Permanent Resident of Canada

The Permanent Residency of Canada gives almost the same rights as a Canadien citizen. A person who obtains the Permanent Residence of Canada can work, study, start a business, etc. The Permanent Resident also has access to all of the social benefits: health insurance (medical and pharmaceutical), family allocations, etc. After three years of being a permanent resident, you can apply for the Canadien Citizenship.

Immigration au Canada

More specifically, a Canadien Permanent Resident can:

In order to keep the Permanent Resident status valid, a person must spend a minimum of 730 days inside of Canada for every period of 5 years. The 730 days don't need to be continuous.

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