All about the Canadian green card: PR status

The Canadian green card is called the permanent resident card, or PR Card. Permanent resident status in Canada is highly sought-after and therefore very difficult and time-consuming to get. If you are interested in a permanent resident card for Canada, please read on to find out how someone can obtain one. 

Methods of obtaining a permanent resident card

In order to get a permanent resident card in Canada, you must qualify under one of several immigration streams or categories. Once you are sure you qualify, you can then apply for permanent residency status in Canada.

The application process for permanent residency status in Canada is lengthy. Permanent resident applications can take years or months to process. If you are serious about obtaining permanent residency status in Canada, speak with a licensed immigration lawyer. We can help you determine the best way to apply.

There are a few different ways of qualifying for permanent residence in Canada. They are:

1. Investor/Self-Employed Immigration (Business Immigration)

Using this method, people who can invest in Canada or in Canadian business (or can start one on their own) can eventually apply for permanent residency in Canada.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
If someone is on a study visa or work visa in Canada, can speak one of the official languages and has work experience in a professional occupation, they can be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Family Class Immigration (Family Sponsorship)

Family members can sponsor you for permanent residency if they themselves are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. They will have to demonstrate that they are financially stable enough to support you.

The Skilled Worker Program

People who qualify for the Skilled Worker Program in Canada can eventually apply for permanent residency in Canada. To apply, they must be tested on a points-based system where points are awarded for things like age, language proficiency and education. They must obtain 67 points of of 100 to qualify for the program and then must have work experience to qualify for permanent residency.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada and become a permanent resident? We can help you. We have over 15 years of experience helping people from across the globe become permanent residents in Canada. Please contact us using the telephone number you see at the top of this page.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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