A permanent resident is somebody who has been given permanent resident status by moving to Canada, however the person is still a citizen of another country. A person in Canada to study or work is a temporary resident. They have different ways to get permanent residency, if they meet the requirements under one of the PR programs.
Refugees who are resettled from abroad become permanent residents through the Government-Assisted Refugee Program or the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
There are many application processes to obtain a Permanent Residence in Canada. Federal Government offers several streams and most provinces have signed agreements with the federal government to allow candidates to apply through provincial nominations as well. More than 341,000 permanent residencies are issued every year to people from all over the world.
We assess you on your application for any of these streams so you increase your chances of obtaining your permanent residence issued by Canadian Government.
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