Amongst various models of immigration that are being followed by various countries to attract new immigrants, Canadian model of diversity is an exemplary and successful model as a host country to global immigration movement. Diversity model offers an enviable socio-economic and demographic phenomenon that is unique and progressive.
People around the world with multi-divergent backgrounds have been considering Canada as their ultimate country of destination, not only because Canada offers a better opportunity to be successful but Canadian values of humanity, freedom and democracy make the new immigrants much more privileged than their countries of nationality. They start experiencing an environment of freedom and liberty that they never experienced in the countries of their origin.
Skilled professionals, tradesmen and entrepreneurs have been seeking to obtain permanent immigration in Canada in order to optimize their potential and realize the privileges of true freedom and civil liberties. Therefore, no wonder why immigrants make up a considerable proportion of the Canadian population which is increasing every year. Over the past few years, the flow of new immigrants to Canada has substantially increased. Anyone who migrates to Canada after obtaining a permanent immigrant visa automatically becomes eligible for privileges and amenities that proudly symbolize the Canadian society.
Rights of permanent residents:
- A permanent resident who is also called a landed immigrant receives full healthcare coverage and social benefits that are usually meant for Canadian citizens.
- They can reside, work and study anywhere in Canada without any condition or restriction.
- A permanent resident can apply for Canadian citizenship after being physically present in Canada for three years in a four year period.
- An immigrant will be protected under Canadian laws and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A permanent resident cannot have the following until becoming a citizen of Canada:
- Cannot vote or be a candidate for political office.
- Cannot hold certain government and high-security jobs.
- Cannot remain a permanent resident if convicted of a serious crime.
A permanent resident must reside in Canada for an accumulated period of 730 days during a span of 5 years, i.e. between the dates of issuance and expiration of the permanent resident card, in order to retain permanent resident status in Canada. A permanent resident must have a valid permanent resident card to travel outside and re-enter Canada.
If you have been dreaming of becoming a Canadian immigrant, we can help you in realizing that dream. Please contact us and avail the opportunity of our free preliminary assessment of your eligibility.