PERMANENT STATUS IN CANADA
Permanent status in Canada is called Canadian Landed Immigrant status. There are many ways to obtain Canadian Landed Immigrant status. In Canada there is both a Federal and a Provincial immigration program. There is a Skilled Worker program in both the Federal and Provincial immigration systems. The Skilled Worker program is primarily for persons that are well educated and have high skill level jobs or are skilled tradesmen. There is also a Business program in both the Federal and Provincial immigration systems. The business programs are for businessmen with business experience who wish to start a business in Canada or invest money into a government fund.
You can also immigrate to Canada if you are sponsored by a spouse, child or other close relative. There are certain restrictions as to who can sponsor or be sponsored based on income levels and how close the relative is.
After you obtain permanent status you will be required to obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident card. You will have to renew the card. There are strict requirements for renewal with certain exceptions.
Finally, after having lived in Canada for a certain number of years you can apply for Canadian Citizenship. There are a number of benefits available to Canadian Citizens that are not available to Canadian Landed Immigrant status holders.
Brian Edward Tadayoshi Tsuji
Canadian Immigration Lawyer
2800 Park Place
666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2Z7
Tel:(604) 643-6496 Fax:(604) 605-3596