Canada Immigration Permanent Resident
Who is Canada Immigration Permanent Resident?
He is basically an individual, who does not happen to
be a citizen of the country, but has been proffered with the authorization
to stay and do a job inside the country, minus any restrictions whatsoever
of time-frame put on his stay. Although Canada permanent residents continue
to be the citizens of their home nation, they enjoy certain rights and
privileges in the Maple Country, i.e., Canada.
With a view to maintaining one's status as a permanent resident, the involved
person has to cater to certain mentioned obligations though related to
residency. It is compulsory that such a resident stays inside the Maple
Country, for 2 years out of every 5 years to maintain his prized permanent
All permanent residents are provided with what is called the Permanent
Resident Card (PR Card). It's the certified evidence of their position
as permanent residents of the Maple Country. The holders are expected
to produce the same on being asked for it by the concerned authorities.
It needs to be mentioned here that an individual in Canada, on a short-term
basis-like a world student and/or a temporary overseas worker-does not
hold the permanent residency rights of the Maple Country, and is not a
Canada Permanent Resident Vs Canada Citizens
People often fail to differentiate between a Canada Permanent
Resident and a Canada Citizen even as they believe the rights and obligations
of these two are rather identical. Yes, it's a fact that there is not
much of a difference between the rights and responsibilities of a Canadian
permanent resident and a Canadian citizen. Both have the right to do a
job for any firm, in addition for the federal or provincial administration
(some restrictions do exist). Further, the permanent residents, much like
the citizens, may join the country's defence forces.
However, Canada permanent residents still lack many rights, as compared
to the Canada citizens. They cannot cast votes in elections; contest for
elected office; possess the nation's passports. Further, unlike the citizens,
the permanent residents could be exiled from the nation for grave crimes
committed inside the Maple Country.
Though permanent residents could file a petition for the citizenship,
post 3 years inside Canada; this is not obligatory.