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A permanent resident in Canada is someone who has been granted 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, isn’t a permanent resident.
Refugees who are resettled from overseas become permanent residents in Canada through the Government-Assisted Refugee Program or the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
Someone who makes a refugee claim in Canada does not become a permanent resident at that time. To become one, the Immigration and Refugee Board must first approve their claim.
Then, they must apply for and get permanent resident status.
Our firm will perform an assessment of your eligibility for Permanent Residence in Canada based on years of experience and…
We have a broad and in-depth knowledge in our field and can help you apply for and manage your Canadian PR application through the programs listed below.
Canada Express Entry Applications : Canadian Permanent Residence
Group of 5 Sponsorship for persons that are refugees or in refugee like situations
Members of the Temporary Resident Permit Holders Class (TRP)
Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds
Provincial Nominee Class Programs across Canada (as a pre-condition to apply for PR)
What Canadian permanent residents can do
As a permanent resident in Canada, 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.