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Permanent residence in Canada (also referred to as landed immigrant status) brings with it a variety of rights and obligations. For example, permanent residents can live and work in any place in Canada. However, a permanent resident can lose his/her permanent resident status in Canada if:
Permanent resident card
Permanent resident cards (or “Maple Leaf Cards”) are given to people who have completed the Canadian immigration process and have obtained permanent residence status but are not Canadian citizens. Cards are mailed to new permanent residents as part of the landing process. Permanent resident cards are also available for people who are already permanent residents upon application according to year of landing. Each person applying for permanent residence will require a card, which is usually valid for five years.
CIC Website: Permanent Resident Card
Where to apply for residence
Effective May 1st, 2003, Section 11 of the Immigration And Refugee Protection Act specifies that all applicants seeking Permanent Residence status must submit their applications to the visa office responsible for either the country where the applicant is residing, if the applicant has been lawfully admitted to that country for at least one year, or the applicant’s country of nationality, or if the applicant is stateless, their country of habitual residence other than a country where the applicant is residing without having been lawfully admitted.
If you wish to apply under this visa category, please contact one of our immigration advisers.
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