All About the Canadian Green Card: permanent residency

The Canadian permanent residency card, like the US green card, is a highly sought-after document. It is sometimes referred to as the Canadian green card, although not in any official capacity. It basically serves the same purpose as a green card in the United States. 

If you are considering applying for a Canadian green card, it can be very exciting. Canada is full of opportunity for you and your children. However, the permanent residency process in Canada can be very difficult and time-consuming. It can take months or years to process your application, and you do not want to find that after these months or years of waiting that your application had been refused.

That is why we are here to help you obtain your permanent residency status in Canada. We have the experience and the resources to help you become a permanent resident in Canada.

What are the benefits of a permanent resident card?

A permanent resident card means that you are a legal immigrant to Canada with lawful permanent resident status. You can live and work in Canada on a permanent basis, and you can benefit from many of the social services in Canada that are available to other Canadians.

Tell me more about the permanent resident card, or Canadian green card

The permanent resident card in Canada is not the same as Canadian citizenship. This means you cannot vote, and that if you were to commit a serious crime you could have your permanent resident status taken away and face deportation from Canada.

In order to remain a permanent resident in Canada, you must maintain your permanent resident status. You would do this by abiding by the law and ensuring that you apply to renew your permanent resident card every five years, as it will expire at the end of every five year period.

When you renew your permanent residency card every five years, you need to ensure that you have met the residency obligation to maintain your status. This means that you must prove to Canadian immigration officials that you have been in Canada for at least two of the five years.

Do you want to become a permanent resident in Canada? We can help you achieve your goals. Please contact us as soon as you can to speak to a licensed immigration lawyer.

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