What is a Permanent Residence?
A permanent Residence is someone who has been granted the permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen and is a citizen of other country. However, a person who is in Canada temporarily, for the purpose of studies or work, is not a permanent resident.
How permanent residency works?
A permanent residency visa gives you the right to:
- Enjoy most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, such as, health care coverage and Free Education for Kids.
- Live, work or study anywhere in Canada without any restrictions.
- Apply for Canadian citizenship.
- Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
It is mandate for you to pay taxes and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal level.
You are not allowed to
- Vote or run for political office,
- Hold jobs that require a high-level security clearance.
How do I become a Permanent Resident of Canada?
There are multiple routes through which you can obtain a Canadian PR. Each route represents a legal means to obtain PR status.
- Express Entry
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Federal Skilled Workers Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canada Experience Class
- Quebec Experience Program
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
- Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
- Caregiver Pathways to Permanent Residence
Applying for Permanent Residence in Canada
The process of applying for PR can be be very complex, time-taking and difficult. It is hence vital that you get professional immigration assistance to apply for Canadian PR to avoid getting your application refused after month of waiting.