How to Become a Permanent Resident in Canada

Did you know that there are four main categories of immigration to Canada that can result in permanent resident status?

A permanent resident in Canada enjoys many benefits. For example, a permanent resident in Canada can live and work anywhere in the country and leave and re-enter Canada as they wish. However, they cannot vote like a Canadian citizen can and could face deportation from Canada if convicted of a very serious crime.

In order to maintain permanent resident status in Canada, you must be able to remain physically present in Canada for at least two years out of every five years you are a permanent resident.

What are the ways I could become a permanent resident in Canada?

The four main immigration streams that can be used to obtain permanent resident status in Canada are:

Independent/Skilled Worker Category: People who come to Canada under the skilled worker program can apply for permanent residency after a certain amount of time working in Canada.

Business Immigration: Investors and self-employed people who come to Canada can be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Family Class Immigration: If you have a spouse who is a permanent resident in Canada or a Canadian citizen, they may be able to sponsor you to Canada.

Canadian Experience Class: International students and foreign workers who have met some specific requirements may be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Do you want to immigrate to Canada and become a permanent resident? We can help you. Please know that this is a very difficult and time consuming process, and you will want professional help to make sure it goes smoothly. Contact us at the telephone number above, or the e-mail form on the right. You are closer than you think!

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