Qualifying for Permanent Residence in Canada

Want to start a new life in Canada? As a permanent Canadian resident, you would be entitled to all the benefits this country has to offer. However, not possessing the required documents could sacrifice that reality. With over a decade of experience and an impressive track record, Niren and Associates are willing to lend you their assistance.

Canadian Permanent Residence: Landing in Canada

As a Permanent Resident, you are issued an immigrant visa called a Record of Landing by the Canadian government. This allows you to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.  That being said, a Record of Landing will have an expiry date which means that you must enter Canada before the visa lapses otherwise you will lose your right permanent resident status. In other words, you will have to apply all over again!

Permanent Residence Vs. Temporary Residence

Permanent residence is NOT temporary status such as when you apply for a Visitor Visa, Work Permit or Study Permit. These are temporary visas that limit your stay in Canada for a certain period of time and severely restrict what you can and cannot do. That is not to say that permanent residence does not have limitations. As a permanent resident, you do not carry a Canadian passport, and there are certain residency restrictions imposed.

Becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada

There are a number of ways to obtain a Canadian Immigrant Visa. Think of them in terms of “immigration categories”. Each category represents a legal means for an applicant to obtain permanent resident status. The four main categories are:

• Independent/Skilled Worker Category
Business Immigration
Family Class Immigration
Canadian Experience Class

If you want to immigrate to Canada, you will have to qualify under at least one of these categories. Furthermore, you may need to consult with a legal professional to ensure your eligibility and map your approach.

Establishing Permanent Residence

Once permanent residence has been established, Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that permanent residents hold a valid permanent resident card.  In addition, a permanent resident must, meet all permanent residency requirements and renew the permanent residence card every five years.

Becoming a permanent resident in Canada is a privilege that can enrich the lives of those who qualify. However, not presenting the proper documentation or submitting the wrong information can lead to a negative outcome. Our immigration team for Boston is experienced in matters of permanent residence and are willing to assist you.

Contact today for a consultation with one of our Immigration Lawyers for the Boston, MA. area.

Thank you very much for your work on our Canadian Permanent Residence Application and TRP. I just got off the phone with my wife. We are extremely happy that we will be together again that we can’t even believe it yet. We have been looking forward to this day for so long that now that it is here. I can’t describe what I feel.Marco S.