Category: Permanent Residence
The permanent residence status is conferred by Immigration Canada to foreign nationals who comply with the conditions imposed by the government to be so. A permanent resident (PR) is not a Canadian citizen.
- Enjoy most the social benefits granted to Canadian citizens, including health care coverage,
- Are able to live, work or study anywhere in Canada,
- Can apply for Canadian citizenship,
- Are protected under Canadian Law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,
- Are obliged to pay taxes and have to respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal levels,
- Cannot vote or run for any political office,
- Hold a job that need a high-level security clearance,
- Need to live in Canada two years in a five-year period.
There are three different set of programs that will allow a person to obtain a permanent residence. You can obtain permanent residence as being part of:
- The economic Class – Express entry
- Non-economic Class