Permanent Residence Cards are often referenced as: “Canada’s Green Card”
There is no such thing as a “Canadian Green Card”. Rather we call it a Permanent Resident Card but it essentially serves the same purpose as a US Green Card. A permanent resident is someone who has acquired permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not yet a Canadian citizen.
Would like to have permit residence in Canada?
As a permanent resident you receive a lot of great opportunties in Canada. Having a PR card allows you to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis. The PR Card is normally issued for 5 years.
As a permanent resident, you and your dependants have the right:
- To receive most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage.
- To live, work or study anywhere in Canada.
- To apply for Canadian citizenship.
- To 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.
How do I become a Permanent Resident of Canada?
There are a number of ways to obtain a Canadian Immigrant Visa. You should think about it in terms of “immigration categories”. Each category represents a legal means for an applicant to obtain permanent resident status. Three main categories for Canadian immigration are:
If you want to immigrate to Canada, you will have to qualify under at least one of these categories.
Applying for Canadian immigration Can Be Tricky
However, the permanent residence application process can be very complex, time consuming and difficult. It is therefore essential that if you are considering applying for Canadian permanent residence, you get professional immigration help. The last thing you want is to be told your application is refused after months and sometimes years of waiting.
Once I become a Canadian Permanent Resident what are my obligations?
You also want to know your rights inside and out. You want to know how to keep your permanent resident status too. Permanent residents who do not meet their residency obligations could lose permanent resident status.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that permanent residents of Canada hold a valid permanent resident card. You will need to meet the permanent residency requirements and renew your permanent residence card every five years should you wish to travel outside of Canada.
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