Canada PR Visa


Permanent Residence Visa

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.

Refugees who are resettled from overseas become permanent residents 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.

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.

List of Documents for Canada PR

  • Passport
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Proof of Funds
  • Language Test score results
  • Offer letter from a Canadian employer
  • Provincial Nomination Certificate or territorial certificate of nomination
  • Marriage certificates or divorce certificate (if applicable)
  • Your Personal reference code
  • Express Entry Profile Number
  • Job seeker validation code
  • Medical report
  • Birth Certificate
  • Photographs
  • Police Verification report
  • Letter of recommendation from previous employer
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