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Permanent Residence

Permanent Residency Through Family

You may be eligible to attain PR if you have a family member living in Canada. Thus, you can be sponsored to become a Canadian permanent resident.

Permanent Residency Through Employment

You may be eligible to become PR of Canada if, you are working with a Canadian employer and the employer has made you an offer for permanent employment, In this way under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you will be eligible to apply for your permanent residency.

Express Entry

Express Entry is an arrangement where Canadian permanent residence applications are managed, It is a program for filling labor gaps through certain economic immigration programs.

Federal Skilled Workers Program

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is an opportunity to become permanent residents in Canada. It is Canada's primary economic immigration pathway for skilled workers, and their loved ones to become permanent residents in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program is an opportunity for Trade workers who want to immigrate to Canada based on a job offer to get permanent residency.

Canadian Experience Class

Skilled workers who have Canadian work experience have an opportunity to become Permanent residents of Canada through the Canadian Experience Class.

A Permanent Resident is a person who has been granted permanent resident status in Canada but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries.

In Canada, a person is not a temporary resident, like a student or a foreign worker.

Refugee refugees from overseas become permanent residents through government-assisted refugee programs or refugee private sponsorships.

A person who claims to be a refugee in Canada is not a permanent resident at that time. To become one, the Immigration and Refugee Board must approve their claim. Then, they should apply and gain permanent resident status.

The permanent resident (PR) card

Your PR card may be used to indicate that you have permanent residence in Canada. If you travel outside of Canada, you will need to show your business and your passport when you return to a commercial vehicle, such as an airplane, boat, train or bus.

PRs traveling outside of Canada who do not have a valid peer card, or who do not own it, need to apply for a permanent resident travel document before returning to Canada by a commercial vehicle.

What Permanent Residents Can Do

Being a permanent resident, you have the following rights to

  • Get most of the social benefits Canadian citizens receive, including health care, Live, work or study anywhere in Canada,
  • Apply for Canadian Citizenship,
  • The protection falls under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • You must pay taxes and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial, and provincial levels.
Permanent residents who cannot

You're not allowed:

  • Vote up or look for the political office,
  • Have some jobs that require high-level security approval.
Time lived in Canada

In order to maintain your permanent resident status, you must have been in Canada for at least 730 days in the last five years. It doesn't have to be 730 days. Some of your time abroad may take up to 730 days. See what counts for your permanent resident status overseas.

To help you track your time in Canada, use a travel magazine. Below you will find some other ways to know how long you've been in Canada:

  • You can ask a Canadian Border Officer when you enter Canada.
  • You can apply for or renew your PR card. We will tell you if you are eligible.
Losing Your Permanent Residential Position

You do not lose your permanent resident status when your PR card expires. You can only lose your status if you go through the authorization process.

You may lose your permanent resident status if:
  • The adjudicator determines that you are no longer a permanent resident after the investigation or PARTD appeal;
  • You voluntarily relinquish your permanent resident status;
  • The removal order is ordered against you and applies; Or
You become a Canadian citizen.

Even if you do not fulfil the residential obligation, you will still be a PR until an official decision on your situation has been made.

Voluntarily relinquishing permanent resident status (Abandonment)

Remember that losing one’s permanent resident status is not by itself.

Maybe it happens that you no longer want to remain to be a permanent resident of Canada. If so, you can apply to voluntarily leave your permanent residence status.

For example, if you:

  • Know that you have not lived out of Canada for a long time and have not fulfilled your residential responsibilities
  • Want to go to Canada, and
  • Don't want to wait for a visa officer to formally assess your permanent resident status
  • or

  • We want to avoid delays on the entry port

You cannot enter Canada unless your Permanent Resident Status is resolved either by obtaining a Permanent Resident Travel Document or by leaving your Permanent Resident Status.