Canadian permanent residents are entitled to live and work anywhere in Canada, enjoy many of the privileges of Canadian Citizenship, may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years and may sponsor family members for Canadian permanent resident status.

To become a Canadian permanent resident, a foreign individual must apply for and be issued a Canadian Immigrant Visa. A foreign individual who wishes to settle in Montreal or another city in the Province of Quebec must also apply for a Quebec Certificate of Selection.

There are a number of issues for which a migrant/ visitor/ student may not be knowing. For any  information please find below the heading and for any enquiry or clarification click here.

There are different ways to qualify for Canadian permanent resident status:

  • as an Independent Immigrant
  • as a member of the Family Class
  • as a Refugee

General issues

  • Visas for Canada
  • Applying for a Visa
  • Eligibility Qualifications
  • Health Examinations
  • Character Checks
  • Visa Information
  • Work Rights/ Permission to Work
  • Selection Interviews and Interview Waivers
  • Government Fees and Application Costs
  • Visa Cancellation
  • Appeals/Review
  • Passports

Canada Visas can be divided into two broad groups

Permanent Visas:  Independent Immigrants are divided into two main categories: 

  • Skilled Workers/Professional Visas.

  • Business Immigration Program

Temporary Visas  

  • Temporary Worker

  • International Student

  • Visitor Visa.

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