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Laurent Gryner, Lawyer

Permanent residence

A permanent resident is a foreign citizen who has certain special rights in Canada: first, a right of residence throughout Canada, but also a right to work, study and enjoy certain benefits social. Permanent residence is usually the step before applying for citizenship.


The permanent resident may travel outside the country with his resident card, but it is not a passport.


Residency requirement: The permanent resident must remain in Canada for at least 2 years during a 5-year period at the risk of losing his or her status.

Different programs make it possible to obtain permanent resident status, including: the skilled immigrant program, the skilled worker program selected by Quebec, family sponsorship programs and those intended for entrepreneurs. Our immigration lawyers handle many applications for permanent residence.


A person wishing to obtain permanent resident status in Quebec will also have to obtain a Quebec selection certificate.

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