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- Canada Immigration: 1. Stages from eAOR to PPR in Express Entry for PR in Canada
- Canada Immigration: 2. How to find the stages in Express Entry Online Application
- Canada Immigration: 3. Landing Documents
Congratulations on filing your Express Entry application!!! It’s time now to track your CIC application status and understand the various stages from eAOR to PPR.
The next step is the long wait to finally receive your PPR (Check CIC Processing Time). So, good luck to you and while awaiting, I would suggest to appraise yourself on the Process of Getting a Job in Canada.
While I completely understand that it’s a daunting task of waiting impatiently for your PR, so why not utilize this time and be prepared for the upcoming challenges, like landing procedures, finding a Job without Canadian Experience and settlement services in your dream country.
Anyways, first let’s talk about the various stages from eAOR to PPR in Express Entry for PR in Canada. Although timelines may vary based on Country and Stream, below is a basic summary:
– Electronic Acknowledgement of Receipt- A letter saying that your application is submitted with the application number mentioned;
2. Medicals Passed
– Medicals Pass and file is initially opened to check for R10 satisfaction at the CIO (Central Intake Office);
3. BG IP (1)
– Background Check In Progress for the 1st time – This usually happens on the same day your Medicals are Passed. At this stage, immigration officials check for all documents and also whether the applicant is missing any documents. They do not scrutinize the documents at this stage, except for Police Clearance Certificate. Additional documents like Schedule A, Travel History, Family Info, Proof of Something, etc.) may be requested at this stage.
4. BG NA – Not Applicable
– This usually happens between 1-3 months from eAOR. This is when applicants’ first phase of A11.1, Eligibility and Documents are checked by the CIO. At this stage, the agent checks the following:
- if the points match are above the round’s ITA points,
- eligibility under the stream is met,
- points are claimed genuinely and if there are no irregularities in the documents or work experience, NOC, etc.
After this, the application is sent to the Local Visa Office (LVO) for finalization and second checks.
5. BG IP (2)
– Back Ground Check In Progress for the 2nd time – This is the stage wherein the LVO opens the file and check’s your entire application and also confirms the notes and insights written by the CIO agent.
This usually happens after all the security, criminality and eligibility is passed and most likely around the 4-5 month mark from the e-AOR.
– Passport Request mail – Ready for Visa – This is the mail which every applicant anxiously waits for, and is often referred to as The Golden Email. This means that the officer is satisfied and has approved your application and has requested your passport (if needed) or photocopy of passport (if it is from visa-exempt country) along with 2 photos and annex A form to stamp the Immigrant Visa and Issue the CoPR – Confirmation of Permanent Residency (a letter serving proof that you are a PR). This letter is used for “landing” at the border and in officially becoming a Permanent Resident. This letter may later on be used for Citizenship Application (if applicable).
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Hey, I’m Simi
Being an Immigrant myself, I’ve struggled a lot and finally managed to settle down and have a good life in Canada. There were several challenges to overcome, however I was fortunate enough to be helped by others. Now, I believe it’s my turn to help new immigrants in terms of Job Search, Career Counselling and Settlement concerns. I decided to pack all my knowledge and experiences in this tiny little article.
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When you come to Canada, you must show your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and Canadian immigrant visa to a Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officer at the Port of Entry.
The IRCC officer will check that your documents have not expired. You cannot use expired documents. Canadian immigrant visas cannot be extended, so make sure you arrive in Canada before it expires.
You must bring a valid passport with you.
You need to have 2 copies of a detailed list of your belongings that you are bringing with you and their value in Canadian funds. You also need a list of the items that are arriving later and their value in Canadian funds.
You may be asked to show proof of funds. If you are carrying more than C$10,000, you must tell a border official.
What other documents should I bring with me?
Make sure that you have the following documents:
- Birth certificate or adoption papers
- Family records (such as, marriage certificate or divorce papers)
- Medical records (such as immunization records)
- Dental records
- Official school records for children
- Diplomas, degrees and transcripts
- Academic credentials evaluation report (if you had your education assessed before coming to Canada)
- Reference letters from previous and current employers
- Professional or trade licences or qualification certificates
- Up-to-date résumé or summary of work experience
- Valid driver's licence or other identification documents
- Vehicle registration documents (if you are importing a vehicle into Canada)
For More Information
- Canada Border Services Agency - CBSA is responsible for border services (port-of-entry services), customs and enforcement of some immigration laws in Canada.
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) - IRCC is responsible for Canadian immigration and citizenship. Get information on IRCC policy, programs and services, application kits, and more.