Canadian Permanent Resident Categories

Permanent resident status in Canada is extremely sought-after, and is much like the legal green card holder status in the United States. Someone who is a permanent resident of Canada holds a permanent resident card, and may live and work in Canada on a permanent basis as long as they like when they meet the permanent resident requirements. ??But as permanent resident status in Canada is a goal for many, it is not easy to get it. You must qualify for permanent resident status under one of the several programs available, first. 

Immigration Streams for permanent residency in Canada

1. Canadian Experience Class: The Canadian Experience Class is a popular program that allows people who are currently in Canada and on a student visa or a work permit to apply for permanent resident status in Canada while using their experience in the Canadian labour market as an advantage. There are also language proficiency requirements for this stream.

2. Business Immigration: There are two main business immigration categories, and these are the Investor immigration category and the Self-Employed immigration category. As such, you must have a certain amount of money to be able to be invested in Canada or have the capacity to create a business.

3. Skilled Workers: The Federal Skilled Worker Program allows people to immigrate to Canada based on their own personal credentials, such as their level of education, occupation, work experience, language proficiency and more.

4. Family Class Immigration: Family members and spouses can be sponsored to Canada, as long as the sponsor is a Canadian permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. There are limitations on who can be sponsored, and strict requirements that sponsors must meet.

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