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How To Get Canada Permanent Residency 2022/2023

Becoming A Permanent Resident In Canada - All You Need To Know

How To Get Canada Permanent Residency

Canada is a country that has a good standard of living and high educational standards. Canada is one of the best countries to have a thriving academic and work career in 2021. This article talks about how to get Canada Permanent residency in 2022, 2023.

Thousands of people in Canada do put efforts towards becoming permanent residents. Many foreigners now see Canada as a nice place to improve their career, while some see it as a country full of employment opportunities.

Noticing this recent development, the Canadian government found it necessary to increase the number of successful applications every year. Now, as of 2021, the Canadian government will approve not less than 351,000 applications for permanent residence. The minimum for 2022 has been decided to be 361,000.

Who Is A Permanent Resident In Canada?

A permanent resident is someone that has received permanent residence status and is allowed to reside in Canada, even though he/she is not a Canadian national.

Being a permanent resident is different from being a resident. For example, an international student studying in Canada is permitted to do so because he/she has a study permit. However, that doesn't make him/her a permanent resident. Such a student will have to return to his/her home country after graduation.

To extend his/her stay, the student will have to apply for permanent residence status in Canada.

How Do You Become A Permanent Resident Of Canada? 

There are 5 main ways to get permanent residence in Canada in 2021/2022. Each way has been explained below:

  1. Express Entry.
  2. Business Immigration.
  3. Family Class Immigration.
  4. Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
  5. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Check the PNP Live tracker and streams

Express Entry

This entry program is in charge of immigrants that can complement the labour market when there is a shortage of skilled Canadian workers. For this category of applicants, Express Entry is their best way to obtain Canada permanent residency.

Business Immigration

The Canadian Business Immigration Program is a category for applicants that want to invest in businesses or seek employment in Canada.


Family Class Immigration

Family Class Immigration is all about a Canadian citizen or already existing permanent resident trying to sponsor family members that want to immigrate to Canada and become permanent residents.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class is one of the many immigration programs. It enables foreign employees and international students to obtain their Canadian permanent residency.


Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program allows workers with skill, work experience and enough education to enter and reside in Canada. Remember you can use the Canada PNP Live Tracker here

Note that this is a Provincial Nominee Program and not a Federal government program. Each Province has its own streams for applying people in.

Benefits Of Canada Permanent Residency

Being a permanent resident in Canada makes you entitled to enjoy some benefits. Here are some of them.

  • You will possess the full right to live, study and work in Canada.
  • You will enjoy access to health care.
  • You will be protected under the Canadian charter of rights and freedoms.
  • You possess permission to travel in and out of Canada by making use if your permanent resident card.
  • The Canada Permanent Residency permit is a steppingstone to obtaining Canadian citizenship.

Requirements For Canada Permanent Residency In 2022 / 2023

The eligibility requirements for getting a Canada Permanent Residency have been explained below:
  • The applicant must be physically present within the country's borders for not less than 730 days, within a period of 5 years. There can exceptions to this rule.
  • The first permitted exception is if the applicant is outside the country's borders because he/she accompanied a close family member. (The accompanied family member must be a citizen of Canada).
  • The applicant was outside Canada because of a shift in the place of work or employed full time in the public service of Canada.
  • The applicant accompanied a permanent resident (who also happens to be a legal partner or child of a permanent resident).

How to Get Canada Permanent Residency - Express Entry In 2021/2022

Express Entry applicants can find out how to apply in this section. The applicants under this category can only apply if they received an invitation. 

After receiving an invitation, applicants should start the application process before 60 days, counting from the time the invite was sent. Applicants should:

  • Sign in to their account.
  • Apply for permanent residency under Express Entry.
  • Upload all the required documents.
  • Fill in all the necessary details. 
  • You can always save your progress and revisit it later.

Required Documents For Canada Permanent Residency 2022/203

The following documents will be needed to get a permanent resident card in Canada:
  • Police certificates.
  • Results of medical exams and checkups show you have no contagious diseases.
  • Documents that prove that you can financially sustain yourself and your family (if you are also processing for them).

  • A marriage certificate if your marital status is disclosed as "married".
  • A divorce certificate if your marital status is disclosed as "divorced".
  • A death certificate if your marital status is disclosed as "widowed".
  • An adoption certificate if one of your children is disclosed as "adopted". See the full list here.

Payment Requirements

  • Your application will require a fee of $1,325.
  • For your legal partner, an additional fee of $1,325.
  • To include a dependent child will cost you $225.

Canada Permanent Residency Permit Processing Time

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the processing time has become inaccurate. However, you should expect a duration of 6 months.