What is a Canadian Permanent Resident?
A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. A person in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident.
Once a person has been approved for fake Canadian permanent residence, they become eligible to receive a Canada permanent resident card (PR card). The PR card is usually valid for five years, but in very rare cases may only be valid for one year. This card can be used as a valid travel document for entering Canada’s borders. It is advised that permanent residents obtain their PR card, since this card allows permanent residents to travel outside of Canada’s borders and demonstrate proof of status if necessary.
How to Become a Canadian Permanent Resident in 2023
The requirements and process steps are different depending on which route you take so it’s important to learn more and think about speaking with an immigration professional. Once you’ve been accepted or invited to become a Canada permanent resident card, you will be given a PR Card.
Who Can Apply for Permanent Resident Status?
Anyone is allowed to apply for permanent residency in Canada but only qualified individuals will be accepted. To find if you are eligible for permanent residency you will be examined by your:
- level of education
- official language proficiency
- second official language
- Canadian work experience