What is PR (Permanent Resident) Card?

The permanent residents of Canada are given the Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) as a proof that they are Permanent Residents of Canada (in case the card holder travel outside Canada). The card holder would require the PR Card if re-enters Canada after leaving it once.

What are the Benefits given to a Permanent Resident?
  • Can Live, study or work anywhere in Canada
  • Can apply for Canadian Citizenship
  • Can get the Health care and most of the other social benefits, which a Canadian Citizen receives.
  • Is protected under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The permanent residents are not allowed to:
  • Vote or run a Political Office
  • Get any job that need a high-level security clearance.
What are the different PR Visa Categories?

There are different programs or categories available, under which you can apply for the permanent residency visa i.e.

      • Skilled immigrants,(Express entry)
        • Federal Skilled Worker
        • Federal Skilled Trades Program
        • Canadian Experience Class
        • PNP programs
      • Quebec skilled worker program
      • Investors Entrepreneurs and Self Employed
      • Family Sponsorship
      • Live in Care giver Visa
Quebec Selected Skilled Workers
Sponsorship programs
      • Family sponsorship
      • Sponsoring refugees