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Permanent Residence

There are several categories through which a client can obtain permanent residence in Canada

We will do a comprehensive assessment/review and advise the client on the selection for the right category. In the process, we will prepare and submit the required paperwork and follow through it with the Immigration offices, and assist the client in submitting any additional documentation as required.

Pemanent Residence: Categories

Residence Renewal

A Canadian Permanent Resident Card expires every five years. You must then renew the card by submitting an application and proving that you have been physically present in Canada for the requisite time period, or have otherwise satisfied the residency requirements. Even if you are travelling or working outside Canada for a Canadian business, the Permanent Resident Card cannot be renewed without being present in Canada and having a Canadian address.


Permanent Residence in Canada

A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by Citizenship Immigration Canada but is not a Canadian citizen. A person residing temporarily in Canada e.g. student or foreign worker can not assume they are automatically permanent residents just because they are living in Canada.


As a permanent resident, you:

  • get most of the social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage

  • can live, work or study anywhere in Canada

  • can apply for Canadian citizenship,

  • get protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  • must pay pay taxes

  • adhere to and respect all Canadian laws

However, you cannot vote, hold political office or hold certain high security jobs. There are several different programs through which you can obtain permanent residence in Canada. The criteria used to determine which program is best suited to you are:

  • Your nationality

  • Age

  • How well you can speak, read and write either English or French or both

  • How many family members plan to immigrate and their ages

  • Your level and field of education

  • Industry related work experience and the type of work you do

  • Your current income and net worth

  • Whether you have an arrangement for
    employment in Canada

Permanent Residence: Definition
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