Being a permanent resident is the same as citizenship, rather it is citizens of another country who live in Canada and have received permanent resident status. "As a permanent resident, you receive most of the benefits as a citizen has such as;
Health care coverage,
Live, work or study anywhere in Canada,
Apply for Canadian citizenship,
Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms."
At the same time, you have the obligations to pay federal, provincial and municipal taxes. Applying to permanent residence through various programs is possible.
Frontera specializes in:
Express Entry: Through this program, Canada selects immigrants based on the ease of establishing themselves in the country and being part of the economy. This program has a system which confers points according to the skills, education, language ability, work experience and other details. Provincial nominees: Most provinces have their nomination system through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Much like the Express Entry, the provinces look for people who have the skills, education and work experience that supports the economy of that province or territory, and the nominee must have desire to live in that province. After obtaining the province nomination, the next step is to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Family Sponsorship. This program is for those whose spouse, common-law partner, parents or children are permanent residents or citizens of Canada.
Caregivers. This program is for children and adult caregivers who have worked at least two years in this field in Canada.
There are other programs such as Immigrant Investors, Atlantic Immigration Pilot, Start-up visa, Self-employed, Quebec-selected skilled workers, for which you can learn more here. If you want to know more or would like to initiate your permanent residence procedure, contact us.