Steps for Getting Canadian Citizenship and Permanent Residency


Foreigners who want to live in Canada can get a status called “permanent residence.”

After applying, these citizens would get a permanent resident card as proof that they live in Canada permanently.




Even if you live in Canada for good, that doesn’t make you a Canadian citizen. When people from other countries move to Canada, they stay there for good.


The visa application process for Canada can be found in the link provided below.


Why living in Canada all the time is a good thing

When you move to Canada to live there for good, you get some benefits. The following are some of them, but not all of them:


It gives you access to health care and social services in Canada.
It gives you a way to apply for Canadian citizenship once you have met the requirements.
It lets you go outside of Canada and come back whenever you want. It protects you under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
It gives you the freedom to live, study, and work in any part of Canada you want.
What you need to do to become a Canadian citizen for life



Before you can apply to live in Canada permanently, you have to make and send in an Express Entry profile. You will need the following papers to do this:

A passport, the results of a language test, an ECA report, or proof of Canadian education.
Extra documents could include

Provincial nomination, if applicable: Proof of experience, a letter of employment from a Canadian employer, and a certificate of qualification in a trade occupation from a Canadian province.
You’ll need the following things to apply for permanent residence in Canada after you get an Invitation to Apply.

Certificates of birth
Evidence of money
Medical exams
Police certificate
Form of a common law union (if you have a common-law partner)
If you said you were married, you should have a marriage certificate.
Divorce certificate if you said you were no longer married.
If you said “widowed” as your marital status, you need to show proof that your partner died.
Adoption certificate if you said “adopted” for a child you were responsible for.
You might also need the following documents:

Digital pictures to prove who you are
Proof that your family member in Canada is related to you
Other names that can be used to confirm an alias
You should only give the above-mentioned documents if your personalized document checklist asks for them.


Below are the most important information and application you need before relocating to Canada.


Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for permanent residency in Canada

You have 60 days from the time you get your ITA (invitation to apply) to start the application process, so you should do it as soon as you get your ITA.

Fill out the online form. To do this, you need to sign in to your account and click the link to apply for permanent residence through express entry.
Make sure you send in all the necessary paperwork.
If you don’t fill out all the required fields, your application won’t be sent.
You can save your information on the form and come back as many times as you need to.
Proof of living in a place for good

You can apply for a resident card once you have been given permanent residency in Canada. With this card in your hand, you can go through any of Canada’s borders.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is the place to go for all requests for permanent residence cards.

How long can I use my Canadian PR card?

PR cards usually last 5 years, but sometimes they only last a year. The card’s expiration date will be clear.

It needs to be renewed at least six months before it runs out, and you have to go through the application process again.

You have to be in Canada if you want to renew your Canadian PR card. No addresses outside of Canada can get a Canadian PR card.

If your PR card expires while you are outside of Canada, you will need your Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD). You won’t be able to get into Canada without it.