With the world in such a state of turmoil, the increase in numbers of displaced people comes with little shock to the avid reader. On top of that, the imposition of the worldwide lockdown due to Covid-19 has severely hampered the movement of refugees too. The acceptance of refugees into other countries has also been a challenging endeavor for the governments of city-states to handle. In light of this CANADA has stood out with its humanitarian refugee acceptance schemes. These schemes allow refugees to apply for Permanent residency in Canada.
One may ask about the Benefits of a Canadian Permanent Residence. A Permanent Resident of Canada has all the basic constitutional rights granted to the natural-born citizens of Canada. They are also entitled to availing the healthcare benefits of Canada and will be allowed to study or work with complete freedom of choice, in any part of the country as well. The only difference is that permanent residents will not be granted the Right to Vote or hold Jobs that require the applicant to be a citizen of the country.
How long one needs to stay in Canada to keep his Permanent Resident Status?
Anyone wishing to maintain their permanent resident status must live in Canada for a total of 730 days in 5 years, from which trips abroad may also count towards the 730 day domicile period required for a permanent residency in Canada.
Additionally, one may also loose his PR status if:
a. That person is granted Canadian Citizenship.
b. That person chooses to give up their PR status on their own, or
c. The Canadian justice finds adequate evidence to decree such a judgment.
Expiring of a Permanent Residency card, shall not be considered as a ground for losing permanent residency status in Canada.
Any person wishing to enter Canada must wait till their permanent resident status is resolved either by getting a permanent resident travel document or by choosing to give up one’s permanent resident status.