Vancouver Canadian Permanent Resident Categories

Someone who moves to Canada to live and work here permanently is called a legal permanent resident, and they have permanent resident status in Canada. This means they can live and work anywhere in Canada, as well as do so for as long as they meet the requirements for being a permanent resident in Canada. But how does someone become a permanent resident in Canada? There are several different immigration categories that lead to permanent resident status.

Permanent resident immigration stream categories

1. Family Class Immigration: Someone can be sponsored for permanent residency status in Canada if they have a close family member or a spouse who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Please note that currently, parents and grandparents cannot be sponsored.

2. Canadian Experience Class: If you are in Canada on a work permit or a study visa and meet certain requirements related to Canadian work experience and language proficiency, you may be eligible for permanent resident status under this program.

3. Federal Skilled Worker Program: Skilled workers can apply to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents based on their own credentials related to work experience, language proficiency and education.

4. Business Immigration: There are several different business-related immigration programs in Canada, such as investor immigration and self-employed immigration. If you have the capital to invest in or start a business in Canada, you may be able to become a permanent resident.

As you can see, there are several different ways someone could become a permanent resident in Canada. If you think you are eligible for any one of the above programs and would like to find out more, please contact our immigration law firm. We can help you, like we have helped countless others become permanent residents of Canada. We are only a phone call away.

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