A permanent resident or a landed immigrant in Canada has a special status and can live permanently in Canada. They can live, work and study in Canada for any length of time. They can also apply for Canadian Citizenship on completion of Residency requirements.
Permanent Residency can be acquired in different categories:
Family: Under this class, the applicant can apply for permanent residency of a sponsor, partner, parents, dependent children other family members.
Economic: it includes permanent residency based on investment or employment status.
Refugee: H& C residency application, refugee claims and asylum-seekers come under this category.
Categories for Express Entry Program:
Once a person acquires permanent residency status, he/she receives a permanent resident card. This card works as proof of PR status. The individual needs to carry it on him/her when leaving the country.
The Government reserves the right to revoke a PR card if a person fails to fulfil the residency requirements of residing 2 out of 5 years in Canada.