A permanent resident (PR) refers to the status given by Canadian immigration to an individual who wants to be a part of the country helping it grow and be diverse in many terms.
Due note, permanent residents are not Canadian citizens. For becoming a citizen, eligible factors are taken into consideration for the same.
However a permanent resident enjoys rights and benefits similar to its citizens.
- Reside, work or study in any province of Canada
- Eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship
- Rights are protected under Canadian law
The PR requirement mandate includes age, education, language proficiency and Canadian work experience of an applicant.
Besides, following needs to be submitted to apply for PR
- Personal identification documents like country issued ids, driving license, etc.
- Have medical certificate showing a healthy and fit applicant.
- Proof of criminal free record.
- Originals and copies of educational degrees, diplomas, certificates, language/skill test results, & etc.
- Sponsor letters
- Proof of sufficient funds
- Refugee status
- Other related documents as required.
Categories associated to obtain a Canadian PR
- Express Entry
- Business Class Immigration
- Family Class Immigration
- Canadian Experience Class
- Provincial Nominee Programs
Once approved to become a permanent resident, next PR card is issued to the individual that shows his/her current status in Canada. The usual expiry period of a PR card is 5 years. And can also be issued for a period of 1 year.
It is very important to carry along the PR card to where ever you travel inside or outside the country.