Canadian Permanent Resident Visa

A permanent resident in Canada is someone who has immigrated from another country to live and work permanently. Those who are temporarily in Canada are not considered permanent residents (such as students, temporary foreign workers or visitors). Following the acquisition of permanent residence status in Canada, a permanent resident card (PR Card) was issued, which serves as official proof of legal status as a permanent resident in Canada. This card is required for anyone travelling outside of Canada or returning to the country.

Minimum Duration of Stay

To maintain their status, a permanent resident must stay in Canada for at least 730 days within five (5) years of the date of issuance.


According to Canadian law, permanent residents in Canada have the right to a dignified life with adequate resources. Permanent residents of Canada are entitled to human rights and social benefits. Individuals with Canadian Permanent Resident Status are also eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship. Individuals with permanent residence in Canada, on the other hand, are not allowed to vote or apply for jobs that require a Canadian citizen as a prerequisite.

How to Apply?

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has proposed 14 immigration programs to help international skilled workers immigrate to Canada and obtain Canadian Permanent Resident Status. Programs such as these include:

  •  •  Express Entry
  •  •  Provincial Nominee Program
  •  • Family Sponsorship
  •  • Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers (QSSW) Program
  •  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
  •  • Caregivers Program
  •  • Start-up Visa
  •  • Self-employed Program
  •  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program
  •  • Agri-Food Pilot
  •  • Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway* (Closed on November 5, 2021)
  •  • Health-care Workers Permanent Residence Pathway
  •  • Refugees, and
  •  • Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents

If you have any questions or concerns about obtaining a Canadian Permanent Residence Visa, please contact us at [email protected], and one of our team members will be happy to assist you. You can also reach us at +91-8595010514.

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