Posted on December 27 2022
There are many benefits that Canada permanent residents get. Here are a few:
In simple words, a permanent resident in Canada is a person who gets the status of a permanent resident upon his/her immigration to Canada. This status will however not amount to their becoming a Canadian citizen.
Canada Permanent Residency grants you the rights and legal status that are below that of a citizen but above those who arrive in Canada temporarily as students or workers. Those people will have termed visas, upon the expiry of which they have to either extend it (if possible) or leave the country.
If you are a permanent resident in Canada, you will receive a Canada PR card that shows your status in Canada. While you travel outside Canada, you have to carry a PR card as well as your passport. If you are a permanent resident in Canada without a valid PR card in hand, you will need to lodge an application for a PR travel document before coming back to Canada after a trip by a commercial vehicle.
|Canada PRs get most of the social benefits that Canadian citizens are entitled to. These include healthcare coverage.||
Canada PRs can’t vote or run for any political office.
Canada PRs can live, study, or work at any location in Canada.
Canada PRs can’t hold certain jobs that require a high-level security clearance.
Canada PRs can apply for Canadian citizenship.
Canada PRs will be protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian law.
Canada PR visa gives you the right to live in Canada permanently. However, in order to maintain your Canada PR status, you are required to be present in Canada for a minimum period of 730 days during the last five years. It’s not required that the 730 days are spent in Canada continuously. It’s even possible that some of the time you spent abroad may count towards those 730 days.
Your PR card could get expired. However, this doesn’t mean that your Canada PR status expires too. Normally, the validity of a Canada PR card is 5 years. In case your PR card expires or is due to expire in under 9 months, you may apply for a new card.
To be eligible for a Canada PR card, you must
In case you are outside Canada, you can apply for a PRTD (Permanent Resident Travel Document) to come back to Canada
If you want to leave Canada, you can renew your Canada PR card before you leave Canada.
The cost of a Canada PR card is CAD50. The time taken for processing the application for renewal or replacement of a PR card is 93 days. A new PR card will be issued within 65 days.
In case you want a PR card to be issued faster, you have the option of applying for urgent processing. For urgent PR card processing, you need to be traveling outside Canada within the next three months owing to:
The granting of urgent processing isn’t assured.
In order to become a Canadian citizen, you have to meet the following requirements:
Any additional documents may also have to be presented depending on the situation that arises.
If you are one who has the following statuses, you will have additional requirements to fulfill:
You must note that marrying a Canadian citizen won’t make you a Canadian citizen automatically. However, if you have a parent/grandparent who’s Canadian, you may automatically become a Canadian citizen yourself.
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