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Permanent Resident

Permanent Resident

Permanent Resident

A person who has been given permission to live, work, and settle permanently in Canada is known as a permanent resident (PR) as long as they uphold their status. A permanent resident is not a citizen of Canada. Once they are qualified, a Canadian permanent resident may eventually submit an application for citizenship. One must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through one of the many immigration programmes that Canada offers in order to become a permanent resident. The only limitations that apply to a Canadian permanent residence are that you cannot run for political office while holding a PR status and you might not be able to work in some positions that require a high level security clearance.

What are the main criteria for permanent resident?

Documentation needed for immigration purposes may change depending on available visa categories or immigration programmes. However, there are still some fundamental documentation requirements that apply to the majority of Canadian immigration programmes. The prerequisites for immigration under programmes like Express Entry, QSWP, and PNP are listed below.

  • Language ability: A certified or registered agency, such as IELTS / CELPIP (International English Language Testing System) for English, must be used to demonstrate language competency in any of the official languages, namely English and French.
  • Education: Include a copy of your ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) report with your immigration application. The common method of receiving your academic assessment is through the ECA.
  • Requirements for character and health: Your good health and a character certificate that is less than six months old are further qualifying factors for immigration to Canada. Obtain and prepare these necessary credentials.

A permanent resident is given a PR card, which serves as proof of their status while travelling abroad and eliminates the need for them to present any other type of visa or entry authorisation. If you plan to enter or exit the nation by plane, automobile, boat, train, or bus, you’ll need this card. When you return from a trip outside of Canada, it is your obligation to check that your PR card is still in good standing and to apply for a new one if necessary.