Permanent Residence Meaning

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.

What permanent residents can do

As a permanent resident, you have the right to:

  • get most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage,
  • live, work or study anywhere in Canada,
  • apply for Canadian citizenship,
  • protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • You must pay taxes and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

What permanent residents cannot do

  • You are not allowed to:
  • vote or run for political office,
  • hold some jobs that need a high-level security clearance

Qualified applicants can migrate to Canada as PRs through express entry,which  is an online system that Canada uses to manage applications, under one of three Categories-

Federal Skilled Worker

For candidates who are fluent in English, have a post secondary degree and job experience in a profession
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Federal Trade  Person

For candidates who have a job offer (with LMIA), 2 years of work experience in a trade, moderate fluency in English
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Canadian Experience class

For candidates who have at least 1 year Canadian Job Experience in a profession or trade
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Contact Us to find out if you qualify for Permanent Residence.

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