Canada Permanent Residence Status and Rights

A Permanent Resident in Canada is the status of foreign nationals who migrated legally to the maple leaf country. The Permanent Resident of Canada is not a Canadian citizen.

Canada Permanent Resident Card

The Permanent Resident Card act as identity and helps the officials recognize that you are a permanent resident of Canada.

If you are outside Canada, on a temporary basis, the status facilitates your re-entry. The PR card holders must act by immigration requirements of Canada immigration.

The Rights of Permanent Residents in Canada:

  1. Can Work, Study and Settle in Canada permanently.
  2. You become eligible to apply for Citizenship.
  3. You can enjoy the social welfare benefits.
  4. You will be protected according to the law.

Who are not Permanent Residents in Canada?

  • International Students.
  • Foreign workers on temporary Visas.

Even if the permanent resident loses his card, he will not lose the status of permanent residence.

What Permanent Residents cannot do in Canada?

  • They cannot vote or participate in elections.
  • You cannot work in positions that require a security clearance.

A permanent resident must live in Canada for at least two years for not losing the status, out of five years of the Canada Permanent Residence.

Permanent Residents cannot lose the status automatically; there is an official procedure for each and everything there is a proper procedure for it.

Even Refugees can become permanent residents of Canada if they claim that they are victims of a war crime.

Canada Immigration introduced skilled programs which grant permanent residence to foreign nationals.

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canada Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Programs

The four programs of Canada Express Entry allow individuals to get permanent residence quickly; these programs help the individuals to secure a visa in just six months.

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