How to Apply for a Canadian Residence Permit

A Canadian residence permit is given to a foreigner who moves to Canada, meets the requirements, and is given permanent residency status by the Canadian government.

Most permanent residents are NOT Canadian citizens. Instead, they are citizens of other countries.

Foreigners who come to Canada temporarily for work or school and want to stay there permanently can do so by getting a Canadian Residence Permit.

You can apply for a Canadian residence permit in a province of your choice, in Quebec, which has its own immigration rules, or through family class sponsorship.

Here are some questions that people often ask about the Canadian Residence Permit.

How long does it take to apply for and get a Canadian residence permit?

It takes about 45 days to get a Canadian Residence Permit card for someone who has moved there permanently. To get to this stage, IRCC must have received your complete application package, which can only be accepted if you’ve met the requirements for residency.

It takes about 104 days to renew a Canadian residence permit after an application has been made.

Can I stay in Canada until I get my permit to live there permanently?

Definitely. You can live in Canada while you wait for your permanent residency as long as you don’t break the law. While you wait for your PR card, it is very important to make sure that your temporary resident status stays valid.

Is there a timetable for when I can apply for permanent residency?

  • You have to be physically present in Canada
  • You shouldn’t be a Canadian citizen
  • Ensure you are not convicted for misuse of a PR card or any related offense if not renewal would be impossible
  • You must reside in Canada

How much does it cost to get a permanent resident card?

The total cost of applying for and getting a Canadian Residence Permit is the sum of all the fees you need to pay. These fees change based on the program you used to apply.

How to Get a Permanent Resident Card in Canada

The following is a detailed outline of the processes involved in obtaining a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa.

Check if you are eligible

You have to make sure you can apply, which means you have to meet the requirements. Depending on the program you want to join, these requirements can be different.

For example, if you want to get a Canadian residence permit through family class sponsorship, the first thing you need is a family member who lives permanently in Canada. If you want to get a permit through the Quebec program, this is not a requirement.

Inquire about the Application Forms

This application can be found on the IRCC website. Most of the time, you can apply for your Canadian residence permit online, but there are some exceptions, like when your parent or grandparent sponsors you or when you are invited to apply in person for an express entry program.

Fill out the forms in the application package and make sure to include all the required documents. Some application categories, like the parent/grandparent sponsorship, have deadlines.

Funds must be paid in accordance with regulations.

In order to avoid any potential setbacks with your application for a Canadian residency visa, you will need to pay the associated expenses. Included in these costs are

  • Biometrics fee
  •  Processing fee
  • Right of permanence residence fee

Submit your document

After you’ve filled out your application and gathered all the required documents, you can send them to IRCC using the address given.

If you follow these steps, it will be easy to get a Canadian residence permit. Good luck!