Permanent Residence Application for Canada
Immigration Application Canada: Canada’s “Green Card”
Immigration is the legal procedure that allows you to obtain Permanent Resident status in Canada. As a permanent resident, you are issued an immigrant visa called a Record of Landing by the Canadian government that allows you to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis. There is no such thing as a “Canadian Green Card”. Rather we call it a Permanent Resident Card but it essentially serves the same purpose as a US Green Card.
Applying for Canadian immigration can be an exciting time for anyone wishing to live in a country full of opportunities. However, the application process can be very complex, time consuming and difficult. It is therefore essential that if you are considering applying for Canadian permanent residence, you get professional help. The last thing you want is to be told your application is refused after months and sometimes years of waiting.
We have over 15 years of experience in handling Canadian permanent residence applications and we can help you with your case. Contact us for an assessment of your immigration situation and we will be able to advise you on the best course of action for immigration to Canada.
How do I become a Permanent Resident of Canada?
There are a number of ways to obtain a Canadian Immigrant Visa. You should think about it in terms of “immigration categories”. Each category represents a legal means for an applicant to obtain permanent resident status. Three main categories for Canadian immigration are:
- Independent/Skilled Worker Category
- Business Immigration
- Family Class Immigration
- Canadian Experience Class
If you want to immigrate to Canada, you will have to qualify under at least one of these categories.
Once I become a Canadian Permanent Resident what are my obligations?
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that permanent residents of Canada hold a valid permanent resident card. You will need to meet the permanent residency requirements and renew your permanent residence card every five years.
How do I get help with my Application for Canadian Permanent Residence?
VisaPlace Legal Immigration lawyers has handed all types of Canadian immigration applications with great success. Let us help you with your application. Contact our office for a comprehensive assessment of your case. We won the 2010 and 2011 Top Choice Award for Immigration Services in Toronto. And we are here for you!