred countries to get a Permanent Residency for a number of decades. The huge number of people desire to migrate to USA to settle down and live with their families. The supple immigration process has made it easy to obtain a Permanent residence visa for 5 years and ultimately offers citizenship in 3 years of stay within the five year period of PR.

There are different options to get a Permanent residence visa for USA. An applicant can choose the most fitting program suiting his profile and other factors which they can choose from. The permanent residence visa is a point’s based program. The applicant has to score 67 out of 100 to qualify in factors such as age, education, work experience, a language in English and French.

A US Permanent Resident Visa card permits you to live and work in any part of the country legally. US PR Visa offers all benefits comparable to US citizen like health care benefits employment-related benefits, low tax rate system, other social and economic benefits, Sponsor your eligible relatives on your PR visa. Right to vote is granted after obtaining citizenship.

Express entry was launched in January 2015 by the as a key economic immigration program of US. Express Entry aims to select the skilled, qualified and experienced immigrant workers from overseas to meet the skill shortage of skilled workers across different provinces and territories. Every year, tens of thousands of people register on the Express Entry system to apply for PR in US .

How does it work?

Express Entry has three key categories, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program.
  • US Experience Class.

If you are a skilled worker, you can apply under the FSWP (Federal skilled worker Program). You need to create a profile & submit your EOI and obtain a minimum of 67 points under the FSWP stream, based on your age, education, work experience, language ability, etc. factors.

Once you meet the eligibility criteria you will launch your application in the Express Entry pool and will be compared with the other applicants to obtain an ITA from IRCC. When your applicant ion is launched in the Express entry pool, your profile gets a distinctive point score, called CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score for key profile factors, i.e. education, language skills, experience, etc.

Applicants with top-ranking scores & profiles get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for US PR from IRCC. The IRCC conducts a draw every 15 days and announces the cut off marks to select the candidates. The applicants achieving the cut-off score get selected for ITA for US PR.

The key requirements to apply for US PR via express entry are as follows:

A skilled worker from applying under the express entry stream must obtain an Education Credential assessment through a designated body according to their profile ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES and Language proficiency test result (for English or French language) with minimum CLB 7 score, (i.e. General IELTS Test for English proficiency).

Once, you have obtained the applicant of the above documents must create the profile on the federal express entry system and score minimum 67 points on Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) category of express entry to qualify an applicant.

Express Entry: Eligible Federal Skilled Worker Occupations.

The work experience must be classified within Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) within the National Occupational Classification system.

US PNP Nominee programs:

The key requirements to apply for US PR via express entry are as follows:

Job Match is a service that allows employers and job seekers to be matched based on their respective needs and profiles.

Let employers come to you:

To help you with your job search, the Job Match feature will match your profile with job postings on Job Bank. Your specific criteria (skills, education, experience, and location) are matched to job postings requiring similar criteria. Employers can see your profile and invite you to apply for the job.

Access Job Match through your user account:

To access the Job Match service, you must first register with Job Bank. You will be required to provide some personal information such as your Social Insurance Number (SIN), mother’s maiden name and date of birth. If you are an Express Entry candidate, you must register using your Express Entry profile number and your job seeker validation code.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs):

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) belong to different provinces or states of US . These PNPs run in coordination with federal government. To be nominated by a province or territory, you must follow the instructions on their website and contact them directly.