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A Canada Permanent Residence Visa (PRV) is a special type of visa that allows holders and their dependent family members, who meet certain selection criteria, to obtain right to live, work, do business and reach government funded and/or private education permanently in Canada.

The applicant’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 22 are considered as dependent family members. Children 22 years old or older who are unable to financially support themselves due to a mental or physical condition are also considered as dependents.

Every year, thousands of eligible candidates are granted with a Permanent Resident Visa of Canada by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada after a successful application made under various immigration programs such as investor, skilled worker and self-employed persons. Applications are assessed based on the pre-determined selection criteria such as education, profession, wealth, work experience and level of English/French language. Eligible applicants may apply for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa to the Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Please contact us for free assessment of your qualifications.

Work Visa (or Work Permit) holders may live and work in Canada for a limited period of time and are expected to return to their home countries before the expiry date of their visas. Furthermore, they may encounter some restrictions throughout their employment. On the other hand, Permanent Residence Visa holders are able to work, set up a business, receive education and benefit from various Federal and Provincial rights and privileges. Permanent Resident Visa holders are also entitled to apply for a Canadian citizenship when they have met the necessary residency requirement.

All family members included in the application are required to undergo a medical check conducted by a designated medical practitioner (Panel Physicians). Health condition of applicants should not be a danger to public health and safety and cause excessive demand on Canadian health or social services.

Each family member at the age of 18 or over are required to provide a Police Clearance from their country of nationality and all other countries spent 6 months or more.

Hiring a consultant is not compulsory. However, considering the duration and complex nature of application processes, it is very important to take professional assistance from a certified consultant in order to achieve a positive result.

You are advised to work with a licensed consultant who is a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). It is illegal for anyone to provide Canadian immigration advice for a fee if they are not a member of Canadian Law Society, Quebec Chamber of Notaries or the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

Canada Permanent Resident Visas are provided for a life time provided that they are renewed each subsequent 5 years. At the time of renewal, applicants must prove that they have lived in Canada for at least 730 days (2 years) within past 5 years.

Permanent Residents who live in Canada for a period of 1,095 days (3 years) in last 5 years from the date of citizenship application are eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.

In addition to the rights and privileges granted to permanent residents, Canadian citizens have right to obtain a Canadian passport and vote in the Canadian elections. All other rights granted to Canadian citizens are also granted to permanent residents.

Canada recognizes multiple citizenship. So that, applicants who obtain Canadian citizenship do not require to relinquish their existing citizenship. However, it is important to check with the current enforcement of the existing citizenship in this respect.

Citizens of Republic of Turkey do not need to renounce their citizenship.

Permanent Residents of Canada may benefit from completely free of charge primary education and subsidized higher education. In this respect, they have the same rights as Canadian citizens.

Permanent Residents of Canada may benefit from health services completely free of charge. In this respect, they have the same rights as Canadian citizens.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca

Employment and Social Development Canada: http://www.esdc.gc.ca ; http://www.jobbank.gc.ca

Service Canada: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca

Canada Revenue Agency: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Canadian Human Rights Commission: http://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca

Elections Canada: http://www.elections.ca

Travel and Tourism: https://www.travel.gc.ca

Federal Court of Canada: http://www.fct-cf.gc.ca