Canada Permanent Residency Visa

You must know about the Canada Permanent Residence Visa If you aspire to Immigrate to one of the most developed, beautiful, and serene countries of the globe Canada.

By having this visa, you will be regarded as a permanent resident of the country, but not a Canadian citizen. Being a permanent resident means you are the citizen of another country.

A person, who is a foreign worker or student temporarily in Canada, is devoid of the permanent residence status.

As far as the refugees who are settled from other nations need to have the approval of the Immigration and Refugee Board for applying and being  Canadian permanent residents.


Permanent Resident Card:

The PR card is the proof of having the permanent resident status in Canada. You will need this card if you travel overseas, you must show your PR card to the Canada authority on your return to the country using a commercial vehicle like an airplane, train, ship, or bus. It must be enough to let you know the importance of the PR card.

In case of a PR traveling out of Canada and not having a valid PR or keeping it, is required the permanent resident travel document application before coming back to Canada using a commercial vehicle.


Permanent Resident Rights in Canada:

  • A permanent resident can live, work, and study anywhere in the country.
  • A permanent resident can apply for the Canadian citizenship.
  • A permanent resident is entitled to the same social benefits as the citizens of Canada, also healthcare facilities.
  • A permanent resident is also entitled to the protection as per the law of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

As a permanent resident, you have to pay taxes and respect and conform to Canadian laws at the federal, municipal, and provincial levels.


Canada Permanent Residence Process

If you desire to settle in Canada, you must apply for it without any delay. Choose an immigration program in which you are capable of. You need to have the required experience in the occupation list you have chosen or in case of being a skilled worker; you need to apply for a program (PNP’s, QSWP, Express Entry, etc.).

Having selected the appropriate program, the candidate should provide the necessary documents like work experience, education qualification, proof of having proficiency in the language, and having sufficient funds to settle in the country. After all this, your application will be submitted to the Canadian high commission, and the commission will review your profile and reply to you about your eligibility for Canada immigration or not. Such applications are processed according to the Canadian immigration procedures.


Canada Permanent Residence Visa Requirements

To apply for Canada PR, a candidate has to fulfill the following required criteria which are made by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC):

Proficiency in English or French language

Required age for the program

Educational qualification according to the Canadian education system equivalency

Having sufficient funds to settle and get by in Canada

A candidate must have the report of Education Credential Assessment (ECA)

Having police and health clearance


What are the limits of permanent residents in Canada?

They can’t vote for and govern political offices in the country.

These residents can’t do the jobs requiring advanced security.


What is the required time spending living in Canada for PR?

As a permanent resident of Canada, you can live outside the country, on the condition that you have to live here for minimum 2 years in a period of five years. If you live away from Canada for more than this period, you could be devoid of the permanent residence.


When can you lose your Canadian PR?

On the PR card expiring, a permanent resident doesn’t lose their permanent residence. One can lose it only some official process; you must read below to know further:

  • If an officer with authority decides that you are not a permanent resident anymore after conducting an inquiry or PRTD appeal.
  • If a permanent resident willingly leaves their PR status.
  • On becoming a citizen of Canada.
  • If an authority passes against you a removal order, and the order enters into force.

If a permanent resident doesn’t fulfill the residency obligation, they still hold permanent residency unless something is officially decided on the status.


How to willingly give up the Canadian PR status?

Losing the permanent resident status doesn’t take place on its own.

It may happen that a permanent resident doesn’t want to have the Canadian permanent residency status anymore, In that case, they can apply to renounce or give up the permanent resident status. The four situations mentioned below clear this very well:

  • In the case not fulfilling the required residency obligations by being away from the country for a very long time.
  • If the person doesn’t want to go to Canada, they can do so.
  • If a PR holder doesn’t want to wait for the formal assessment of their permanent resident status.
  • If the PR holder wants to get rid of the processing delays at the Port of Entry.

A person having issues with their permanent resident status can’t enter the country unless this matter is sorted out whether by obtaining a permanent resident travel document or renouncing the PR status.


If the information given above is not sufficient for you, you need to reach Make Visas. Our immigration experts stay with the applicant from their application filling up to their landing in Canada.

 Our contact details below:

Make Visas 301-302, IIIrd floor, Sheetla House Building No. 73-74, Nehru Place New Delhi-110019 (India) PH: +91-7042184185 /

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