How to Become a Green Card Holder in Canada

Canadian green card holders are called people with permanent resident status. Permanent residents in Canada are able to live and work in Canada, while holding a permanent resident card (PR card) – Canada’s “green card”. 

Immigration to Canada is very exciting! However, it is very complicated and time consuming. The process of becoming a permanent resident in Canada can be extremely long, taking months or years. It is very wise to seek professional help in the form of a licensed immigration lawyer if you intend to become a permanent resident in Canada. They will give you and your application the best chance of success for acceptance.

Ways of becoming a permanent resident in Canada

The main categories for becoming a permanent resident are:

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

What happens once I become a permanent resident in Canada?

Once you become a permanent resident in Canada you can live and work anywhere in the country. You will hold a permanent resident card (PR card) that allows you to travel in and out of Canada freely. You will have to meet the residency obligation for a permanent resident in Canada, which is being physically present in Canada for two years out of every five years.

If you have decided you want to become a permanent resident in Canada, we can help! You will need to determine which immigration stream is the right one for you, and make sure that your application is flawless. Don’t go it alone, as it is a very time consuming and difficult process. You would hate to wait years for your application to be processed only to find out it was denied because of an error on your part. With an immigration lawyer on your side, you have the best chance of success.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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