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Do you want to make Canada your new home? Becoming a permanent resident means you can live and work in Canada without any time limit on their stay.

If you are a permanent resident you have certain rights and obligations you must meet to maintain your status. Eventually, if certain requirements are met, you can apply to become a Canadian citizen. Permanent residency is granted through the Government’s economic and non-economic classes. If you belong to one of these categories, and meet the requirements, you may be able eligible to apply for permanent residency status.

Economic classes

  • Federal skilled workers

  • Quebec skilled workers

  • Provincial nominees

  • Entrepreneurs and self-employed persons

  • Canadian experience class

  • Federal skilled trades class

  • Investors

  • Start-up business class

  • Caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs classes

  • Immigrant Investor Venture Capital class

  • Live-in caregivers in Canada

  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Non-economic classes

  • Members of the family class

  • Adoptions

  • Spouse or common-law partner in Canada

  • Humanitarian and compassionate consideration

  • Protected persons

  • Temporary resident permit holders

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