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Canadian Permanent Residence

There are Many Paths to Obtain Status as a Permanent Resident. Immigration Pros can Help You See if You Qualify.

Check if you meet the requirements to file for permanent residence

Let our team of immigration consultants assist you in your process to mitigate delays or chances of refusal

Immigration Pros is a team of consultants licensed by CICC and authorized by IRCC to provide immigration services in Canada.

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More than 16 years of experience

More than 16 years of experience

Our consultants are licensed by CICC

Our consultants are licensed by CICC in all provinces

Dedicated quality assurance team

Dedicated quality assurance team

Hundreds of successful cases per year

Hundreds of successful cases per year

Services available in English, Spanish and French

Services available in English, Spanish and French

Specialty in LMIAs

Specialty in LMIAs, work permits and family sponsorships

What is a Canadian Permanent Resident?

Permanent residents are people who have been given permanent resident status by immigration Canada but are not citizens. As a permanent resident, individuals can get most social benefits received by citizens including health care coverage, live, work or study anywhere in Canada, apply for Canadian citizenship and receive protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Permanent residents cannot run for political office or vote in elections. They also will not be allowed to work in some positions that require high level security clearances.

Eligibility for a Permanent Resident Status

One of the most common routes to permanent residency is the Express Entry stream. The Express Entry program makes use of a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank and filter candidates based on skills, education, language ability, work experience, and a variety of other factors. The maximum obtainable score is 1200 and generally, the minimum score is around 450.

Canada Permanent Residence Requirements

To apply for Express Entry and obtain a sufficient score, a candidate should:

Age: Be between 18-35 years of age, candidates that are older than 35 will receive less points in the age category.

Education: Generally have the equivalent of the higher secondary education level in Canada. The higher the education qualification, the more points a candidate will receive.

Work Experience: Have at least one year of work experience to obtain minimum points. The more work experience, the more points the candidate will receive.

Language Test: Obtain at least 6 bands in the IELTS test or the equivalent of CLB 7 to score minimum points. The higher the scores on the tests, the more points.

Additional points can be gained if the candidate has family living in Canada that is willing to help them adapt to Canadian life or if the candidate’s spouse or partner is willing to migrate with them. A further ten points is awarded to candidates with a valid job offer from a Canadian employer.

The road to Permanent Residence

The Canadian government has created many different paths that allow foreign nationals to obtain permanent residence, providing great opportunities for those who wish to immigrate to Canada and promote economic growth in the country.

Processing Time

As there are many different ways of obtaining permanent residence, the processing time will vary considerably with every unique application. Once an application is submitted, an estimated waiting time will be displayed letting candidates know when they can expect an answer.

Finding the right program

Family Sponsorship Programs

Spousal Sponsorship

Common-law Partner Sponsorship

Conjugal Partner Sponsorship

Sponsorship for Dependent Children

Sponsorship for Parents and Grandparents

Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor qualifying family members so they can live, work and study in Canada.

Learn more about who qualifies for family sponsorship.

Express Entry Programs

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Canadian Experience Class

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Provincial Nominee Program

Express Entry is a complex program that provides different streams that lead to permanent residence to fulfill different job shortages throughout the provinces and territories. Learn more about different Express Entry streams.

Economic Growth Programs

Agri-Food Pilot

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

These economic programs target foreign workers with experience in a particular industry where job shortages must be diminished.

Permanent Residence Card Renewal

If your PR card expires in less than 9 months, you can apply for a new one which will most likely be valid for 5 years. You can only renew your PR card while in Canada. If you are outside of Canada and your PR card expires, you will need to apply for a permanent residence travel document (PRTD) through a visa application centre. You will not be able to travel to Canada without a PRTD and once you are back you will need to renew your PR card.

Become a Permanent Resident with the help of Immigration Pros

It can be overwhelming and confusing to see all the available options and to choose the correct one for you. Applying for the wrong program can lead to delays and refusals which can be quite costly and time consuming.

Working with an immigration consultant makes the process clear and straightforward. We will explain the options available to you with consideration to your background, family position, and other relevant factors. By working with professionals, you minimise your risk of delays and refusals and increase your chances of a positive answer.

Our team of regulated immigration consultants is licensed by CICC and authorised by IRCC.

Fees for Permanent Residence processes can vary from:
CA$3,090 – CA$4,500.


About the Process



Call or fill out our contact form for a free assessment. Our team of professionals will evaluate your case and provide you with professional feedback on your chances of success along with a quote.


Strategy Creation

Our team of professionals will work with you to create a tailor-made strategy that is likely to result in a successful Permanent Residence process.


Case Revision

We will review your supporting documents thoroughly and work towards building a strong case.



In order to make this an easy and stress-free process, we will handle all communication with the government on your behalf while we await for a decision, keeping you informed every step of the way.



Once a decision has been made, our team will advise you on the next necessary steps to prepare for your arrival to Canada.

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No! While the two are similar and you will have all the rights and privileges of a Canadian citizen, you will not be allowed to vote, run for office, or work in some positions that require high security clearances. You will be able to apply for citizenship if you wish.

Yes, under some circumstances your permanent residence can be revoked. You may lose your PR status if:

  • You become a citizen
  • You renounce your PR status
  • You commit a serious offence as a PR – You may then have to leave Canada permanently
  • You become inadmissible to Canada
  • You have not been in Canada for 730 days in the last 5 years.