What Rights & Restrictions Are There for Canada PR Card Holders?

Canada PR Card Holders

It is an open secret that Canada–also known as the Maple Leaf Country–is one of the favorite immigration destinations for the global migrants. Availability of several easy-to-follow visa categories–excellently managed by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and its different provincial counterparts–makes the visa application process pretty hassle-free and easy for all.

Canada PR Card
Canada PR Card

A person, who travels to the country and wishes to live there permanently, needs to acquire the Canada PR Card. It shows that he is a permanent resident of the nation. For availing hassle-free entry to the country, he needs to show this card whenever he is asked for the same. Without this, he will not be allowed to travel in and outside the country.

The holder of the card should not think that it is Citizenship Card, as it is totally different from it. Yes, in this age of Internet and mass media, it is a fact that many people still sometimes get confused, and believe that the Permanent Residency and citizenship are the same things though the fact is that the PR Card only allows free entry to the country to the holders and gives them the right to live and work permanently there in.

What One Gets with Canada PR Card

  1. He enjoys almost all benefits enjoyed by the citizens. For instance, he is eligible to receive healthcare coverage. Though it may seem trivial, it matters a lot and helps one save a lot of money.
  2. As mentioned before, the holder is absolutely free to settle, work and study across anywhere in the nation. There is no bar whatsoever on it.
  3. One can submit an application for the prized citizenship and get it provided he fulfills all mandatory terms & conditions for the same.

These are just some of the benefits enjoyed by the PR Card holders. The holders though lack the right to vote in the nation. This right rests only with the citizens. The PR Card holders can also not get any high security jobs in the nation. These are minor restrictions and should not demoralize one.

On what grounds the PR rights taken back?

On some grounds a Canada PR Card holder may lose his much sought after rights in the nation and may not remain a permanent resident anymore. Let’s check when and how ‘to be on the safer side’!

  1. If a judge determines that he is not a permanent resident, after an inquiry.
  2. When a visa officer determines that the holder does not meet the expectations of the PR Card.
  3. If the holder is not living in the country for a period of two out of five years.
  4. If he is found involved in any crime and is asked to leave the country.

You can also watch this video which explains you everything about the Canada PR.

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