Permanent resident are individuals who intends to live and work permanently in Canada. To become a permanent resident, an applicant should apply. There are many ways to apply as a permanent resident under several immigration categories such as a Federal Skilled Worker (Economic Class), Canadian Experience Class, Business Class, Provincial Nominees and Family Class Sponsorship. Permanent visa are issued to applicants, who wanted to immigrate to Canada and who meet certain eligibility criteria.
When you become a permanent resident of Canada, you are entitled to most of the same rights and privileges as a Canadian citizen. You are entitled to equal treatment and equal protection; to certain legal rights. You have the right to enter and exit Canada, plus you can move freely from province to province. You can work and study anywhere you choose in Canada. There is a free education for all children under the age of 18 are entitled to a free education in the Canadian government funded school system.
Canadian Health Insurance Program where most necessary medical expenses are covered through the Canadian universal health care program. These expenses include visits to emergency room, immunizations, yearly exams, etc.
Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, and Canada Pension Plan – All three of these programs are designed to provide financial support to workers after they reach retirement age – currently age 65. To be eligible, you have to meet specific residency requirements and to have contributed to the system by paying taxes in Canada. All of these benefits and more become available to you when you are a permanent resident of Canada.
Finally, being a permanent resident gives you the opportunity to become a Canadian citizen after only three years of living and working in Canada.