Permanent Residency


Permanent Residency

Permanent Residency (PR)

A permanent residency is someone who has been granted permanent resident status in Canada since immigrating, but who is not a Canadian citizen. People of other nations are permanent residents. A temporary visitor to Canada, such as a student or a foreign worker, is not a permanent resident. Via the Government-Assisted Refugee Program, refugees resettled from other countries become permanent residents.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses the Express Entry system to handle and process applications submitted through Canada’s federal economic immigration programmes. Qualified applicants who have been invited to apply to immigrate to Canada based on their human capital factors, expertise, experience, and other factors submit their applications.

Individuals and families who want to live in Canada will apply for Express Entry and become permanent residents in just a few months.


This programme is designed to attract highly skilled workers to Canada, as well as to assist in the development of businesses and the growth of the economy. A skilled worker (Federal) is a person with at least one year of professional experience in an occupation corresponding to skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B of the National Occupational Classification over the previous ten years (NOC).

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Canadian province or territory has to nominate you. The first thing you need to do is apply to the PNP in the province or territory where you want to settle. To qualify, you must have the skills, education and work experience you will need to settle in Canada and support yourself and your family.