How to apply for Canada Permanent Residence by Yourself; Steps, Tips, Documents and Costs!

Our exciting Valentine's package (helicopter tour of Lagos), how you can apply for Canada Permanent Residence on your own, plus 32 ways to legally move abroad!

My People,

We made it through the first month of 2021 and I am looking forward to the exciting things we will do this year. We are two weeks away from Valentine’s day and we’ve got a very exciting package for you. Book a helicopter tour of Lagos for you, your loved one or even yourself alone. The exciting tour is exclusive and we only have a dozen slots (see the cost and inclusions here). If you would like to book this tour, send an email to and we will reserve your slot. I must say, thank you so much for the feedback you gave on our Fill in the Black app. Don’t forget to order copies of the card game for Black History Month or as a gift. It is available in the US, UK, Nigeria and Canada.

So, Canada! Here’s all the information you need for Canada’s Express Entry as well as an animated video that spells out all the steps, costs and documents needed:

Step 1 - Preparing for your application:

  • Take the FREE quiz to find out if you are eligible. Also, use this tool to check what your CRS score could be.

  • Find out what your work NOC is. This is the code that matches your job description.

  • Register for the language test – IELTS General, etc ($250 USD and 2-3 months)

    1. Other approved tests

    2. IELTS practice tests 

  • Prepare your documents for WES evaluation($200 USD and 2 months)

  • Take your IELTS Test & Get Results (2 weeks).

Step 2 – Create an Online Express Entry Profile.

Step 3 – Join the Pool and wait for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) - (Indefinite)

  • Improve your low scores, while you are in the pool.

  • Apply for jobs in the Job Bank.

  • Take a medical examination from a registered Panel Physician.

  • Get a police report from every country you’ve lived in for more than 6 months.

  • Prepare your Proof of Funds document.

  • Prepare your work experience letter.

  • Cross-check that your International Passport and passport photos are intact.

  • Submit your application and visit a visa center for biometrics.

  • Check to see if you require additional documents.

Step 4 - Wait!

According to the IRCC, 80% of all applicants receive a response within 12 months (adjusting for COVID-19 delays). Don’t spend 6 months worrying. Just go about your business.

Would you like to move to Canada? Are you interested in 32 other ways you can move abroad? How can I help? Send me a message with questions or letting me know how I can help you make your dreams come true!

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