How Does Permanent Residence Work?

Watch this video to learn about Permanent Residence in Canada.

Next, fill out the Online Assessment form and within one business day (often much quicker) we will follow up with you to schedule your immigration consultation.

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Every year thousands of people realize their dreams of becoming Permanent Residence within Canada and there is no reason you can’t be among them. The immigration streams under the permanent residence category allow one to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.

It is important to determine which immigration stream would be best suited for you in order to avoid a denied application. It is for this reason why it is highly recommended that you seek the counsel of an experienced immigration lawyer, the navigate the logistical hurdles often encountered by novices.

When submitting an application for permanent residence, one may also choose to include his or her spouse along with dependents. After a successful application has been lodged, an applicant who has been granted permanent residence may be eligible to move with his or her spouse along with dependents to Canada.

How To Get A Permanent Residence Card

If you hold permanent resident status in Canada, you will need to show your permanent residence card anytime you wish to re-enter. To the benefit of Canadian immigrants, there are plenty of ways to get it.  For starters, if you are a new permanent resident to Canada, there is no need to apply for a card as one will be sent to you automatically.

Simply provide your Canadian mailing address via mail or the online tool within 180 days of arriving in Canada. If you fail to do this during the 180-day timeline, you will have to pay a $50 processing fee to receive a new card.

You are eligible for a new card, if:

  • You’ve lost your card
  • You've had it stolen
  • You've legally changed your name
  • Your card has or will expire in the next nine months

To begin, simply complete the steps in the application process, which range from getting copies of your passport to supplying a photo for the card. Next, pay your application fees online and submit your application for processing. The processing times will vary based on the time of year you are applying.

What Options Are There for Permanent Residence in Canada?

What to ask a licensed Canadian immigration professional about PR’s in Canada?

Choosing the right immigration professional is probably your most crucial decision as not all immigration professionals possess the necessary experience needed to successfully process a Permanent Residence application.  We’ve noticed that  often times a Permanent Residence visa is refused due to a lack of the right questions being addressed.

Here are some very important questions you want to ask any person you are planning on hiring to help you with your Permanent Residence visa application.

  • Which category would best fit my application for Permanent Residence?
  • Under the skilled worker programs, am I required to have have job offer in order to immigrate to Canada?
  • What kind of supporting documentation would help strengthen my case for permanent residence after a category has been determined?
  • If one has a family you may want to ask, what is required for my family to immigrate to Canada?

The immigration attorney you choose should have no problems answering questions such as these nor any others that may arise.

Why Contact My Visa Source for an Assessment?

Congratulations on taking your first step toward living permanently in Canada. The more research you do on the immigration process, the more you will learn about your specific situation and how we can help you navigate through the Permanent Residence process.

Lawyers at My Visa Source dedicate themselves to your immigration case, providing legal representation tailored to your personal situation. Our expertise focuses on immigration and visa programs for Canada and the United States, including global immigration.

Partnering with an award-winning immigration team greatly increases the likelihood of achieving your specific immigration or visa goals.

Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork and perfect attention to detail, reducing the risk of wasted time, money or permanent rejection.

Begin Your Application for Permanent Residence Today

Securing personalized legal help is quick and simple. Begin with our one-minute online assessment form or call us toll-free at 1-888-509-1987.

We have a dedicated team of licensed professionals standing by, ready to answer your immigration and visa questions.

Book a personal consultation to speak with an award-winning immigration lawyer over the phone, on Skype or in-person at our downtown Toronto and Vancouver offices.

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The entire team at My Visa Source has been personally invaluable in successfully obtaining permanent residency in Canada. From the initial consultation to the final landing appointment, they were always willing to answer our questions thoroughly. It was reassuring to know that every aspect of the application was accounted for. We would highly recommend My Visa Source for anyone seeking professional legal assistance. You'll be able to fulfill your immigration goals in an efficient manner, with the utmost reassurance!” 5-Green-Star-Review5 out of 5 » Rating by: V Teetsov

“My Visa Source was Awesome! A team of three experts have guided me through this whole immigration process. Extremely professional, friendly and thorough. I finally got my Permanent Residency! I highly recommend them.” 5-Green-Star-Review 5 out of 5 » Rating by: Alexandre L.

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“We engaged My Visa Source to help with my wife's permanent residency application, after we found the information online to be confusing and repetitive. They were extremely helpful, punctual, and concise in helping us complete the forms and answering all of our questions. The process was fairly long, and we felt that we received good value for our money... They saved us hours of work deciphering and filling out forms. And most importantly, they got it right - our application was submitted and approved in a timely manner.” 5-Green-Star-Review 5 out of 5 » Rating by: Michael G.

“They're currently assisting me in applying for PR. I really love how they care about their clients and how meticulous they are when presenting what are required and checking the documents before submitting. During my application, they would frequently email me to check on my situation. They would also closely monitor the circumstances and give me updates on changes. They ensure your application is prepared in the best way. Excellent service!” 5-Green-Star-Review 5 out of 5 » Rating by: Steven N.

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