A permanent resident is someone who has been issued a permanent resident visa by the Canadian government and has landed in Canada, but is not a Canadian Citizen. Permanent residents of Canada have the right to social, health and other benefits that Canadian citizens receive. They can live, work or study anywhere in Canada and apply for Canadian citizenship after spending a certain amount of time as a permanent resident in Canada. A Permanent Resident has all the protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Permanent Resident Applications:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Provincial Nominee Programs
- Investors & Business Class
- Humanitarian & Compassionate Considerations
- Spousal Sponsorship inside & outside Canada
- Parents or Grandparents
- Member of Family Class
WHAT IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM?
Announced on January 1, 2015 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada