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Canada Permanent Residency
A Canadian PR is an individual who has been given the status of permanent resident by immigrating to Canada. A permanent resident is not synonymous to Candadian Citizen; rather, all permanent residents are citizens of other countries. Permanent residents must meet certain requirements like the residency obligation in order to maintain the permanent resident status.
There are numerous immigration paths that can help someone become a permanent resident of Canada. There are several ways to become a permanent resident of Canada, including economic immigration, business immigration, family sponsorship, and refugee or humanitarian programs.
Permanent Residence Cards
A person may apply for a Canadian permanent resident card (PR card) once their application for permanent residence in Canada has been approved. This document, which can be used to enter and exit the nation, attests to a person’s PR status in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) accepts applications for permanent residence cards.
Renewal of a Permanent Resident Card
Although occasionally PR cards are only good for one year, the majority of permanent resident cards have a five-year validity period. It is advised that permanent residents keep track of their card’s expiration date and submit an application to renew it within six months of that date.
Travel Document for Permanent Residents
If a permanent resident does not have a valid PR card and wants to enter Canada while they are outside of Canada, they may apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD). The PRTD often allows permanent residents to enter Canada only once, allowing them to travel there before they apply for a new PR card or renew their existing PR card.
Requirements for Residency
A person must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days throughout the course of a five-year period in order to maintain their permanent resident status there, unless they meet one or more exceptions.
Renouncing the status of a permanent resident
Loss of Permanent Resident Status is not deemed to occur when a PR card expires. A person must submit an application in order to renounce their permanent residence status.
Benefits of Canada Permanent Residency
The residents of Canada can get suitable high-paying jobs, and tax rebates, which help them enjoy a quality life. Other social benefits include retirement payments, disability benefits and survivors’ benefits for deceased workers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Validity. Most PR cards are valid for five years, but some are only valid for one year. The expiry date is printed on the card. When your PR card expires, you can't use it as a travel document.