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Permanent Residence

Permanent residency in Canada refers to the immigration status that allows foreign nationals to live, work, and study in Canada indefinitely. It is also commonly referred to as Canadian permanent residence or PR.

A women giving Canadian passport
A women seen giving a passport



Benefits of Canadian permanent residency include: 

  1. Permission to live, work, and study anywhere in Canada.

  2. Access to most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including healthcare coverage.

  3. Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  4. The ability to apply for Canadian citizenship after meeting the eligibility requirements.

  5. The opportunity to sponsor family members for permanent residency in Canada.

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