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July 15, 2022

【How to obtain Canadian Permanent Residence in less than a year】(Updated July 15, 2022)

Is it true that you can obtain Permanent Residence (PR) in Canada in less than one year?  If you think that it takes a long time to get PR, here are examples of how you can obtain PR in Canada in less than one year.


Express Entry+PR application(Processing time:6months+

The most common method is registering with the Express Entry system, where those who score well and meet the requirements will be formally invited to apply for Permanent Residence.  Then the applicant submits a set of documents through the online system.

When registering for Express Entry, you need to qualify from the following three programs based on age, language ability, education, skills, and work history.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

Learn more about Express Entry and the three programs that resumed on July 6.  Click here.

You may be able to apply for Permanent Residence from outside Canada even though if you do not have a Canadian employer.  However, it is only if you have sufficient points and you are early 30s.

Suppose you do not have enough score to receive ITA (Invitation To Apply) on Express Entry. In that case, you can improve your score by improving your English, advancing your professional history, upgrading your educational background, attending school in Canada, or being hired by a Canadian employer.  When this occurs, it will take more than a year to receive Permanent Residence.

If you have a spouse, the applicant may be the one with the higher score. For example, a spouse with an open work permit may have a higher score than a person with an employer-limited work permit. Or the spouse may consider to raise their score by attending school.

Let’s consider and strategize which of the two would be more advantageous for your Permanent Residence application.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)Processing time:6months+

Atlantic Immigration Piolot is a pathway to Permanent Residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution who want to work and live in 1 of Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador.  A work through a new Job offer does not have to be the same type of job in the past.

Foreign workers who receive a job offer may apply for Permanent Residence using one of the following three programs.

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)(Processing time: within 1 year)

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

Many of them can only be applied for once you have a job offer.  There are two steps.  Step 1. Apply to the province.  Step 2. Apply to Canada through Express Entry. There is a chance to obtain Permanent Residence within one year with these two steps.

If you do not have enough points for Express Entry but have a job offer, consider PNP.

Please note that if you choose PNP, you must live in the province you are invited from.

Each province has its own PNP program.  Check here.

Family Sponsorship (Processing time: about 1 year)

If you are a spouse or common-law partner (living together for at least one year) of a Canadian or Permanent Resident, you can obtain Permanent Residence in about one year by being sponsored.

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You want to immigrate to Canada but don’t know where to start?

Here is a general guide to the application process.

Step1:  Find out which immigration program(s) you are eligible for through a consultation.

Step2:  Select the type of immigration program or permit you wish to apply for.

Step3:  If the selected program requires a job offer, you must obtain a job offer from the Canadian employer.

Step4:   If you have an education outside of Canada, you must obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to verify that your education meets Canadian standards.

Step5:   Usually, proof of language proficiency in English or French, is required. The level depends on the program you choose. The test result needs to be within 2 years from the date you apply.

Step6:    Immigration Consultant Yumi Ueda will prepare the application and supporting documents to the Canadian government on your behalf and ensure that they are filled out correctly.

Those who choose the DIY course will work with Yumi Ueda together.

Message from Yumi Ueda

Even if you think you can’t apply for permanent residence, you may find out that you can apply for permanent residence in a way you never thought possible by receiving a consultation.

We analyze your case based on your information and documents. Then, on the meeting day, we will provide you with the possibility of obtaining a visa and a coherent plan to get the permit or to solve the problem according to your needs.

I am an immigration consultant with experience in assisting over 1000 clients in multiple industries with their visa applications and the longest-serving Japanese immigration consultant with a high successful rate.

We are confident that we can provide you with the best support and peace of mind to achieve your visa goals in Canada.

~Testimonials from clients who received consultation~

Ms. K.I. / Vancouver, Canada
Application for Permanent Residence

I received a detailed and thorough consultation for my permanent residency!

Ms. Ueda

Thank you very much for the meeting today.

Your explanation of how to immigrate to Canada was very clear and motivating.

In addition, I appreciate your thoughtfulness in spite of my noisy background in the daycare center.

Thank you also for sharing the English study materials.

I will study hard so that I can report good results!

Thank you again for your continued support.

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