Permanent Residence in Canada2020-09-29T04:15:51+00:00
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Acheiving the dream of permanent residence in Canada is a privledge bestowed on those who possess the skills, experience and vision to invest in the fabric of Canadian society. Getting there is a journey in itself as there are many different pathways and avenues available. We would like to share some possibilities with you. Join us as a partner in your pathway to immigration in Canada.

Pathways to Residence

Economic Immigration

Hundreds of thousands of people per year become permanent residents through one of the many economic pathways available. The fastest and most popular pathway is the Express Entry system, which allows you and your family members to emmigrate to Canada based on your skills, experience and personal atributes.

For those with a background in business and entrepreneurship, there are the Provincial Nominee Programs, or PNPs. These provincial programs support your application for permanent residence by way of offering you a nomination of support on your application. Other pathways in the PNPs are available to students and skilled workers with an offer of employment.

Family Sponsorship

Uniting family members is a high priority for the Government of Canada which is why there exists the many pathways to permanent residence through the Family Class. To apply, a family member such as a spouse, child or parent, who is already a perment resident of Canada, must become a sponsor. Next, a family member can apply for permanent residence. If the applications are accepted, the family member becomes a permanent resident of Canada.


Canada is a nation of tolerance and acceptance and abids by the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Becoming a refugee in Canada means declaring sanctuary from whatever threatens your well-being from fear of death, persecution, torture or punishment. To qualify as a refugee you must submit a claim and appear in a hearing in front of a member of the Immigration Refugee Board.

How do I know what pathway is right for me?

Choosing the right pathway to emigrate to Canada can be complicated. We understand. Which is way it is worth consulting an expert before you embark on your journey. A quick 1 hour Zoom Consultation with a professional will assess your case and provide you with options.


Losing Your Canadian Permanent Resident Status2020-12-17T18:25:22+00:00

This is not something that happens automatically. You can’t lose it by living outside Canada, unless you live longer than the residency requirement

However, losing your permanent resident status must pass through an official process- an adjudicator or visa officer has to examine the situation and proves that you no longer meet the eligibility residency requirement when you apply for a temporary resident travel document or permanent resident travel document. You might lose your permanent resident status through any of the ways described below:

  • If you are unable to live in Canada for 2 years out of a 5-year period
  • If you are told to leave Canada or you committed a serious crime or
  • You become a citizen of Canada

You won’t lose your permanent resident status if your Permanent resident card expires or if you voluntarily renounce your permanent resident status- there may come a time in your life in which you no longer want to be a permanent resident of Canada. If such happens, you can decide to give up your permanent resident status and that’s it.

For instance if you:

  • are aware that you haven’t met your residency obligations by being outside the boundaries of Canada for a long period of time like more than 2 years in a 5-year period
  • would like to come to Canada and
  • wouldn’t like the visa officers to scrutinize your permanent resident status


  • Wouldn’t like to have any delay at the port of entry

If this is the situation, you won’t be able to visit Canada until your permanent resident status is amicably resolved by either voluntarily renouncing (giving up) your permanent resident status or receiving a PR travel document.

What Permanent Residents Can Never Do?2020-12-17T20:31:09+00:00

As a permanent resident, you are not eligible to:

  • Run or vote for political office
  • Access some jobs that requires high-level security clearance

Time spent living in Canada

As a permanent resident, you can live and work outside Canada, but must live within Canada at least 2 years in every 5-year period. You may lose your permanent resident status if you live outside Canada longer than the residency requirement.

What Permanent Residents Can Do?2020-12-17T20:30:44+00:00

As a permanent resident, you have absolute right to:

  • Enjoy all the social benefits just like every other Canadian citizen such as health care insurance
  • Live and work in Canada
  • Apply for Canadian citizenship, and
  • Protection under Canadian charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian law.

You must be paying your taxes promptly and respect all Canadian laws at the municipal, provincial, and Federal levels

What is a Permanent Resident?2020-12-17T20:30:29+00:00

The status of permanent residence is given to a foreigner who has migrated to Canada over a period of years- they are citizens of other countries, but for one reason or the other, they have come to live and work in Canada.

Someone in Canada temporarily like a foreign worker or student cannot be classified a permanent resident.

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Immigration planning is a long-term affair. Let’s start by defining what is possible and make a commitment to getting there. As a partner in your immigration journey to Canada, I will add my experience, expertise, and guidance to the case. Your future in Canada is my personal priority. 

Becoming a Canadian is a dream worth pursuing, but the journey can be long and complicated. I would like to make that a lot easier for you. That is why I would like to offer you the opportunity to discuss your case before making a serious comittment.

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