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Our Programs Permanent Residency in Canada

In the eyes of the world, Canada has become the true land of opportunity. Not surprisingly, each year, people from all over the globe seek to become permanent residents and obtain their PR card. Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023.

What is a Canadian Permanent Resident?

A permanent resident is a citizen of other countries who has been granted the right to work and live as a permanent resident by Canada Immigration. However, he or she is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent resident cards are valid for 5 years and can be renewed. In order to retain your permanent resident status, it is necessary to remain in Canada for certain contiguous periods of time.

Permanent residents can:

Permanent residents cannot:

Who can apply for permanent resident status?

Anyone is welcome to apply for permanent residency in Canada. That being said, only eligible individuals will be accepted.

Determining if you are eligible for permanent residency will be made by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada based on criteria such as age, work experience and other requirements.

The main Canadian visa programs available under the Permanent Residency category include:

Each immigration program differs in application and eligibility requirements.

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Becoming a permanent resident of Canada is a huge immigration milestone. It means one can live, work or study anywhere in Canada and take advantage of most social benefits that Canadian citizens enjoy. It is also a step towards Canadian citizenship

PR cards are typically valid for 5 years, at the end of which they can be renewed. It is important to maintain a valid PR card to ensure one can prove their PR status when returning to Canada from abroad

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